Rajaratnam School of International Studies

The Malacca Strait Patrols: Finding Common Ground

By Koh Swee Lean Collin


Synopsis

A decade has passed since the Malacca Strait Patrols were launched as a holistic initiative in April 2006 following the initial MALSINDO trilateral coordinated patrols in July 2004. Some useful lessons can be drawn as Southeast Asian littoral states conceive of possible ways forward in promoting regional cooperation in maritime security.

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Rajaratnam School of International Studies

The Curious Case of Wang Yuandongyi: Why Do Some Want to Fight With Anti-ISIS Groups?

By Shashi Jayakumar


Synopsis

The arrest in March 2016 of a Singapore citizen, Wang Yuandongyi, for attempting to travel to Syria to fight with a Kurdish militia against ISIS raises questions about the psychological processes of individuals attempting to join anti-ISIS groups.Should these individuals be treated in the same manner as those attempting to fight for ISIS?

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