1. JMD on NBN: External Powers and the Gulf Monarchies
2. US’s Iran Sanctions: Mixed Prospects and a Beyond-SWIFT Question
3. Efforts to return Syria’s Assad to Arab fold amount to hollow victory for autocrats
4. The Strategic Significance of Manus Island for the U.S. Navy
5. US troop withdrawals threaten to fuel greater, potentially problematic Gulf assertiveness
6. Crackdown in Xinjiang: China and the Islamic world’s Achille Heel
7. Securing the Belt and Road
8. The Trouble With the Lancang Mekong Cooperation Forum
9. Stepped up US military posture in the Gulf threatens Indian hopes for Iran’s Chabahar port
10. Gulf rivalries spill onto the soccer pitch
11. Advancing ASEAN’s digital economy
12. Could Minilateralism Be Multilateralism’s Best Hope in the Asia Pacific?
13. Pravin Prakash and Juhi Ahuja. “Competing shades of saffron in Indian politics”, The Interpreter, Lowy Institute, December 13, 2018
14. Sumpter, Cameron & Wardhani Yuslikha, “Curbing radical sermons in Indonesia”, East Asia Forum, 12 December 2018.
15. Shifting Middle Eastern sands spotlight diverging US-Saudi interests
16. US Senate resolution potentially changes Middle East dynamics
17. Stopping dirty bombs in Southeast Asia
18. Sumantra Bose, “Secular States, Religious Politics, India, Turkey and the Future of Secularism”
19. JMD on NBN: Aasim Sajjad Akhtar’s The Politics of Common Sense
20. Royal Road Ahead: Saudi Prince Leaves G20 Confident, Turning Corner After Khashoggi Affair
21. Saudi diplomatic offensive seeks to put Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatar
22. Pence in Southeast Asia: Ways forward for U.S.-ASEAN cooperation on infrastructure development
23. Understanding the Perceptions of Meritocracy Among Singaporean Youth
24. Nuclear energy; Saudi Arabia’s coming Washington battle
25. Chinese consulate attack puts Pakistan between a rock and a hard place
26. Prashant Waikar, “Mahathir renews Malaysia’s love affair with Japan,” The Diplomat, November 24, 2018.
27. G20 push to reform SOEs
28. The Khashoggi crisis: (Re)Shaping US politics as well as relations with Saudi Arabia
29. “Terus berusaha tangkis naratif IS demi hindar masyarakat dari keliru” in Wacana.
