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Asia Pacific Economics

Opportunity grows in Indonesia as tourism sector blooms

Bali has traditionally dominated Indonesia’s tourism sector—but there numerous still-untapped economic opportunities within the vast island archipelago.

Asia Pacific Security

Southeast Asia forges fresh approaches to combat Islamic State

The Islamic State is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia. However, local governments are developing new approaches to combat terrorism.

Asia Pacific Politics

South China Sea claims will be elephant in the room at the G20 summit

When the meeting of the G20 is convened on September 4th in Hangzhou, its Chinese hosts hope to keep the conversation focused on the global economy.

Asia Pacific Economics

Indonesia ramps up battle against bureaucracy

Indonesia’s 12th economic policy package is the latest effort to improve ease doing business. Strong political will must complement consistent implementation.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

How Asia’s dead are causing instability

Asia’s aging populations, lack of burial space, religious preferences, and environmental concerns are causing problems in Singapore, Hong Kong, and beyond.

Asia Pacific Security

How likely is an enhanced Indonesian role in the South China Sea dispute?

A recent incident involving Indonesian and Chinese vessels in the South China Sea has opened the possibility for an enhanced Indonesian role in the maritime dispute. Whilst neighbouring claimants would

Asia Pacific Security

Kidnapping risk on the rise in the Philippines

With Indonesian and Malaysian sailors recently being taken hostage by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), a Philippine terrorist group with a long history of kidnap-for-ransom operations, what is the risk

Asia Pacific Security

Maritime maneuvers signal turbulence for South China Sea

In this special guest post, Dr. Mohan Malik, a professor in Asian Security at Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, looks at how the collapse of the Chinese stock market and

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 Security

Uyghurs’ presence adds to Southeast Asia’s security challenges

The recent arrest of an ethnic Uyghur suspected of plotting a suicide bombing in Indonesia underscores the possibility of Chinese Uyghurs’ engagement in terrorist attacks in the region. The presence