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Framing Multistakeholder Conversations on Encryption

December 6, 2016 | Bedavyasa Mohanty and Alexander Spalding, ORF

This report argues that creating best-in-class encryption regulation requires targeted interventions from the industry, civil society, and intelligence agencies. It concludes an encryption policy must aim to enhance trust in the digital economy.

A Gulf Union?

December 6, 2016 | Emile Hokayem, IISS

This paper argues that Gulf states have been exceptionally assertive in their neighborhood. However, this has proven to be a costly, grueling and frustrating exercise. The collapsing regional order is driving fresh efforts to improve cooperation.

Indonesia in the South China Sea: Going it Alone

December 5, 2016 | Aaron Connelly, Lowy

The paper argues that while Indonesia under Jokowi can be expected to continue to take unilateral action to reinforce the Indonesian position around the Natuna Islands, Jokowi has not played an active diplomatic role on the broader South China Sea issue.

International Climate Diplomacy after the Trump Election Victory

November 28, 2016 | Susanne Dröge, SWP

This article examines the implications of Trump’s election on international climate diplomacy, and recommends that Germany and the EU intensify their outreach to climate allies to deal with the likely fallout of the US reversal on climate change policy.

China's Presence and its Engagement in Indonesia

November 25, 2016 | Jusuf Wanandi, CSIS

This article posits that Indonesia and China should reach more mutual understandings in their partnership. The willingness to compromise whenever necessary may create a lot of mileage that will make their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership a reality.

Aborting TPP: Will US Global Leadership Be Crippled?

November 23, 2016 | Arunajeet Kaur, RSIS

This piece examines the implications of the declared US intention to quit TPP. It is consequential because apart from facilitating global trade between US and its Pacific partners, TPP also seeks to promote better governance and human security.

A Trump Presidency: Valuable Lesson and Opportunity for ASEAN

November 22, 2016 | Harry Sa, RSIS

The piece considers the ramifications of the U.S. election results for ASEAN. It concludes that ASEAN should administer its own cohesive foreign policy as the U.S. may not always serve as a stabilizing force in the region.

A Trump Presidency: Africa Responds

November 14, 2016 | SAIIA

SAIIA asked its African partners what their views were on US priorities for Africa under the new Trump administration. Many made it clear that mitigating climate change and retaining the African Growth and Opportunity Act were important.

Trump’s Victory: Future of International Monetary and Financial System

November 10, 2016 | Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit, RSIS

This piece looks at how Trump’s victory will affect the future of the international financial system. It concludes that the prospect of future governance looks grim due to the lack of enforcement and leadership at the global level.