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The Malaysia Scholars on Korea (MASK) Network presents the Network's second seminar which will focus on Recent Events in the Korean Peninsula and Implica ons for Republic of Korea- Malaysia rela ons and ASEAN's role on the Korean Peninsula.
A year a er the launch of the MASK Network, observers of the Korean Peninsula see great movements in the region. In 2018, Democra c People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was involved in various summits such as the Inter-Korean Summits, North Korea-China Summits and the North Korea-United States Summit. However, peace in the region s ll remains uncertain.Find out more »
Since Stuxnet, states are wary of cyber operations that will result in greater harm falling on populations. However, as years following the 2010 discovery unfolded, it can be said that cyber operations are not the only factors to escalating a conflict. Unearthed are different aspects of state operations in cyberspace such as espionage and usage of cyberspace that are not specifically regulated by international law. With concepts such as sovereignty, ownership of data and privacy challenged by developments in cyberspace, what are the possibilities of regulations in cyberspace?
Air Commodore Bill Boothby (Rtd), an Associate Fellow from Geneva Centre for Security Policy, will discuss the Tallinn Manual process, reports issued by the UN General Assembly-mandated Groups of Governmental Experts as well as an initiative from Russia and China to develop a Code of Conduct as a collection of “soft laws” that can guide the behavior of states. Following the presentation is a Malaysian perspective on state operations in cyberspace, articulation the considerations and concerns of smaller powers.Find out more »
Date 12 December 2018, Wednesday Time 10:00am Venue Conference Room, ISIS Malaysia By: Dr Fadzilah Majid Cooke Visiting Professor University of Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) About the Speaker: Dr Fadzilah Majid Cooke was formerly a Professor of Sociology at Universiti Malaysia Sabah, working in political ecology, on local rights and access to natural resources as well as the socio-politico-technological context of conservation. She is a steering committee member of the International Science Council’s Asia Pacific program on the Sustainability Initiative for…Find out more »
Eschewing from his predecessors’ policies and commitments, Trumpism paved the way for a new chapter for American international engagements. As far as performance evaluation goes, the mid-term elections seems to be a good time as any. Beyond its domestic concerns, it is also a growing source of uncertainty for the broader international community.Find out more »
While US-China tensions have been rising due to technology, Japan-China relations have improved. Japan highly considers the importance of Japan-US security, but cannot ignore its economic relations with China. Japan-US-China relations stand at a great turning point. As technology involves both security and economics, it is not possible to resolve the situation if politics is separated from economics. How then have Japan-China relations been developed? Firstly, China-Japan relations in the context of the current competition between China and the United…Find out more »