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Emergence of Wasatiyyah Islam : Promoting ‘Middle Way’ Islam and Socio-Economic Equality in Indonesia
The spread of extremism and widening socio-economic inequality have led to a serious complication in Indonesian society. Wasatiyyah Islam, a comprehensive concept of ‘Middle Way’ Islam, must be reaffirmed to solve the ...
Overdose of Quantitative Easing : Economic Weather Changing?
The decade-long quantitative easing (QE) measures have resulted in the current reverse flow of capital from emerging markets to developed markets. This has led to an “economic drought” in the emerging markets. Would all ...
South China Sea Disputes: Nearing a Solution - Or Is It?
The likely announcement by Philippine President Duterte of the Scarborough Shoal as an environmental marine sanctuary and off limits to fishermen could prove to be the first incremental step towards defusing the South China ...
Three A’s of Military Logistics : Modernising the Armed Forces’ Tail
Autonomous systems, artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing have come to be discussed as the drivers of a futuristic brand of warfare replete with ‘killer robots’ and weapons on-demand. These technologies will ...
Rice & the private sector : Asia’s food - energy - water nexus
With global food demand and energy needs increasing amid a potential shortfall in water, the interdependencies between these resources – defined as the water-food-energy nexus – have become the resource scarcity challenge ...
Realising Smart Cities in ASEAN
ASEAN’s rapid urbanisation has implications for important issues such as strained infrastructure, rising inequalities, and public safety and security. However, if ASEAN makes full use of technology by bringing its smart ...
Jokowi’s Second Cabinet Reshuffle: Implications for Indonesian Politics
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has just reshuffled his cabinet for the second time in a year, replacing a number of allegedly troubled ministers, but also some reform-minded professionals.
BIMSTEC : Why It Matters
The recently concluded BIMSTEC Summit in Nepal presents signs of optimism and the comeback of the Bay of Bengal as a new strategic space. What is its significance?
New Zealand’s election : Will there be an upset ?
New Zealand’s recent General Election may have taken place but it is not really over. Special and overseas votes remain to be counted. The final total result is set for 7 October. Then a governing \ coalition has to be put ...
The Ukrainian Crisis: Impact on Sino-Russian Relations
The Russian confrontation with the West over Ukraine from 2014 gave a boost to Sino-Russian relations. While China did take some steps to support Russia in this conflict, the Chinese ability to do so remains limited and ...