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RSIS Ranked Among Top 50 Think Tanks in the World In the 2011 Global Go to Think Tanks ranking results released by the University of Pennsylvania’s International Relations Program on 18 January 2012, RSIS was listed among the Top 50 think tanks in the world. For more details, please click here.
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No. 019/2012 dated 26 January 2012 Terrorism Outlook in 2012: The Threat Continues Rohan Gunaratna The global terrorism threat emanating from the Af-Pak epicentre and Middle East will be multi-dimensional and diversified. Al Qaeda ideology will radicalise more local groups and individuals. Besides physical security measures governments will need to employ counter-ideological approaches to fight the increasing threat. http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS0192012.pdf
No. 018/2012 dated 25 January 2012 Egypt One Year On: Stark Message for Arab Revolutionaries James M. Dorsey This month's first anniversary of the uprising that toppled Mubarak contains a stark message for Egypt’s revolutionaries. They are being marginalised as vested interests and traditional political forces experienced in political horse trading fill the vacuum of leadership. This message may well also be meant for other revolutionaries in the Arab world. http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS0182012.pdf
No. 017/2012 dated 20 January 2012 Targeted Assassinations: Implications for National Security Damien D. Cheong The latest targeted assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist sets a dangerous precedent. Although the use of this tactic is intended to reduce national security threats, the various reprisals and actions that states could adopt could actually increase threats to national security. http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS0172012.pdf
No. 016/2012 dated 20 January 2012 Anwar’s Acquittal: What Next for Najib? Yang Razali Kassim The Malaysian High Court’s verdict to acquit Anwar Ibrahim of the sodomy charge is both a setback and a boon for Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. While Najib’s reformist credentials will be boosted, his political fortune may come under pressure. What will he do next? http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS0162012.pdf
No. 015/2012 dated 18 January 2012 Myanmar’s Reforms: The Challenges Ahead Kyaw San Wai The release of many high-profile political prisoners by Myanmar’s government has been applauded by the international community. However many obstacles to reform still exist, but they are not the usual suspects. http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS0152012.pdf
No. 014/2012 dated 17 January 2012 The New Great Game: ASEAN’s Balancing Act? Yang Razali Kassim
The new year will see ASEAN more engaged in a balancing and hedging strategy as the “new Great Game” between the US and China in East Asia unfolds. Can ASEAN avoid being trampled underfoot? http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS0142012.pdf
No. 013/2012 dated 16 January 2012 China’s Economic Engagement in Africa: Changing approach in Mozambique Loro Horta China has changed its approach to local governments and societies while increasing its investments in Africa. As the West is mired in economic crises, Africa looks to Asian countries for alternatives. http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS0132012.pdf
No. 012/2012 dated 16 January 2012 India’s Food Security Bill: A waste or win for the hungry? Sally Trethewie Home to over 25 per cent of the world’s hungry poor, India faces major food security challenges and the situation has barely improved in two decades. Will the National Food Security Bill that the Indian Parliament is expected to pass this month alleviate the country’s food insecurity? http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/Perspective/RSIS0122012.pdf
6 – 10 February 2012
RSIS-TFCTN Workshop on General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
By invitation only
9 February 2012
1100 - 1230
Seminar by His Excellency Ambassador Raymond Osbourne Wolfe, The Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations, on “Small States and Global Governance in the 21st Century”