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Indo-Pacific : The Next Growth Engine?
There is more to gain by turning the Indo-Pacific into the next global growth engine.
Is ASEAN a Community?
As ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary it is instructive to ask whether the grouping has achieved its primary goal of creating an ASEAN Community.
Cow Vigilantism in India: Modi’s Dilemma or Legacy?
The recent phenomenon of ‘cow vigilantism’ poses a serious threat to the political legitimacy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His dilemma lies in balancing his image as a strong Hindu leader with his popularity as moderniser ...
Security Drones: Is the Singapore Public Ready?
The Singapore Home Team is leveraging technology, such as drones for operational efficacy, in support of the SG Secure movement. A powerful tool, the use of drones for homeland security must be accompanied by clear guidelines ...
Challenging the State: Pakistani Militants Form Deadly Alliance
The recent suicide bombing of a popular Sufi shrine in Sindh is the latest operation of a recently formed alliance of militant jihadist and sectarian groups that includes Islamic State (IS) and organisations associated ...
IS Threat in South Asia: A Growing Reality
The recent high-profile attacks by Islamic State in Dhaka, Kabul, and Quetta have dispelled the notion that its presence in South Asia was just media hype. The growing IS footprint in the region calls for a revision of the ...
Modi’s Demonetisation Gamble
Since the costs of the shock currency move of last November continue to mount while the benefits are less obvious, the forthcoming state elections will be a key test for Prime Minister Modi and his economic reform programme.
“Regardless of Religion” : Building a Stronger Singaporean Society
A little-noticed but significant 2017 survey on the Singaporean public’s responses to scenarios following hypothetical terror attacks appears to suggest this: notwithstanding the progress made after 52 years in our ...
Two Years Under Jokowi – President’s Special Relationship with Luhut Panjaitan
Without networks within the military, and having no effective power over the political parties, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has been constrained in his political manoeuvres. He has, however, installed strong, well-networked, ...
Jihad in West African Sahel: Rise of a New Caliphate?
As the self-styled Islamic State loses ground in Iraq, Syria and Libya, Al Qaeda looks to unify its forces in Western Sahel. The AQ network aims to strengthen its foothold in this poor and unstable region of northern Africa, ...