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Securing the Vertical Space of Cities
Cities are increasingly exploring vertical spaces as a viable and smart approach to address the physical challenges from growing urbanisation. Given that urbanisation could shape the nature of crime and security threats, ...
Japan’s X-2 Fighter Programme : Continuing Challenges
Japan’s hopes for using its X-2 Shinshin combat aircraft programme to leap into the forefront the global fighter jet business are increasingly challenged by a variety of technological, political, and economic complications.
From Kharijites to IS: Muhammad’s prophecy of extremist thought
The Prophet Muhammad had prophesied the coming of extremism. The roots of the vicious beliefs of IS can be traced back to the Kharijites - the first extremist group in Islamic history. What were the defining characteristics ...
The Rise of Trump and Its Global Implications - Trump and the Theatre of Arms Acquisitions
President-elect Trump has made a show of criticising the US arms industry for producing expensive weapons, particularly singling out the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. This is all just theatre, however, since he has few options ...
Food Safety in ASEAN : Pitfalls of Complacency
ASEAN food safety regulators may think it conservative to stick to testing for hazards in food, neglecting the need to base control in the notion of risk. This mindset however has a number of pitfalls, which can end up ...
Iran-Taliban Cooperation: New Dimension in Afghan Conflict?
Following the killing of the Taliban Chief Akhtar Mansoor, Taliban’s relationship, and cooperation with the Shia majority Iran has emerged as a new dimension of the Afghan conflict. Cooperation between the two old-foes ...
Cambodia’s Knowledge-based Economy : More than BRI
The Digital Silk Road component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) provides Cambodia with an opportunity to advance on its path towards the knowledge-based economy. While both Cambodia and China can achieve a ...
A Singapore Founding Father: An Appreciation of S Rajaratnam
S Rajaratnam’s contributions in various fields, like those of other founding fathers, have allowed his successors to build upon a robust legacy. Going forward, his clarity of ideas, principles and purpose will be a guide ...
The challenge of getting responsible behaviour in cyberspace
The inability of a United Nations Group of Experts to produce a consensus report on setting norms of behaviour in cyberspace seems to have brought norm development to a temporary halt. The growing digitalised world needs ...
Basilan Island Suicide Attack : IS Tapping into ASG’s Strength?
The recent suicide bombing in Lamitan City in Basilan Island and attack on a military base in Sulu Island in Southern Philippines highlight the persistent security threat posed by Islamic State (IS) in this region. The ...