30. Season of Gridlock Ahead, But Not for US Policy on Asia
31. Saudi sports diplomacy: A mirror image of the kingdom’s already challenged policies
32. Are Aircraft Carriers Still Relevant?
33. Is the ASEAN Getting Regional Security Right?
34. Learning from South Korea: How Artificial Intelligence can Transform US Export Controls
35. The Quad as an enabler of regional security cooperation
36. Thailand’s 2019 election: what’s in it for regional economic integration?
37. Explaining the Proliferation of China’s Drones
38. The Khashoggi crisis: Saudi Arabia braces for tougher post-election US attitude
39. Strange bedfellows: Ideology trumps defense of ethnic, religious and minority rights
40. Taiwan’s cruise missile deterrent strategy
41. As South China Sea Tensions Rise, China’s Participation in ASEAN Naval Exercise Raises Hope of Calmer Waters
42. The Khashoggi crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty back together
43. Delegitimizing The Radicals’ Call for Hijrah
44. Saudi Arabia and Iran: When it comes to exiles, the pot calls the kettle black
45. Reforming the Faith: Indonesia’s battle for the soul of Islam
46. Can Jokowi Maintain His Electoral Integrity?
47. Lessons from War of the Worlds, 80 years on
48. State Defense Program: Mental Revolution or Militarization?
49. Small States and the Sino-US Battle for AI Supremacy
50. The Khashoggi Crisis: A blessing in disguise for Pakistan’s Imran Khan
51. MbS: For better or for worse?
52. A gruesome murder bares world powers’ flawed policies
53. Khashoggi crisis highlights why investment in Asia is more productive than in the Middle East
54. S’pore’s ADMM chairmanship: Aiming high for regional security in turbulent times
55. A First: China, EU Launch New Combined Military Exercise
56. Coast Guard build-up: Taiwan’s approach to the South China Sea
57. Turkey plays Khashoggi crisis to its geopolitical advantage
58. MbS: Riding roughshod or playing a risky game of bluff poker?
59. Kazakh court case tests Chinese power
60. ASEAN’s Limited Role in Solving the Rohingya Crisis
61. How Hawaii Handles Hurricane Lane Holds Lessons For Singapore
62. Jamal Khashoggi rejiggers the Middle East at potentially horrible cost
63. Violent Extremism And Its Continuum
64. Remodelling the Belt and Road: Pakistan picks up the torch
65. Increase the Carrier Air Wing Size
66. With their backs against the wall, UMNO leaders double down on the race card
67. சமுதாயத்தின் ஒற்றுமையை நிலைநிறுத்த நம்மால் முடியும் [We can Maintain Our Social Harmony]
68. Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China
69. Achieving religious harmony in a world of fear and populism
70. Journalist’s disappearance challenges fragile Middle Eastern pragmatism
71. China’s Military Health Diplomacy
72. Compulsion in Religion, Saddam Hussein, Islam and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq by Samuel Helfont
