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Our Skynet Moment: Debating Morality of AI
The rapid growth of artificial intelligence (AI) has serious implications for our future. The issues and their oversight are not just the domain of computer engineers, technologists and AI experts. Policymakers, Smart ...
Pedantic Semantics or Strategic Discourse? The Politics of Talking about Terrorism
The language chosen by leaders to discuss terrorism and extremism has the power to shape and (de)legitimise particular strategic responses. Politically incorrect discourse will only lead to politically incorrect decisions.
TNI’s Reshuffle: Jokowi’s Strategic Move
The recent rotation of senior officers carried out by Indonesia’s new military chief Hadi Tjahjanto is seen as a strategic move by President Joko Widodo to secure his men for the top posts in the Army (TNI AD) amid a looming ...
Southeast Asia’s Haze Problem: Why So Hard To Resolve?
Haze from Indonesian fires has again blanketed Singapore and Malaysia. Prevention strategies are improving, but will likely take years to become truly effective.
The ISB Arrests: The Transnational Terrorist “Insider Threat”
The recent arrests of an eight-man cell of Bangladeshi migrant workers calling itself the Islamic State of Bangladesh illustrates the reality and potential of the “insider threat” of transnational terrorism.
Malaysian by-elections: Najib's winning ways
After the Sarawak state elections and the recently concluded by-elections in peninsular Malaysia, momentum appears to have swung Barisan Nasional’s (BN) way. Has Prime Minister Najib Razak succeeded in regaining support, ...
Islam Nusantara: NU’s Bid to Promote “Moderate Indonesian Islam”
Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia’s largest Muslim organisation, has sponsored an international conference as part of its strategy to promote “Islam Nusantara” worldwide. However, the concept remains deeply contested, even ...
Two Years Under Jokowi – Jokowi: King or Puppet?
Joko Widodo has sought to neutralise the power of oligarchs, by balancing them with other actors. How does the recalibration of Indonesia’s political dynamics shed light on Jokowi’s approach to politics? What does this ...
Malaysia’s New Opposition Party Bersatu: Balancing Potential with Public Image
Malaysia’s newest opposition party, Bersatu, will struggle to win seats in the country’s next general election if it cannot overcome its leaders’ political baggage and some key problems with its public image. Bersatu’s ...
Russia’s Summit with ASEAN: Pivot to the East?
Russia is hosting a summit in Sochi on 19-20 May 2016 to commemorate twenty years of its dialogue relations with ASEAN. It will explore further cooperation between the two in another affirmation of Russia’s growing ‘pivot ...