Sixteen Years after 9/11, is Al-Qaeda Still in Business?

    By Abdul Basit Sep. 21, 2017
    September 2017 marks the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which changed the face of global terrorism. Since then, Al-Qaeda, the main perpetrator of these attacks, has evolved operationally and ideologically. The threat from the group has not receded but evolved.

    Factors behind Japanese PM’s Plan for Snap Election

    By Tai Wei Lim on Sep. 25, 2017

    “First They Killed My Father”: The Microhistory of a Khmer Rouge Survivor

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim on Sep. 22, 2017

    The Co-Existence of China, US, Japan and India in the Asian Regional Order

    By Tai Wei Lim on Sep. 20, 2017
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Factors behind Japanese PM’s Plan for Snap Election
Politics,East Asia

Factors behind Japanese PM’s Plan for Snap Election

Boosted by an upturn in his popularity ratings, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe may be aiming for an election in October 2017. Another factor is that the political opposition is in some form of reorganization following the resignation of the Democratic Party leader.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Sep.25, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
“First They Killed My Father”: The Microhistory of a Khmer Rouge Survivor
Society,Southeast Asia

“First They Killed My Father”: The Microhistory of a Khmer Rouge Survivor

The cinematic adaptation of Loung Ung’s memoir First They Killed My Father was released globally in September 2017. The movie’s affective power arises in part from its faithfulness to the memoir, in particular its form as a microhistory of her experiences under the Khmer Rouge.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Sep.22, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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Modi’s Myanmar Visit: Did New Delhi Strike a Balancing Act?
Politics,South Asia,Southeast Asia

Modi’s Myanmar Visit: Did New Delhi Strike a Balancing Act?

All eyes were on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar from September 5-7, 2017. Firstly, it followed his visit to China, where he had gone to attend the BRICS Summit. Second, the visits to both China and Myanmar came soon after the end of the Doklam standoff.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini   |  Sep.19, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
India-Vietnam Bilateral Economic Ties: The Road Ahead
Economy,South Asia,Southeast Asia

India-Vietnam Bilateral Economic Ties: The Road Ahead

India’s upgrading of the Look East Policy to Act East Policy seem promising for India-Vietnam economic ties. With the progression of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, there will be more opportunity to tap the Vietnamese market.
By Rashmi Singh  |  Sep.18, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The North Korean Crisis: Lessons from the Past
Hotspots,East Asia

The North Korean Crisis: Lessons from the Past

When analyzing the North Korean crisis, there might be a few things omitted by scholars, strategists and politicians, such as: the lessons of history — the similarity between French-German and North-South Korean borders, and the Schlieffen Plan, i.e., the German war plan for the war against France, and others.
By Mirko Tasic   |  Sep.15, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Trump’s South Asia Policy May Lead to India’s Regional Isolation
Politics,South Asia

Trump’s South Asia Policy May Lead to India’s Regional Isolation

In Trump’s new South Asia policy, India has been asked to do more, while on the other hand, Pakistan has been rebuked for aiding and abetting terrorists by providing safe havens in its territory. Against this backdrop, it is anticipated that these will lead to India’s regional isolation.
By Bawa Singh   |  Sep.14, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Duterte’s ASEAN Policy
Politics,Southeast Asia

Duterte’s ASEAN Policy

The possible rationales for Manila’s diplomatic course of action may be defined according to Duterte’s “independent foreign policy,” which remarkably, coincides with the Philippines’ 2017 ASEAN Chairmanship.
By Aaron Jed Rabena   |  Sep.13, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Trump’s New Afghan Policy: Too Early for India to Celebrate
Politics,South Asia

Trump’s New Afghan Policy: Too Early for India to Celebrate

Seeking more “economic assistance” from India in Afghanistan, Trump did appear to signal who the “good guy” is in the South Asian region. However, India was effectively brought into an unsavory quid pro quo equation.
By Chayanika Saxena  |  Sep.12, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Problems with the US Proposal for Interdiction of North Korean Ships
Security,East Asia

Problems with the US Proposal for Interdiction of North Korean Ships

On the heels of North Korea’s 3 September test, the US is seeking UN Security Council authorization to use military force to interdict, board, and inspect vessels on the high seas that are suspected of carrying UN-prohibited items to and from North Korea.    
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Sep.11, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: An Interview with Yongnian Zheng
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: An Interview with Yongnian Zheng

On September 3, 2017, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake registered at North Korea’s Punggye-ri testing site. That indicated Pyongyang detonated a hydrogen bomb with a 100-kiloton yield. IPP Review interviewed Professor Yongnian Zheng to address questions related to this incident.
By Yongnian Zheng  |  Sep.08, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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US-China Relations: Clinton Vs Trump

US-China Relations: Clinton Vs Trump

Time for Asia-Pacific Middle Powers to Do More for Regional Security?

Time for Asia-Pacific Middle Powers to Do More for Regional Security?

The US-China Underwater Drone Incident: More Than Meets the Eye

The US-China Underwater Drone Incident: More Than Meets the Eye

The South China Sea Disputes: What’s Next?

The South China Sea Disputes: What’s Next?

Will Trump Order a Strike on North Korea?

Will Trump Order a Strike on North Korea?

New Dynamics in ASEAN’s Stance on South China Sea

New Dynamics in ASEAN’s Stance on South China Sea

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?

India-UK Economic Relations and Impact of Brexit

India-UK Economic Relations and Impact of Brexit

The Rising Specter of a Security Dilemma in Asia

The Rising Specter of a Security Dilemma in Asia

Revelations of China’s Construction in the South China Sea: Hype Not Helpful

Revelations of China’s Construction in the South China Sea: Hype Not Helpful

Why the US-China Contest for the South China Sea Is So Dangerous

Why the US-China Contest for the South China Sea Is So Dangerous

Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan

Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan

Has Obama Lost the Philippines?

Has Obama Lost the Philippines?

Trump and the South China Sea

Trump and the South China Sea

The Future of Tourism in the Sino-Laotian Region

The Future of Tourism in the Sino-Laotian Region

A New Model of US-Vietnam Relations: In Search of “Balance” of Gains

A New Model of US-Vietnam Relations: In Search of “Balance” of Gains

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