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Globalisation Under Pressure: International Trade Suffers
An era of globalisation is drawing to a close as international trade comes under pressure of protectionist policies. TPP has yet to be ratified while RCEP has stalled.
Islamic State's first terror attack in Malaysia
The ideological influence of the Islamic State is spreading rapidly in Southeast Asia. The terrorist attack in Selangor, Malaysia demonstrates that the threat is growing.
China’s New Military Leaders: Civil-Military Relations in Xi Jinping Era
The recently-concluded 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party has confirmed Xi Jinping’s dominance over the trident of party-state-military power. The downsizing of the Central Military Commission and its appointment ...
A Japan with Fewer Japanese: Enter the Machines
Japan has long been beset by persisting demographic challenges – an ageing population, a shrinking workforce, and a reluctance to embrace immigration. However, as computers and robots are poised to take over many job ...
Improving Disaster Response: Role of Knowledge Sharing
The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s most disaster-prone region; a more efficient, coordinated disaster management system has never been needed more. There is growing recognition that a robust system of information and ...
Timor-Leste’s 2018 Elections : Turning A New Page?
Now that a new majority government has been sworn in following the recent elections, the country’s political gridlock is likely to come to an end. Whether the new coalition government can address the country’s challenges ...
Japan’s Disappointing Entrée into the Global Arms Market
Japan’s failure to win the Australian submarine contract highlights the challenges of entering the global arms market. Japan may secure export sales in the future, but it will likely have to start small and be realistic.
ISIS in East Asia: Strategic Shifts and Security Implications
As the Philippines battles with militant groups in Mindanao, ISIS supporters have reimagined the area as “Wilayah Asia Timur” as part of ISIS’ strategic shift in East Asia. ISIS terrorists in Southeast Asia may revert to ...
Missing Iridium : Enhancing Regional Nuclear Security
The recent case of a missing radioactive device in Malaysia highlights the significance of nuclear security in Southeast Asia. Enhancing nuclear security cooperation is needed to address Southeast Asia’s nuclear security ...
Najib’s United States Visit : What Is Going On ?
Prime Minister Najib's recent trip to the Washington triggered speculation that it was closely linked to Malaysia's domestic politics and the upcoming general election. But could the visit simply be an attempt by KL to ...