73. Critical Thinking, A Needed Nutrition to Resist the Virus of Falsehoods
74. Fragility of Middle East alliances becomes ever more apparent
75. The Folly of US Intervention in Cambodia: What lessons from the Cold War should Washington heed?
76. Three issues to consider in drafting policies to tackle disinformation
77. Global watchdog takes Saudi Arabia to task for lax anti-terrorism finance measures
78. Battling it out at the UN: Potholes overshadow US-Iran confrontation
79. Attack in Iran raises spectre of a potentially far larger conflagration
80. Middle Eastern Black Swans dot China’s Belt and Road
81. Vostok 2018: Russia and China’s Diverging Common Interests
82. China Struggles with Belt and Road Pushback
83. Who will Save Hawker Food?
84. Three Challenges for ASEAN in Military’s Growing Role in Fighting Terror
85. Party vs Faith: China Drafts Restrictions for all Religions
86. Turkic Muslims: China and the Muslim World’s Achilles Heel
87. The battle for Idlib: A Potential Catch-22 for China
88. Redundancy and Risk Management: Lessons from Japan’s Disasters for Southeast Asian Infrastructure
89. Criticism of Saudi Leadership Seeps through Cracks as Report Questions Kingdom’s Utility for Britain
90. GLCs and patronage: Understanding Mahathir’s position on HSR and ECRL
91. Time To Rethink Our Expectations Of Immigrants And Where They Belong?
92. The Long Shadow of the Gulf crisis: Qatar Emerges as Key Player in Gaza Crisis
93. The Twists and Turns of HDB Flat Values
94. Madiha Afzal, Pakistan Under Siege, Extremism, Society and the State
95. Whither ASEAN centrality?
96. Self-fulfilling Prophecies: Chinese Fear Attacks by Uyghur Jihadists
97. Playing Politics with Religion: Imran Khan Puts Himself between a Rock and a Hard Place
98. MH370 Report is a Much Needed “Wake-up Call”
99. Is the Ground Sour? Time for the 4G Leaders to Tackle it
100. Crunch Time in Pakistan
101. Indo-Pacific: The next growth engine?
102. China’s Charm Offensive in the South China Sea
103. Regional Players Manoeuvre to Reengineer the Israeli Palestinian Landscape
104. Competition and Neutrality of Southeast Asian States in Indo-Pacific Strategy
105. The Indo-Pacific: Clarity, Inclusivity and ASEAN Centrality
106. The Truly Great Who Flew Above Us
107. Turkey’s financial crisis raises questions about China’s debt-driven development model
108. Pakistan at a crossroads as Imran Khan is sworn in
109. Why this Flurry of Smiles in China-India Ties?
110. Xinjiang and the Stability Paradox
111. Amid ethnic protests, Iran warns of foreign meddling
112. Countering ‘Smart’ Terrorists Who Use Online Gaming Platforms
113. The Uyghur militant threat: China cracks down and mulls policy changes
114. Yemen war challenges Saudi moral authority
115. Myths and Realities of Indonesian-Malaysian “Blood Brotherhood”
116. New Opportunities for EU-Japan Defense Relations
117. Saudi Arabia and Iran woo incoming Pakistani prime minister
118. Multiple diplomatic spats raise questions about Saudi concept of sovereignty
119. Singapore Needs to Get Smarter about Digital World
120. Can the US make Iran sanctions stick?
121. Big power competition in the Eastern Mediterranean: Is Trump missing the point?
122. China and Asean: Big gains from a simple maritime exercise
123. Talking to Rouhani: Is Trump shooting from the hip or following a script?
124. Despite concerns, China sees a potential ally in Pakistan’s Imran Khan
125. Lack of global leadership spurs instability in the Middle East
126. A Korean peninsula with no demilitarised zone?
127. Saudi oil shipment halt: A potential watershed in the Yemen war
128. China’s policies spur Central Asians to cautiously chart independent course
129. Securing Xinjiang: China adds security component to Belt and Road initiative
130. Understanding Najib’s vocal stance on the new govt, 1MDB case
131. Saudi-UK media tie-up: Targeting the non-Arabic-speaking Middle East
132. A double-edged sword: China and Pakistan link up with fibreoptic cable
133. Women, Peace and Security in ASEAN
134. Russian Hackers: The shadowy world of US and Gulf hacks just got murkier
135. Franco, Joseph. “Philippines: Addressing Islamist Militancy after the Battle for Marawi” International Crisis Group, 17 July 2018
136. New violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka has old roots
137. Revolution and Evolution: Supra-Nationalism and Pragmatism in Iran’s Foreign Policy
138. The Rajini Show
139. Government can Do More to Increase Housing Choices
140. Malaysian election result puts Singapore’s security at a crossroads
141. Pakistani elections spotlight the country’s contradictory policies
142. Space Insecurity: Implications for Non-Spacefaring States
143. ASEAN nations must talk so that their labourers can walk
144. Children and Family Terrorism
145. Xinjiang: Pan-Turkism fuels China’s hearts-and-minds campaign
146. Sumpter, Cameron. “Returning Indonesian Extremists: Unclear Intentions and Unprepared Responses”. Policy Brief, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), 12 July 2018.
