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    Dreams and Nightmares: Turkey’s Unspoken Drift towards Civil War

    According to Gareth Jenkins, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s decades-old insurgency against the Turkish state has entered a new and exceptional phase. Unfortunately for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government and its allies, they don’t have a handle on what Turkey is now facing – an organized form of urban guerilla warfare. More

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    The EU and ASEAN in 2016

    Why do ASEAN and the EU need to forge a more institutionalized strategic partnership with each other? As Eva Pejsova sees it, Brussels can help boost its Asian counterpart’s pursuit of European-style integration, particularly when it comes to maritime governance, preventive diplomacy and international law. More

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    Hasan al-Banna and the Political Ideologisation of Islam in the 20th Century

    There’s no question that Hasan al-Banna’s fingerprints are all over the attempts to transform Islam into an overtly political ideology. But how did the founder of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood actually pursue this aim? Today, Camille Mulcaire outlines the history and substance of al-Banna’s revivalism. More

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    Crutch to Catalyst? The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)

    Has CICIG helped national prosecutors dismantle criminal networks in Guatemala and establish the rule of law? In this report, our partners at the ICG assess the UN-sponsored organization’s record thus far, including its part in last year’s arrests of almost 200 government officials for corruption, and what CICIG needs to do in the future. More

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    The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder

    In recent times, scholars have largely agreed that it's context, not ideology, which causes ordinary people to commit genocide. Dutch sociologist Abram de Swann begs to differ. In today’s podcast, he argues we should reject this “situationist paradigm” and put more weight on the life histories of those who perform mass murder. More

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    Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

    This week's featured partner is the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), which is located at the National University of Singapore. More


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10 Feb 2016 Security Watch

Dreams and Nightmares: Turkey’s Unspoken Drift towards Civil War

According to Gareth Jenkins, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s decades-old insurgency against the Turkish state has entered a new and exceptional phase. Unfortunately for Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government and its allies, they don’t have a handle on what Turkey is now facing – an organized form of urban guerilla warfare. More on «Dreams and Nightmares: Turkey’s Unspoken Drift towards Civil War»


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10 Feb 2016 Security Watch

The EU and ASEAN in 2016

Why do ASEAN and the EU need to forge a more institutionalized strategic partnership with each other? As Eva Pejsova sees it, Brussels can help boost its Asian counterpart’s pursuit of European-style integration, particularly when it comes to maritime governance, preventive diplomacy and international law. More on «The EU and ASEAN in 2016»


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10 Feb 2016ISN Blog

Hasan al-Banna and the Political Ideologisation of Islam in the 20th Century

There’s no question that Hasan al-Banna’s fingerprints are all over the attempts to transform Islam into an overtly political ideology. But how did the founder of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood actually pursue this aim? Today, Camille Mulcaire outlines the history and substance of al-Banna’s revivalism. More on «Hasan al-Banna and the Political Ideologisation of Islam in the 20th Century»


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29 Jan 2016 Publications

Crutch to Catalyst? The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)

Has CICIG helped national prosecutors dismantle criminal networks in Guatemala and establish the rule of law? In this report, our partners at the ICG assess the UN-sponsored organization’s record thus far, including its part in last year’s arrests of almost 200 government officials for corruption, and what CICIG needs to do in the future. More on «Crutch to Catalyst? The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)»


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11 Jan 2016 Audio

The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder

In recent times, scholars have largely agreed that it's context, not ideology, which causes ordinary people to commit genocide. Dutch sociologist Abram de Swann begs to differ. In today’s podcast, he argues we should reject this “situationist paradigm” and put more weight on the life histories of those who perform mass murder. More on «The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder»


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Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) is an autonomous research institute that is part of the National University of Singapore. Its primary aim is to generate knowledge and insights about contemporary South Asia and to disseminate its research in a way that is useful to policymakers, business communities, academia and civil society.

Learn more about ISAS in this ISN interview with Professor Tan Tai Yong, the Institute's Director.

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