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RSIS Commentaries are intended to provide timely and, where appropriate, policy relevant background and analysis of contemporary developments. The views of the author/s are their own and do not represent the official position of the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), NTU, which produces the Commentaries.

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Confronting Cybersecurity Challenges Through US-Singapore Partnership – Analysis

24 Aug 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Technology

Cyber cooperation remains a prominent area of mutual interest between Singapore and Washington. Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency (CSA) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently established a formal cybersecurity partnership. This agreement will…

Islamic State's Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photo by Al-Furqān Media, official media arm of Islamic State terrorist group.

Political Violence And Sectarianism In Pakistan – Analysis

13 Aug 2016 in 1 , Analysis

The recent terrorist attacks in several countries by individuals inspired by the so-called Islamic State (IS) highlight the enduring ideological threat of IS. Serious consolidated efforts are needed to meet the threat with counter-ideology messages…

Member states of ASEAN. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

After The South China Sea Ruling – Resilience The ASEAN Way: Consensual Diplomacy In Vientiane – Analysis

02 Aug 2016 in 1 , Analysis

The Vientiane communiqué of 25 July 2016 by ASEAN foreign ministers at their annual talks has been criticised as showing ineffectiveness. This is not the case if one examines it in the context of ASEAN’s…


A Singapore Founding Father: An Appreciation Of S Rajaratnam – OpEd

01 Aug 2016 in 1 , Opinion

S Rajaratnam’s contributions in various fields, like those of other founding fathers, have allowed his successors to build upon a robust legacy. Going forward, his clarity of ideas, principles and purpose will be a guide…

KimKim Jong-un sitting at desk in what appears a dedicated military operations room (Korean Central News Agency via NDU Press)

China And North Korea’s Missiles: Having The Cake And Eating It? – Analysis

29 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis

Beijing bitterly opposes the deployment of US missile defence systems in South Korea, but unless it is prepared to implement sanctions which would seriously punish Pyongyang’s missile aggrandisement, such deployments are inevitable. By Nah Liang…