147. Thailand’s Political Dynamics and the Consequences for Regional Economic Integration- East West Center
148. Xinjiang: China ignores lessons from the past
149. Contesting Visions of Regional Order in East Asia: A Japanese Perspective
150. Whither Wahhabism?
151. Pakistan’s financial crisis puts Belt and Road on the spot
152. Salafism in Lebanon: Local and Transnational Movements
153. Combatting political violence: Pakistan’s determination is put to the test
154. Commentary: New Cabinet line-up gives Malaysian politics a boost, amid questions of power sharing
155. Managing fisheries in the South China Sea’s troubled waters
156. The battle for Iran: Policy or regime change?
157. Saudi religious diplomacy targets Jerusalem
158. Targeted Advertising: Implications for National Security
159. Football and VAR: For Better or For Worse?
160. The Middle East: History threatens to repeat itself
161. The next Pacific war: Lessons from Wake Island for the PLA
162. Shooting oneself in ones’s own foot: Pakistan’s failed effort to evade terrorism finance listing
163. Postrevolutinary Iran
164. Security Implications of China’s Rising Appetite for Seafood
165. Iran’s Chabahar port is where Asian and Middle Eastern rivalries collide
166. Fake News and India’s Democracy
167. The Four Challenges of the Belt and Road.
168. Will the Malaysian civil service work with the new Pakatan government?
169. Malaysian-Saudi relations: A lesson in the pitfalls of authoritarianism and autocracy
170. Indonesian Muslim leader signals global shifts in meetings with Pence and Netanyahu
171. Eurasianism wins in Turkey even if ideologue loses election
172. Crowdsourcing terror in Indonesia
173. The Saudi-Moroccan spat: Competing for the mantle of moderate Islam
174. Morocco may have lost the World Cup but could lead the way in protest
175. Time for Singapore and Malaysia to Discard Old Stereotypes
176. Israel adopts abandoned Saudi sectarian logic
177. Saudi Arabia drags geopolitical baggage on to the World Cup pitch
178. Whither the Kurds?
179. Why The Trump-Kim Summit Matters To The Average Singaporean
180. Malaysia’s new dawn, one month on
181. Parallels between Turkish soccer and general elections could prove uncanny
182. How Singapore keeps terror at bay
183. Saudi effort to isolate Iran internationally produces results
184. Insurgents in southern Thailand aren’t jihadists
185. Israel scores painful own goal in run-up to the World Cup
186. Making sense of the Malaysian civil service swing in election
187. Jordanian protests: Revisiting the Arab Spring and setting a benchmark
188. Commentary: Blurred Lines and New Means – Terrorism’s Alarming New Dimensions
189. King Abdullah of Jordan: Balancing on an ever-tighter tightrope
190. 2018 World Cup potentially set to become latest Middle Eastern battlefield
191. Ministers, Please Speak Plainly to the People
192. Politicizing Education: Israel and Myanmar set worrisome precedent
193. Mahathir’s reforms could put Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the spot
194. How much solidarity with Iran can the China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization afford?
195. 2018 World Cup offers Chechnya opportunity to play Middle Eastern politics
196. Terror suspects’ riot in Jakarta underscores prison problems
197. Middle Eastern culture wars: The battle of the palates
198. Dodging UN and US designations: Hafez Saeed maintains utility for Pakistan and China
199. What to do with Pakistani militant Hafez Saeed? Pakistan and China grope for ambiguity
200. A new era of peace in Korean Peninsula?
201. Cybersecurity in Southeast Asia
202. The battle for the Iranian nuclear deal: China approaches a watershed
203. People Power Rules, But still Needs a Leader
204. Extremism in Indonesia is a family affair
205. Ex-Pakistani Prime Minister puts Pakistani military and China on the spot
206. What effect did social media have on the Malaysian election result?
207. Trump’s abrogation of Iran deal may put his America First policy to the test
208. Zi Yang, “China’s State Media is Going Global,” East Asia Forum, May 13, 2018.
209. A New Dawn in Malaysia
210. Middle Eastern rivalry spills onto Asian soccer pitches
211. Playing US sanctions: China walks a fine line in Iran
212. Commentary: To win over Johor voters, politicians compete to represent the Johor identity
213. Old Politics and New Media: Social Media and Malaysia’s 2018 Elections
214. Why it is unlikely that Sabah will swing to the opposition
215. Little men in black: The frogman threat in maritime hybrid warfare
216. Saudi Moroccan soccer spat symbolizes the Arab world’s new politics
217. Thinking Aloud: What Qualities Should a PM Have?
218. Commentary: Disqualification of opposition candidates strengthens Barisan Nasional’s chances in 2018
219. No knight in shining armour for CMIM- East Asia Forum
220. May 12: A potentially future-shaping day for the Middle East
221. Can’t we do away with ‘political tribalism’ – The Independent Observer
222. Gulf crisis escalates as major corporations are forced to take sides
223. Malaysian youth politics: Is there even such a thing
224. Shifting energy import patterns enhance China’s clout in the Middle East
225. The 32nd ASEAN Summit’s Economic Priorities And Implications For US-ASEAN Economic Relations – Asia Pacific Bulletin: East-West Center
