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Not yet all aboard ... but already all at sea over container security initiative
Prior to September 11 there was a popular saying that "a terrorist is some who has a bomb, but does not have an air force". Thay saying is now passe. The September 11 attacks on the US have put paid to such confident ...
The political economy of FDI location : why don't political checks and balances and treaty constraints matter?
Although the risk of expropriation for foreign direct investment (FDI) has fallen substantially since the 1970s, political risk continues to be of concern to MNCs in many countries. I ask whether domestic political checks ...
Japan's economic diplomacy towards East Asia : fragmented realism and naive liberalism
With strong trends towards regionalism in East Asia, Japan began to show clearer measures and ideas to promote regional economic integration and cooperation. Japan's economic diplomacy incorporates two distinctive orientations: ...
Taiwan's future : Mongolia or Tibet
This paper analyzes how Taiwan's future political intercourse with the People's Republic of China (PRC) might look like, by presenting two scenrios - one with Taiwan moving toward formal independence from China, just as ...
A UK perspective on defence equipment acquisition
Understanding financial globalisation
Reforming PAS : from Islamism to post-Islamism
The 2008 Malaysian general election marked a new beginning for Malaysian politics. The opposition parties' strong showing may lead to an end to the political career of Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi. The election ...
Najib's UMNO : enter a new era
A new leader, Najib Tun Razak, has emerged in Malaysia to take the country into the next phase of nation-building. He has spoken of reform and change within the dominant party UMNO to preserve power. What challenges await ...
The recent release of several Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) members shows that the efforts of the Singapore government and the local Muslim community in de-radicalising terrorists are bearing fruit. Yet, this was overshadowed by ...