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The East Java gubernatorial race : dead heat but non - controversial
While the East Java gubernatorial election remains one of the most significant regional-level leadership races in Indonesia this year, campaigns had been orderly and free of controversy. Only a few hot-button issues that ...
Singapore’s Landscape of Religious Freedom: Hard-won, Constant Nurturing Needed
Singapore’s racial and religious harmony has been hard-won and constant nurturing is needed to preserve it. The Government actively engages the different groups and balances their competing interests in a pragmatic way.
Duterte: Delivering the Promised Peace to Mindanao
After years of starts-stops and derailment of peace agreements, the Philippines is today poised to make a peace breakthrough in strife-torn Muslim-dominated Mindanao in southern Philippines. The potential game changer is ...
As the Water Recedes: Sri Lanka Rebuilds
Tropical cyclone Roanu hit Sri Lanka on 15 May 2016 causing severe flooding and numerous landslides across the country. As Sri Lanka picks up the pieces and rebuilds, it is critical to evaluate the efficacy of Humanitarian ...
Power and Culture in Thailand: Three Issues, Two Realms, One Kingdom
The Abhisit government receives top marks for maintaining the peace. But there remain three pressing issues in Thai politics today. How are these issues related to the idea of the two realms within one kingdom?
Decoding China's cyber warfare strategies
While conventional, low-intensity, asymmetric, or non-linear conflict scenarios are plausible for East Asia’s strategic flashpoints, the next major conflict involving China will likely start in cyberspace.
Konfrontasi: why Singapore was in forefront of Indonesian attacks
Indonesia’s confrontation of Malaysia in the 1960s saw a campaign of bomb attacks against civilian targets in Singapore including MacDonald House. Several Indonesians were captured, tried and hanged. What was the objective ...
Declining support for Islamist Parties: Exploring the Indonesian ‘Paradox’
Surveys and recent political developments in Indonesia have pointed to the rising influence of conservative and radical Islam in the country. Yet, the support for Islamist political parties in the April 9 elections has ...
Konfrontasi: why it still matters to Singapore
Despite happening almost fifty years ago, Konfrontasi (Confrontation) occupies a unique place in Singapore’s national memory. Why does it still matter to Singapore today?
Plankton bloom: keeping fish farms sustainable
Can Singapore really attain more self-sufficiency in fish supplies? The recent plankton bloom causing massive fish deaths in local farms suggests a need to rethink and refocus the strategy.