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El-Paso Shootings : Growing Threat of White Supremacists
The 4 August random killings in the US state of Texas is one of several attacks involving far-right terrorists in recent months. Such terrorists, usually white supremacists, are emerging as a transnational terrorist network ...
After Jokowi’s First Term – Indonesia’s Maritime Policy : The Riau Islands & Its Implications
Jokowi’s first five-year tenure has repositioned the Riau Islands Province as a strategic locus in his maritime policy, including the restoration of the shipbuilding industry, fight against maritime threats, and settlement ...
Managing Disasters 4.0 : Need For New Thinking
The UN Global Assessment Report (GAR) is a comprehensive review and analysis of worldwide progress on disaster risk management (DRM). This year’s edition challenges us to move beyond prevailing norms in DRM to consider the ...
Online Extremism : Agents of Disruption in the Digital Age
Online extremism is a fast-growing threat that disrupts and threatens to damage the social fabric of diverse communities. The extremists’ exploitation of communication technologies to radicalise and incite violence presents ...
Malaysia-China Relations : An Upward Trajectory?
Initial expectations of a tougher line against China under the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government have been premature. Relations instead are on an upward trajectory as the PH government hopes to benefit from engagement ...
Indonesian Coast Guard : Will It Surface Or Sink?
Scores of drafts for the establishment of the Indonesian Coast Guard have been prepared, discussed and submitted to the President for approval since 2011. Yet the agency has not seen the light of day. When will it become ...
Thucydides’ Trap : Caveat Emptor
While Graham Allison’s power theory of Thucydides’ Trap is attractive and popular, an alternative perspective may be needed to explain some missing factors behind the relationships between emerging and rising powers.
North Korea : Why it is Unlikely to Denuclearise
After two summits with Trump, there are reasons to believe that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un is having the last laugh on the American president.
Jokowi After the First Term – Reinstating the Broad Guidelines of State Policy : Tipping the Power Balance?
Indonesian political parties are discussing a potential reinstatement of the MPR’s power to issue the Garis-Garis Besar Haluan Negara or the Broad Guidelines of State Policy (GBHN). What are the policy implications and why ...
Timor-Leste and Its Neighbours : Consolidating Ties
Timor-Leste celebrated the 20th anniversary of its independence on 30 August 2019. Although the political impasse in the country resulting from the stand-off between the president and the government has not yet been resolved, ...