Weaponized Cars and the Deadly Contagion of Everyday Terrorism

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim Aug. 17, 2017
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Weaponized Cars and the Deadly Contagion of Everyday Terrorism
Security

Weaponized Cars and the Deadly Contagion of Everyday Terrorism

A deliberate car crash aimed directly at protestors on August 12, 2017 at Charlottesville, Virginia has highlighted the contagious spread of the use of everyday vehicles like cars and trucks as weapons of terror.  
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim   |  Aug.17, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
India-ASEAN at 25: What’s Next?
South Asia,Southeast Asia

India-ASEAN at 25: What’s Next?

The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the dialogue partnership between India and ASEAN. India’s Act East Policy is to cultivate strategic and economic relations with the countries of Southeast Asia in order to strengthen India’s posture as a regional power.
By Sovinda Po  |  Aug.16, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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Women’s Social Progress as Seen in the Japanese Mass Media
Society,East Asia

Women’s Social Progress as Seen in the Japanese Mass Media

Since his election in 2013, Prime Minister Abe has been promoting increased women’s entry into the workforce. Private consultancy studies such as the 2014 Goldman Sachs study pointed out that womenomics could “potentially boost Japan’s GDP by 13 percent.”
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Aug.11, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The State of Coal Industry in Northeast Asia
Economy,East Asia

The State of Coal Industry in Northeast Asia

Power generation is the largest demand driver of coal use in Northeast Asia and many parts of the world. Japan is not alone in coal energy use and it is quite likely the regional coal industry will continue to persist for years to come.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Aug.10, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Crisis Governance in Afghanistan and Need for Devolution
Politics,Central Asia,South Asia

Crisis Governance in Afghanistan and Need for Devolution

The stilted evolution of democracy in Afghanistan has been further affected by the existence and proliferation of competing centers of power outside the scope of the constitution. Parallel structures of governance have impacted the overall democratic structure adversely.
By Chayanika Saxena   |  Aug.09, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Pakistan’s Efforts in Mainstreaming Minorities
Society,South Asia

Pakistan’s Efforts in Mainstreaming Minorities

In Pakistan, there have been very few efforts to address the continuous betrayal of the underprivileged segments of society. The current government is trying to mainstream minorities, and even that takes few bold steps in the age of social media and ripening sectarianism.
By Muhammad Daim Fazil  |  Aug.08, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Chinese Students Enrich Western Universities in More Ways Than One
Society,China

Chinese Students Enrich Western Universities in More Ways Than One

In a New York Times op-ed, China expert Merriden Varrall accused Chinese students of “importing a pro-Beijing approach … that is stifling debate and openness.” The article is symptomatic of a rising moral panic in Australia about the political activities of Chinese students.
By Salvatore Babones   |  Aug.08, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The Kasai Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Society,Security

The Kasai Crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Kamuina Nsapu rebellion in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has rapidly emerged as one of the world’s major humanitarian crises. By late July 2017, the conflict had displaced 1.4 million people and led to over 3,000 deaths.  
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Aug.07, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The China-US Maritime “Spying” Debate
Security,Hotspots,China

The China-US Maritime “Spying” Debate

A Chinese incursion in Australia’s EEZ has sparked a debate. Many say China is hypocritical because it is undertaking ISR missions in other countries’ EEZs while opposing those of the US in its own EEZ. But there are differences between what China and the US are doing.  
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Aug.04, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Iraqi Foreign Minister Visits India to Reinvigorate Bilateral Ties
Politics,South Asia

Iraqi Foreign Minister Visits India to Reinvigorate Bilateral Ties

Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraq’s Foreign Minister, held a meeting with the Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, testifying to the fact that oil is high on the India-Iraq agenda. Iraq, which has always been a major source of crude for India, is back again as India’s largest crude supplier.
By Aditi Bhaduri  |  Aug.03, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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