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Jokowi’s Soft Diplomacy : Global Islamic Network of Moderation
In the face of rising conservatism, President Jokowi recently launched a new endeavour to promote “moderation in Islam” both domestically and internationally. Can Indonesia be a power house for promoting ‘smiling’ Islam ...
The Maldives : lessons for small states in a changing world
The Maldives is facing both internal political turmoil and external challenges from the changing geopolitical landscape in the Indian Ocean. There are lessons here for small states seeking to protect their sovereignty.
Indonesia’s 2018 Regional Elections – Regional Setback For Jokowi?
The ‘quick count’ results of the 2018 regional elections – Pilkada Serentak – show electoral setbacks for the ruling PDI-P and a strong organised campaign by the opposition Gerindra and Prosperous Justice Party (PKS). There ...
Behind North Korea’s Olive Branch: An Alternative View
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s conciliatory gestures towards South Korea are a welcome move. But they should not belie the high possibility that it will continue ballistic missile and warhead testing in 2018.
Malaysia’s 2018 General Election: Alternative Scenarios?
With just weeks to go, Malaysia’s next general election seems to be approaching like an oncoming train. What lies ahead?
Myth of the “Game-Changer” Weapon
Many advanced weapons systems are frequently touted as “game-changers,” and yet they rarely achieve their proffered, decisive impact. Ultimately, victory in war is more than just equipment – it is also a matter of tactics ...
After the Muktamar: Is a New PAS Emerging?
Malaysia’s Islamist party PAS held its 63rd congress amid huge publicity of a full and complete break from the opposition alliance. The bigger significance, however, is what this all means and what future direction PAS will take.
Rogue Aquatic Drones
Drones can facilitate terrorism and crime. As maritime technologies particularly aquatic drones progressively grow, it is a matter of time before new threats emerge.
Inching for a trade war : worst is yet to come
Although the prospect of a trade war between US and other economies looms large, the actual confrontation could still be evaded. But even if a trade war does not occur, the world is not off the hook as the US is having ...
China's Quantum Satellite Experiments: Strategic and Military Implications
While China’s quantum science satellite (QSS) project is part of the Strategic Priority Programme on Space Science, the country’s first space exploration programme intended purely for scientific research, its experiments ...