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Displaced Rohingya people in Rakhine State, Burma. Photo Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Wikipedia Commons.

The Rohingya Crisis: Regional Security Implications – Analysis

05 Dec 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Social Issues

After the border attacks in Maungdaw by Muslim militants, the Tatmadaw (Myanmar national army) has been accused of raping and killing Rohingya and burning their villages by the media and human rights groups. This has…

Location of Malaysia. Source: CIA World Factbook.

TPP And Malaysia: New Reality, Missed Opportunity – Analysis

03 Dec 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Business

The effect of the end of the TPP on Malaysia goes beyond the immediate economic loss of increased benefits of free trade. It shifts the balance of power further towards China, while losing out on…

Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta’s 2017 Gubernatorial Elections: More Than Just Politics – Analysis

30 Nov 2016 in 1 , Analysis

Compared with 2012, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Elections in 2017 carry greater significance on the Indonesian national stage than ever before. One dimension is politics and plurality. By Jonathan Chen and Satrio Dwicahyo* As the Indonesian…

Donald Trump. Photo: Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia Commons.

Trump’s Victory: Future Of US-Pakistan Relations – Analysis

30 Nov 2016 in 1 , Analysis

By Pakistan features quite low on the US priority list. Under the Trump presidency, the low-key US-Pakistan relations are likely to continue. However, the security-centric ties will be trouble-prone and bumpy. By Abdul Basit* Brexit…

Location of Indonesia. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Politics, Plurality And Inter-Group Relations: Addressing Religious Intolerance In Indonesia – Analysis

29 Nov 2016 in 1 , Analysis , Religion

The increasing number of violent incidents against religious minorities in recent years is a growing concern in Indonesia. A workshop was recently held in Jakarta to discuss the challenges of rising religious intolerance in Indonesia…