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Cyber Conflicts And Singapore’s ‘Total Defence’ Strategy – Analysis

25 Jun 2016 in 1 , Analysis

The progressive complexity of cyber-enabled conflicts are likely to challenge Singapore’s traditional conceptions of ‘Total Defence’ strategy. By Michael Raska* For more than 30 years, the principal strategy underlying Singapore’s security has been embedded in…

Malaysia and Islamic State

Al-Fatihin: Islamic State’s First Malay Language Newspaper – Analysis

24 Jun 2016 in 1 , Analysis

The so-called Islamic State (IS) has just released its first newspaper in the Malay Language, and declared in it a wilayah (province) in the Philippines. The publication of a Malay-language IS newspaper would have implications…

Location of Fallujah in Iraq. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

Victory In Fallujah: It’s Far From Over – Analysis

23 Jun 2016 in 1 , Analysis

Iraqi government forces have retaken control of Fallujah, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) stronghold. The first city to fall to ISIS and situated so close to the capital Baghdad, the government victory…

Chinese fishing boats. Photo by Enochlau, Wikipedia Commons.

Chinese Fishermen At Frontline Of Maritime Disputes: An Alternative Explanation – Analysis

22 Jun 2016 in 1 , Analysis

Poaching of endangered marine species could be a key factor which drives the Chinese fishermen to the frontline of the regional maritime disputes. By Zhang Hongzhou* Over the past few years, this region has witnessed…

Hillary Clinton. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, Wikipedia Commons.

Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Paradox – Analysis

22 Jun 2016 in 1 , Analysis

Paradoxically, although US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is relying on her extensive foreign policy experience to bolster her electoral appeal, her actual track record as a foreign policy decision maker is worrisome. By Evan N….