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United Kingdom's Sadiq Khan. Photo Credit: US Embassy London, Wikipedia Commons.

Responding To Religiously-Inspired Terror: Mayor Sadiq Khan On London Attacks – Analysis

28 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis , Religion

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, gave an exemplary interview in response to the recent London terror attack that politicians should emulate in speaking in these situations, and on what needs to be done. By…


Do Singapore Need A Broader Smart Nation Narrative? – Analysis

28 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis , Technology

The Smart Nation initiative heralds an era of unprecedented automation and connectivity. There are also risks. To keep the Smart Nation initiative on an even keel, Singaporeans need to develop a deeper appreciation of the…

Palace of Westminster, London, United Kingdom. Photo by Adrian Pingstone, Wikipedia Commons.

London March 2017: ISIS ‘Weaponization Of Everyday Life’ – Analysis

28 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis

The recent low-tech attack by a lone wolf in London may well be a harbinger of things to come in the struggle against ISIS extremism. Singapore must be prepared at several levels to meet the…

Location of Indonesia. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Global Maritime Nexus: Towards A Grand Strategy For Indonesia? – Analysis

25 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis

On 23 February 2017, Indonesia published a presidential regulation concerning Indonesian maritime policy (Perpres 16/2017). Since President Jokowi first unveiled his vision of Poros Maritim Dunia (Global Maritime Fulcrum) on 15 November 2014, the concept…

South China Sea. Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Wikipedia Commons.

Indonesia-Australia Ties: Joint Patrols In South China Sea? – Analysis

23 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis

A proposal for “joint patrols” between Indonesia and Australia in the eastern part of the South China Sea, which was raised in October 2016, became highly publicised just before President Joko Widodo’s visit to Australia…