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    ASEAN 2025: From Vision to Reality – Opportunities and Challenges

    09 May 2016. 

    IISS Fullerton Lecture
    HE Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN
    Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
    Monday 9 May 2016, 10–11am SGT

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part IV: The Shifting Roles of Female Combatants

    05 May 2016. 

    Throughout 2015, the international media paid great attention to female combatants of all kinds: glamourised Kurdish fighters; those taking up arms for the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL), including suicide bombers and the group’s all-female brigade, al-Khansaa; and Hayat Boumedienne and Hasna Ait Boulahcen, who worked alongside male jihadists in France in January and November respectively.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part III: Measuring the Threat from Foreign Fighters

    05 May 2016. 

    On 13 November 2015, teams of attackers linked to jihadist group the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) killed 130 people in Paris. Several of the attackers, including the mastermind, had fought in Syria, and their operation appeared to realise the fears of counter-terrorism officials in the United States and Europe: that the Syrian war would prove an incubator of terrorism on the scale of pre-9/11 Afghanistan. Yet not every war in the Muslim world that draws Western recruits produces international terrorism when these foreign fighters return home. Indeed, some, such as the conflicts in Somalia and Mali, have led to little terrorism ‘bleedout’.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 6: A New Economic Model for North Africa

    17 November 2015. 

    Several of the uprisings in North Africa produced political changes but have yet to foster the kind of economic conditions demonstrators demanded when they took to the streets in late 2010 and 2011.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 3: Power and Authority in Morocco

    17 November 2015. 

    Although Mohammed VI’s response to popular uprisings in 2011 has mostly succeeded, it has revived a persistent question of whether gradual, palace-driven reforms from above can produce tangible institutional change in how power is shared and exercised.

  • Expert Commentary

    The Week: India's cultural revolution

    25 October 2015.  As the new inheritors of power in India seek their due, they should take care not to weaken institutions, even as these come under new ideological leadership

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 4: United States

    15 September 2015. 

    Déjà Vu?
    Government Without Congress
    Beyond the Water’s Edge
    Cold Wars
    Middle Eastern Realignment

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 9: Sub-Saharan Africa

    15 September 2015. 

    Nigeria: Elections amid Growing Insurgency
    West Africa’s Ebola Crisis
    Persistent Conflicts in Eastern and Central Africa
    Foreign Military Forces in Africa

  • Strategic Survey

    Chapter 5: Latin America

    15 September 2015. 

    Brazil: Troubled Regional Power
    Cuba: Dawn of a New Age?
    Argentina: End of the Kirchner Era

  • Expert Commentary

    Economic Times: Stringent visa systems and immigration laws are anachronism that must go

    10 September 2015.  By Sanjaya Baru, Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy For a person escaping from persecution or poverty, borders are lines on a paper. How long can nation states deny people the right to free movement across our planet? Even the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognises only the freedom of movement of people ‘within’ a ‘State’ of which one is a ‘citizen’. It recognises an individual’s ‘right to leave any country’. But...

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