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Remembering Operation Jaywick : Singapore’s Asymmetric Warfare
Decades before the concept of asymmetric warfare became popular, Singapore was already the site of a deadly Allied commando attack on Japanese assets. There are lessons to be learned from this episode.
BIMSTEC : Re-modelling for a Bigger Role?
Changing geopolitical realities in the region have brought about a renewed interest in the Bay of Bengal. Can BIMSTEC utilise the momentum to remodel itself as a grouping to be reckoned with?
Indonesia’s New Halal Law : Impact on the Political Economy
Indonesia’s new halal certification law will be implemented by the end of 2019. What are the implications of the upcoming halal law on the country’s political economy and on Indonesia’s ambition to be a global halal hub?
2019 Jolo Bombing : Bid to Derail BOL Peace Deal?
The 27 January attack by the Abu Sayyaf Group on a Catholic church in Jolo seemed to signal that not all groups in the southern Philippines support the Bangsamoro Organic Law peace deal.
New Pro-Islamic State Magazine : A Persistent Ideological Threat
The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, persists to propagate its ideas to the Indonesian and Malay speaking communities through its supporters in the new Hanifiyah Media magazine. Apart from spreading its ideas on religion ...
International Humanitarian Assistance : What Must Change
For decades, international humanitarian assistance has been a supply-driven enterprise of rich countries funding multilateral and international organisations to distribute aid in poor and fragile states. To be more ...
The SAF After Next Incarnation
Singapore is gradually unveiling the contours of its future military modernisation paths for the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) planned for the mid-21st century. Its trajectory will be shaped not only by adapting emerging ...
Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 – Politics at the Periphery : The ‘Outer Island’ Phenomenon
West Kalimantan, despite being perceived as provincial, provides crucial insights into patterns of politics that lie outside the purview of Jakarta.
Brexit & Southeast Asia : Return of British Naval Presence?
Although it should not be exaggerated, a persistent British naval presence in Southeast Asia should be expected now that commitments to Iraq and Afghanistan have reduced.
Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 – Old Soldiers Never Die : Retired Officers Behind Jokowi, Prabowo
Several retired senior military officers have declared their support for either incumbent President Joko Widodo or his challenger Prabowo Subianto in the upcoming April 2019 presidential election. How will support of these ...