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Bridging the Divide: South Korea’s Role in Addressing Nuclear North Korea

April 14, 2016 | Benjamin A. Engel, Jaesung Ryu, and Young-Hwan Shin, East Asia Institute

Growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula underscore the volatility of the region. In this piece, the authors examine South Korea's potential role in bridging differences between major powers to facilitate peace and cooperation.

South Africa and Nuclear Security Summits

April 13, 2016 | W P S Sidhu, Senior Research Associate, South Africa Institute of International Affairs

Sindhu discusses South Africa’s role at the Nuclear Security Summits, concluding hat South Africa is keen to empower institutions that are likely to pick up the NSS's work thus far.

Challenge of Contemporary Terrorism: Tackling Roots via Education

April 5, 2016 | Ambassador Barry Desker, Distinguished Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

The changing nature of terrorist attacks have implications for Muslim students heading to the Middle East for higher education in Islamic Studies. Ambassador Desker assess the situation and offers recommendations.

Grim business as usual after Brussels

March 23, 2016 | Jonathan Stevenson, Senior Fellow for U.S. Defence, International Institute for Strategic Studies

Jonathan Stevenson argues in favor of a business as usual approach to defeating the Islamic State in the after math of the attacks in Brussels.

Towards a More Effective G20 in 2016: Chinese and UK Perspectives

March 22, 2016 | Zha Xiaogang, Research Fellow, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, and Stephen Pickford, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House

Though the agenda for the G20 in 2016 is challenging, China’s experience and standing in the global economy mean that expectations are high that its presidency will enable the G20 to focus on priorities, implement its commitments, and address current glob

Five Years After Fukushima: Southeast Asia’s Nuclear Dilemma

March 17, 2016 | :Julius Cesar Imperial Trajano, Associate Research Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, debates have been ongoing among key stakeholders on whether Southeast Asia should use or reject nuclear power. The author considers the implications of the policies on either side of the debate.

The Future of the Minsk Agreements: Press for Implementation and Support Sanctions

March 14, 2016 | Susan Stewart, Senior Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Moscow and Kyiv are showing little enthusiasm for implementing the Minsk Agreements. Unless this changes by the summer, the EU would be ill-advised to lift or relax its economic sanctions against Russia, argues Susan Stewart.