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RSIS Fortnightly Summary (Issue 26)
6 Jan 2012

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RSIS in the News

Cyprus’ Gas Discovery Raises Political Stakes
The Media Line, 3 January 2012, David Rosenberg

Ensuring Safety At Sea: The Southern Ocean and The South China Sea
Eurasia Review, 3 January 2012, Sam Bateman

French Women Groups Protest FIFA Decision to Endorse Hijab
Middle East Online, 2 January 2012, James M. Dorsey

Regime Change Scores Big in North Africa
The Media Line, 2 January 2012, Arieh O’Sullivan

Two Models of Subverted Revolts
The Korea Times, 1 January 2012, James M. Dorsey

New Dawn in Antarctic Awareness
The Australian, 31 December 2011, Sam Bateman and Anthony Bergin

It’s Official: A Revolution Improves a Country’s Football Performance
Mideast Posts, 28 December 2011, James M. Dorsey

The European Fighter Aircraft Industry: Has It Lost Asia?
Eurasia Review, 27 December 2011, Richard A. Bitzinger

Europe Loses Out in Asian Arms Market
The Nation, 26 December 2011, Richard A. Bitzinger

RSIS Publications


No. 188/2011 dated 28 December 2011
North Korea’s Power Transition: Rising Instability or Regime Resilience?
Lee Dongmin
Kim Jong-Il’s death adds a new dimension to security challenges on the Korean peninsula and in the region. In this critical period of power transition, it is pertinent not to underestimate the regime’s political resilience amid possible instability.

No. 189/2011 dated 30 December 2011
Ensuring Safety at Sea: The Southern Ocean and the South China Sea
Sam Bateman
The Southern Ocean and the South China Sea are very different marine environments but both face high risks of incidents at sea that endanger safety and damage international relations. Restraint is required for good order and amicable relations between parties involved.

No. 001/2012 dated 3 January 2012
Indonesia’s Counter Radicalisation Programme: Challenges from the Radicals
V. Arianti and Nur Irfani Saripi
Indonesia is hailed as a country which has effectively used a hard approach to counter terrorism. But while terrorist organisations can be dismantled, eradicating terrorism is a different matter altogether.

No. 002/2012 dated 3 January 2012
India's Internal Security Outlook: Progress but Still Areas of Concern
Bibhu Prasad Routray
In spite of some improvements, internal security remains a critical area of concern for India in the new year. The government's ability to end extremist violence and craft a counter-terror architecture continues to be hampered by bureaucratic inertia, inter-ministerial and inter-departmental rivalry and political division.

No. 003/2012 dated 4 January 2012
Engaging Former JI Detainees in Countering Extremism: Can it Work?
Kumar Ramakrishna
Singapore’s counter-radicalisation programme has been effective in rehabilitating many Jemaah Islamiyah detainees as well as immunising the wider community against violent extremism. Can there be an enhanced role for specially selected former detainees to complement the overall counter-ideological efforts of Singapore’s Muslim scholars?

No. 004/2012 dated 5 January 2012
The South China Sea Disputes: Is the Aquino Way the “ASEAN Way”?
Aileen San Pablo-Baviera
Growing Chinese assertiveness and military capability have led the Aquino government to adopt tougher rhetoric towards China over the South China Sea disputes. Will the Aquino way bring more results than the “ASEAN Way”?

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