226. Astronomy: The outer frontier of MbS’ liberalization
227. In defence of ADMM+
228. Syria, 14 April 2018: The great standoff weapons party
229. After the Moon-Kim Summit: A Time for Hope?
230. Geopolitics magnify sustained political violence in Balochistan
231. Malaysia’s Elections and the Anti-Fake News Act
232. The U.S.-Launched Trade War Affects Us All
233. Algerian controversy over Salafism puts government control of religion on the spot
234. Malaysia’s Election and Southeast Asia: Issues and Implications
235. Shanghai Dolly and the Long Arm of the Law
236. Saudi engagement in Iraq: The exception that confirms the rule?
237. Franco, Joseph. “Preventing Other ‘Marawis’” Policy Forum, 19 April 2018.
238. Moving Beyond Doklam in India-China Relations
239. The Saudi Export of Ultra-conservatism in the Era of MbS – an Update
240. Rolling back militancy: Bangladesh looks to Saudi in a twist of irony
241. Turning Qatar into an Island: Saudi cuts off its nose to spite its face
242. Why dissolution of Dr M’s party could hurt the opposition
243. The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of the Politics of Middle Eastern Soccer
244. Will the Izumo-class be Japan’s aircraft carrier for the 21st century?
245. New boundaries, voter apathy and the slow erosion of democracy in Malaysia
246. Zi Yang, “Blinding the Enemy: How the PRC Prepares for Radar Countermeasures,” China Brief, April 09, 2018.
247. 4G Leaders Need to Find their Own Way to Forge Ties with People
248. Malaysia Election: A Black Swan, a Dark Horse, and an Elephant in the Room
249. Remembering Syria: Iran struggles with potentially explosive environmental crisis
250. Moderating Islam: Saudi Prince Mohammed walks on shaky ground
251. Why BN is trying to run down the opposition and discourage voters from turning up
252. China moves to counter violent and non-violent expressions of Uighur identity
253. Operation Coldstore and the perils of academic misinformation
254. Exclusionary preachers: Cause or symptom?
255. Stopping comms during a terror attack could be a game-changer
256. Zi Yang, “Are China’s Soldiers Psychologically Fit for Modern Wars?” The Diplomat, April 01, 2018.
257. Anticipated harder US policy towards Iran magnifies Iranian Arab protest
258. China’s Rise: Role of Two Defining Generations
259. Egyptian ultras: Down but not out
260. What to Make of Recurring Fears of Jihadism in Southern Thailand?
261. Will the real Pakistan stand up, please?
262. Disinformation and fake news: Old wine in new bottles
263. Natural gas: An underrated driver of Saudi hostility towards Iran and Qatar
264. Can Aquaculture Solve the Fishing Problems in the South China Sea?
265. Make Wine Not War: Wineism’s recipe for a sustainable political future
266. Zi Yang, “The Militarization of China’s People’s Armed Police,” Asia Times, March 25, 2018.
267. Islamophobia: A Thorn in Humanity’s Flesh
268. Saudi Prince Mohammed’s religious moderation unlikely to change Asian realities
269. Rebuilding trust in the global economic system
270. Saudi moderation: How far will Crown Prince Mohammed go?
271. Why Some in South-east Asia Still have Reservations about China’s Belt and Road Initiative
272. Shooting an Own Goal: China’s Belt and Road funding terms spark criticism
273. Inequality Looks Like This? Help!
274. The ‘Resource War’ in Kachin State
275. Countering Extremism: Jihadist Ideology Reigns Supreme
276. Countering youth radicalisation in Indonesia
277. More to Malaysia police’s questioning of Dr Mahathir’s wife than meets the eye
278. Pakistan struggles to get a grip on militancy and ultra-conservatism
279. Smoking and drinking: Churchill sets an example today’s Western leaders can learn from
280. Harrier or Joint Strike Fighter for Marines’ Expeditionary Advance Base Operations?
281. International soccer bodies ignore blatant rule violations in run-up to Egyptian election
282. Arabs leverage lucrative nuclear contracts to enhance security and keep options open
283. Rouhani’s visit a reality check for Iran-India relations
284. Smart Prisons Protect The Public And Rebuild Lives
285. MCA and DAP – A case of differing fortunes and challenges
286. MCA and DAP – A case of differing fortunes and challenges
287. The Middle East’s nuclear technology clock starts ticking
288. Aman Abdurrahman: Leading Indonesia’s Jihadists from Behind Bars
289. Time to embrace 4IR
290. China’s dilemma: Balancing support for militants with struggle against political violence
291. Exercise Cobra Gold Reflecting US Renewed Focus in Asia
292. Quad 2.0: Sense and Sensibilities
293. Singapore paving the way for greater regional security
294. Development projects cementing Singapore–Malaysia ties
295. Battleground Malaysia: China Extends Crackdown on Uyghurs Across Borders
296. Daniel Chua, ‘ASEAN and the Indo-Pacific in 2018’, Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, Inc Commentaries., 20 February 2018, http://appfi.ph/resources/commentaries/1928-asean-and-the-indo-pacific-in-2018
