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Asia Pacific Security

ASEAN’s anti-terror coordination problem

On September 19 and 20, the ten ASEAN member countries gathered for two Ministerial Meetings to further define and strengthen the bloc’s position on counter-terrorism.

Asia Pacific Politics

3 takeaways from Anies Baswedan’s election win in Jakarta

The key question in the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election was whether a Christian should govern a majority-Muslim electorate. What does this say about where Indonesia is headed?

Security South and Central Asia

Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Singapore in the crosshairs?

Singapore is a potential target for transnational militant groups from neighboring countries, insider threats, and returning foreign fighters to the region.

Asia Pacific Future Generator

Future Generator: Media in Indonesia will turn negative for the next month

News coverage of Indonesia will turn negative over the next month as domestic instability increases. Indonesia is dealing with an increase in fake news.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Olympics kick off. BoE sets rates. US election shifts into high gear. Muslim leaders meet. South Africa votes. All in The Week Ahead.

Asia Pacific Security

Jakarta blasts signal new form of terrorist attacks in Indonesia

The recent bomb and gun attacks aimed at foreigners in Jakarta, Indonesia marks a first ISIS attack in the region, and signals that a new form of terrorist activities might

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

China’s railway diplomacy: Benefits and challenges

While the outcome of the recent high-prized Indonesian railway deal is a huge success for China’s railway diplomacy, both countries will have to tackle safety and transparency issues. China has

Asia Pacific Politics

#coinforAbbott: Why Indonesians are Collecting Pocket Change for Australia’s Prime Minister

Australia incited the ire of the Indonesian people this week after Prime Minister Tony Abbott referenced Australia’s aid for the 2004 tsunami, in an attempt to influence Jakarta’s decision to

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Part III of IV: Why Indonesia needs further energy subsidy reform

The Indonesian government has been hesitant to cut subsidies out of fear of public unrest and political backlash. As domestic energy demand continues its historic growth, however, the economic cost