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How AI Will Impact Deterrence

WASHINGTON, US: In the realm of defense and security, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is likely to transform the practices of deterrence and coercion, having at least three complementary effects on power, perception, and persuasion calculations among states.
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Turkey's Government Enables Terrorists

NEW YORK, US: Since 2002, Turkey has been ruled by the Islamist government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a vocal supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), a movement that seeks to establish a worldwide Islamic caliphate based on Islamic sharia law.
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Three Decades, Three Paradigm Shifts: How The Internet Transformed China

BEIJING, China: On April 20, 1994, China established its first full internet access, marking a profound transformative phase in various aspects of the country's economic and social spheres over the next three decades. I will not dwell on the significance of the internet to the Chinese economy. Instead, I aim to explore how the internet has influenced Chinese social paradigms.
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Taliban’s Mistreatment Of Women Has Global Ramifications

WASHINGTON, US: The Taliban’s well-documented oppression is more than just a problem for the women and girls of Afghanistan. The country’s misrule is a signal to the world that gender-based discrimination can be ignored—even condoned. This perpetuates impunity and poses a grave risk of normalizing extremists. It’s time for those who built the international human rights system to step up and defend it.
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Prabowo's New Fears and Hope

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Indonesia’s President elect Prabowo’s visit to Malaysia reflects a new strategic maneuver for both Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Jakarta will need Malaysia’s alignment of support and policies, as both share similar threat settings and challenges in facing renewed and intense pressure and overtures from both the West and Beijing.
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Malaysia's Call To Preserve Mangroves: Leveraging Technology For Sustainable Conservation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Amidst persistent floods and an ongoing climate crisis, one undeniable reality emerges: the fate of mangrove trees extends beyond environmental concerns; it represents a collective responsibility and a crucial lifeline for humanity. Take, for example, the recurring challenges posed by floods. According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, in 2022, floods resulted in significant losses, amounting to a staggering 622.4 million ringgit. Notably, all 14 states in Malaysia faced flood-related issues in 2022, marking an increase from the 12 states affected the previous year.
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19 Fatalities, 20 Maimed In Crocodile Attacks On Lake Victoria's Shores, Tanzania Reports

HONG KONG, SAR: In a startling revelation from Mwanza, Tanzania, crocodile attacks have claimed 19 lives and resulted in 20 individuals losing limbs over the past five years along the southern shores of Lake Victoria. This alarming trend highlights the escalating human-wildlife conflict in the region, prompting urgent actions from local authorities and wildlife conservationists.
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India’s Checkmate Of China’s Power And Lifeline For Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: India celebrated its Republic Day on January 26. Its rise in the regional and global economic and security leadership has been phenomenal and resonating, and yet has been largely misunderstood and ignored, and overshadowed by the rise of China and the perception of the Chinese Century.
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The Dangerous Global Order With A Nuclear Armed Iran

NEW YORK, US: As Iran is on the verge of achieving a significant milestone in obtaining nuclear weapons, concerns are mounting over the Biden administration's lack of a coherent strategy to prevent Iran from going nuclear.
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A Closer Look At ECRL And Some of its Controversies

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia: Snaking across Peninsula Malaysia as it links Port Klang, Malaysia's biggest transport hub, and Kuantan Port, which faces the South China Sea
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Where Did Hamas Come From And What Does It Want?

WASHINGTON, US: Hamas’s surprise bloody attack on Israel on October 7, 50 years plus one day since the October 1973 war, and the massive Israeli military response in Gaza has dominated media coverage regionally and globally for the past two plus months.
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Can Marcos Pull Off Peace Talks With The Communists?

HONG KONG, SAR:When the founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines, Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, died in the Netherlands last December, the Manila Times headlined: “Joma’s death opens a window for peace.” Many others, including former president Rodrigo Duterte, who had tried but failed to cut a peace deal, joined in expressing similar sentiments. An even more elated Department of Defense, which considered Sison the greatest stumbling block to peace, called on the communist rebels to surrender.
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