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Labelling IS Fighters : Khawarij, Not Jihadi-Salafis
Islamic State (IS) fighters are more suitably called Khawarij and not Jihadi-Salafis. An accurate labelling of them is important to avoid the wrong and misleading use of Islamic terms.
Society, Technology and National Security
As Singaporean society becomes increasingly and intimately interwoven with technology, a new national security challenge may emerge which Singapore will have to contend with.
Strengthening Tolerance in Indonesia
In a democratic society where people are free to spread ideas, acts of intolerance are inevitable. There are, however, established strategies to strengthen tolerance.
China’s Efforts to Protect the Seas
The convening of the first Ocean Conference by the United Nations earlier this month illustrates the pressing need to curb and reverse marine environmental degradation. This issue is critical for China given its growing ...
Understanding and Addressing Inequality
Worsening inequality is one of the world’s most pressing problems. It is not merely an economic issue, but a political and moral one as well. In the West, the rise of populist parties is an indicator of the dissatisfaction ...
Chinese Fishermen at Frontline of Maritime Disputes: An Alternative Explanation
Poaching of endangered marine species could be a key factor which drives the Chinese fishermen to the frontline of the regional maritime disputes.
India and Japan: Emerging Indo-Pacific Security Partnership
India and Japan, motivated primarily by shared concerns about China, have been developing a closer defence partnership defined by regular maritime exercises and high-level political consultations. The upward trajectory in ...
Paris Climate Change Summit: Why it is Bound to Fail
Expectations are high for a good and fair new climate change agreement at the much anticipated on-going climate change summit in Paris. Such expectations are elusive if the negotiations fail to face reality and set aside ...
China’s Rise: Role of Two Defining Generations
The Long March generation of revolutionary leaders is widely acknowledged as the founding heroes of modern China. But there is another generation ̶ the Cultural Revolution survivors ̶ whose experience during that tumultuous ...
World Agricultural Forum 2017 - Future of agriculture and implications for ASEAN
Agriculture and food production seem to be under constant threat from climate change, policy failure and new diseases in meeting the demand of an ever increasing world population. Yet, innovative endeavours and technological ...