Bilveer Singh

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  • Bilveer Singh, Dept of Political Science, National University of Singapore; Research Fellow, Dept of International Relations, Australian National University and formerly, Visiting Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), India

    Why are Southeast Asians lured to fight for the Islamic State?

    Why are Southeast Asians lured to fight for the Islamic State?

    If the experience of the Afghan–trained mujahids is anything to go by, the threat posed by returnees from Syria and Iraq has the potential to be far more lethal especially since the numbers involved are much higher.

    June 29, 2015

    Indonesian Military’s Role Enlargement in Counter-Terrorism

    Indonesian Military’s Role Enlargement in Counter-Terrorism

    While the Indonesian military played a crucial role in counter-terrorism since the late 1940s, the fall of Suharto in 1998 and democratisation led to the Police dominating this task, especially after the first Bali bombings in 2002. Lately, however, the Indonesian military has reclaimed part of this role, mainly due to the rising threat from the Islamic State.

    June 24, 2015

    China and South China Sea: Options for ASEAN

    Event: 
    Other
    March 22, 2012
    Time: 
    1030 hrs

    Challenges of De-radicalization in Indonesia

    Event: 
    Other
    March 21, 2012
    Time: 
    1445 hrs

    Southeast Asia-India Defence Relations in the Changing Regional Security Landscape

    Southeast Asia-India Defence Relations in the Changing Regional Security Landscape

    The study analyses the nature of Southeast Asia-India defence relations, the reasons for the growth in ties and more important, the consequences of the defence relations.

    2011

    Indonesia and the challenge of Papuan separatism

    Many Papuans prefer to internationalise their plight and seek a third party to settle the issue as they do not trust the Jakarta elites and Indonesians in general.

    August 25, 2010

    Explaining ceaseless jihadism and jihadi violence in Indonesia

    This commentary attempts to answer the question as to why the flow of jihadis is unending despite tough measures being undertaken by Jakarta, on its own or in collaboration with its regional and international partners.

    August 24, 2010

    'Terrorism Abandonment' [DDR] as a Key to Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Future

    Unlike ‘hard’ measures, ‘soft’ ones can succeed in softening the hearts and minds of even hard-core terrorists, especially when they are disillusioned, longing for a normal life, and want to exit from terrorism.

    May 28, 2010

    The ascendancy of Political Islam in Malaysia

    While the notion of Malaysia as an Islamic state appears almost unthinkable, this is exactly what has transpired since the early 1980s, posing serious challenges for the country’s internal and external politics.

    May 24, 2010

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