297. Valentine’s Day pinpoints limits of Saudi prince’s Islamic reform effort
298. China’s step into the maelstrom of the Middle East
299. Expanding regional rivalries: Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan
300. Surrendering a Brussels mosque: A Saudi break with ultra-conservatism?
301. Bangsamoro Peace Process Complicated by Philippine Politics
302. Bigger fish to fry than militias in the South China Sea
303. Chinese extradition request puts crackdown on Uyghurs in the spotlight
304. Neither doom nor gloom: A reflection on the coming general election
305. How China Can Benefit from Anti-Trump Sentiment in China
306. Politics of unified Korean flag at sports events
307. Crisis in the Maldives: A geopolitical chess game
308. Military’s regional role in counter-terrorism
309. What journalists get wrong about Islam
310. Asia’s dark underbelly: Conflicts threaten long-term stability and development
311. Double-edged sword: Opinion poll shows Trump’s Iran policy risks
312. ASEAN 2018: Towards Resilience and Innovation in Uncertain Times
313. Myanmar’s Challenging Path to Peace
314. Tackling Pakistani madrassas: An uphill struggle
315. Moderating Saudi Islam: Government proposes tightening fundraising rules
316. Policy Ramifications of Industry 4.0
317. How regional rivalries threaten to fuel the fire in Syria and Iran
318. What the taped execution of prisoners by a Singapore militant tells us
319. Cyber Threats: 2018 and Beyond
320. Kidnapping and ant-Shiite rhetoric stirs Malaysian debate about Saudi-inspired ultra-conservatism
321. Nurturing pool of talent
322. How might China fight a Sino-Indian naval war?
323. Testing Prince Mohammed’s pledge to return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam
324. Hey Navy, LCS is too big to hide
325. Iran: Protests and threat of renewed sanctions focus economic thinking
326. Zi Yang, “The Ideology Behind China’s Fast-Changing Military,” The Diplomat, January 24, 2018.
327. How the differing fortunes of Malaysia’s Chinese-majority political parties could hurt the country
328. Whither Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ‘moderate’ Islam?
329. Gulf crisis turns Qatar into the ‘region’s Israel’
330. Pakistan’s stance on militants alienated the US. Is China next?
331. Trump’s Roller-coaster of a First Year in Office
332. The Royal Navy’s new carriers might not be ‘supercarriers’ (but they can kill)
333. Chinese engineer’s disappearance takes on geopolitical significance
334. Sovereign wealth funds: Investment vehicles or political operators?
335. Gulf crisis expands into the Horn of Africa, and China sits in eye of the storm
336. Is Peace in Yemen Possible?
337. Pakatan’s seat allocations make sense, but is it enough to hurt BN?
338. Salafi mission calls into question Saudi concept of moderation and policy in Yemen
339. Iranian protests expose contours of leadership in the Muslim world
340. Saudi sports: The dark side of Crown Prince Mohammed’s reforms
341. Why neighbourhood policing is critical to preventing terrorism
342. Pakistani politics risk aggravating problems and heightening regional tension
343. Commentary: Radicalisation not a threat that can be flushed out
344. How to future-proof cyber security laws
345. Indonesian jihadism: increased intensity but familiar strategy
346. Tackling Transnational Crime with Mutual Legal Assistance
347. US-Saudi Nuclear Talks: A Middle East Barometer?
348. Why Mindefs move engage white hat hackers may pay off
349. If Trump and Saudi Arabia Tinker with Iran as it Teeters Towards Revolution….
350. Covert wars: Iran and Saudi Arabia revisit their strategies
351. Wahhabisme saoudien, wahhabisme qatari, trajectoires croisées
352. A game of chess: Gulf crisis expands into the Horn of Africa
353. Betting on the wrong horse? US and Iranian hardliners spin anti-government protests
354. Returning Islamic State Fighters: Lesson From JI’s Hijrah – Analysis
355. A defence of ADMM Plus
356. Iranian protests raise tricky questions for US and Saudi policymakers