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Kinmen at the Crossroads : A Balancing Act?
The islands of Kinmen, located near the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but controlled by Taiwan, are often overlooked in analyses on cross-strait affairs. In the midst of rising cross-strait tensions, the island group ...
Bolton Out, O’Brien In : Will It Matter?
Trump’s sacking of John Bolton as his National Security Advisor came as a shock as the two were thought to be compatible in many ways, not least in their temperament on foreign policy. Will the exit of Bolton and entry of ...
Osaka G20 Summit : Mixed Outcome
The G20 Summit at Osaka came up with a mixed picture on trade. The US and China struck a trade truce. But the summit failed to address issues related to WTO reforms.
PNG Seeks to Re-Engage Southeast Asia : Role of Disaster Preparedness
Following the recent political turmoil in Papua New Guinea, the new prime minister James Marape signaled a shift in its foreign policy away from traditional partners to re-engage Southeast Asia. How can ASEAN help PNG ...
The Idea of Indo-Pacific : ASEAN Steps In
The ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) is an initial step towards formally incorporating ASEAN Centrality in the evolving Indo-Pacific concept. The AOIP has been much anticipated as different powers assert their ...
Germany in the Indo-Pacific : New Security Actor?
Berlin is considering some limited military presence in the Taiwan Strait. This would be a radical shift in Germany’s military doctrine and self-perception. For the time being, however, the domestic environment is unlikely ...
Women in Terrorism : Mitigating a New Development
The four cases of women arrested in Singapore over the past three years reflect a greater involvement of females in terrorism. This could be attributed to women militants demanding a greater role to support Islamic State. ...
Debating Artificial Intelligence : The Fox versus the Hedgehog
Singapore in Southeast Asia and Stanford University in the United States are focal points for discussions of AI and how it can be made to help not hurt human beings. A recent panel at Stanford illustrates the difficulty ...
Combating Marine Debris : What After the Bangkok Declaration?
The Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris reaffirms ASEAN’s commitment to protect the marine environment and strengthen regional cooperation in addressing marine debris issues. The declaration must now be complemented ...
Arakan Army : Myanmar’s New Front of Conflic
The Arakan Army (AA) is a relatively new addition to conflict in western Myanmar, a region that has seen much unrest in recent years. Singapore’s 10 July 2019 announcement of the arrests of AA supporters raises questions ...