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ASEAN counter-terror weaknesses

This article notes increasing Islamic State terrorist activity in Southeast Asia and identifies several structural and practical impediments to developing an effective regional response through ASEAN, including slow processes, lack of practical action, and unresolved border disputes. Advertisements

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Role of parliament in police governance

Here is a link to a new volume from the respected Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces on the role of parliament in police governance. The book provides and compares case studies from 8 countries in Asia … Continue reading

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Jakarta Centre’s future

The Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation was created by Indonesia and Australia in 2004 to strengthenĀ counter-terrorism capacity in the wake of the 2002 Bali bombing. Incorporating the centre within the Indonesian National Police is now being considered, but this … Continue reading

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Reforming Interpol

The Interpol General Assembly took steps during its recent meeting to address two lingering concerns: (1) tightening criteria for “red notices” so that they aren’t used for political purposesĀ and (2) improving procedures by which individuals can contest their inclusion on … Continue reading

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Interpol updates

At its annual General Assembly in Bali, Interpol declined Taiwan’s request to participate in observer status, and declined the Palestinian application to become a member state. On the sidelines, Interpol signed a cooperation agreement with GCCPOL, the new regional association … Continue reading

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Sensitive issues for Interpol

Interpol holds its 85th General Assembly November 7-10 in Bali, Indonesia. Among the agenda items are applications for membership from Taiwan and the Palestinian Authority. Taiwan was previously a member but was forced to withdraw in 1984 at China’s insistence. … Continue reading

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Aseanapol links strengthened

This article reports that the Aseanapol nations have signed a Protocol for Crisis Management that will increase information sharing during critical incidents such as terrorism. Adoption of the protocolĀ  is considered an important step as it was considered but tabled … Continue reading

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