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The Singapore-KL High Speed Rail: Tracking Challenges Ahead – Analysis

23 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Business

The Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail (HSR) will enhance bilateral and economic ties. The project must, however, take into account potential obstacles in ‘trackside’ politics, operational management, and terrorist threats. By Wu Shang-Su and Alan…

Southeast Asia and Islamic State

Islamic State’s Wilayah Philippines: Implications For Southeast Asia – Analysis

22 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis

The announcement of Wilayah Philippines in southern Philippines epitomises a new IS strategy to “pivot” to Southeast Asia. It signals a direct threat to countries in the region even as IS Central comes under pressure…


Wisdom Of The (Private) Crowd: Helping Law Enforcement Crowdsourcing – Analysis

22 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Technology

Crowdsourcing on private chat platforms taps into users’ intrinsic motivations and social bonds, resulting in speedy solution to challenges. Law enforcement crowdsourcing efforts can benefit from these insights. By Jennifer Yang Hui* On 16 June…

The Promenade des Anglais. Nice, France. Photo by W. M. Connolley, Wikipedia Commons.

After Nice: The Threat Within Europe – Analysis

20 Jul 2016 in 1 , Analysis

The mass truck attack on pedestrians along a promenade in Nice on Bastille Day marks a significant new stage in Islamic State’s transformation to a global terrorist movement. It epitomises the IS strategy to seed…

Turkey's Istanbul Atatürk Airport. File Photo by Milan Suvajac, Wikipedia Commons.

Checkpoint Or Chokepoint: Aviation Security Lessons From Istanbul And Brussels – Analysis

20 Jul 2016 in World News

International airports are highly secured buildings, because they are attractive targets for individuals or groups seeking to make a statement, be it out of political, religious, or social frustrations. Some security experts have suggested that…