The Straits of Malacca and Singapore (Straits) is a 900-kilometer narrow waterway that accommodates thousands of vessels transporting most of the world’s oil to the largest economies each year. The Indonesian government, like others in the region, is concerned with security threats to the Straits that may impact Indonesia and her regional allies and partners. Jakarta is not alone with its potential for maritime terrorism in and around its borders. In New York City, there are fairly advanced and matured capabilities employed by that city’s law enforcement agency (NYPD) that could be shared with Jakarta, specifically through technical assistance and training at the regional Information Fusion Center (IFC) in Singapore, and in the technical domain of predictive analytics, to identify and thwart terrorist plots in and around the Straits.
 Nazery Khalid, "With a Little Help from My Friends: Maritime Capacity-Building Measures in the Straits of Malacca," Contemporary Southeast Asia 31, no. 3 (2009): 425.
 Shicun Wu and Keyuan Zou, Maritime Security in the South China Sea: Regional Implications and International Cooperation (Farnham, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009), 158.
 Michael Leifer, International Straits of the World: Malacca, Singapore, and Indonesia, Vol. 2 (Alphen aan den Rijn: Sijthoff & Noordhoff, 1978), 55-56.
 Khalid, 432–433.
 Brian Nussbaum, "Protecting Global Cities: New York, London and the Internationalization of Municipal Policing for Counter Terrorism," Global Crime 8, no. 3 (2007): 222.