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Making Sense of Malaysia’s 2020 Political Tumult
March 19, 2020

Making Sense of Malaysia’s 2020 Political Tumult

By Ankit Panda
Also, the hosts discuss progress in the implementation of the February 29 U.S.-Taliban deal in Afghanistan.

Democracy in Crisis: Where Does Malaysia Go From Here?
February 27, 2020

Democracy in Crisis: Where Does Malaysia Go From Here?

By Brian Wong
Only a general election can rescue Malaysia’s democracy, but not its stability.
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Resigns Amid Political Upheaval
February 25, 2020

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Resigns Amid Political Upheaval

By Associated Press
Mahathir’s resignation, and the collapse of the ruling coalition, comes amid a political crisis over a planned transition of power to Anwar Ibrahim.

What Lies Ahead for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government After a Big Election Loss?
November 19, 2019

What Lies Ahead for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government After a Big Election Loss?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The loss in the Tanjung Piai by-election is less important than how the government responds to this wake-up call.

Malaysia’s New Sex Scandal: Look Beyond the Politics
July 31, 2019

Malaysia’s New Sex Scandal: Look Beyond the Politics

By Preeti Jha
The scandal is also demonizing an already persecuted LGBT minority.

Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government
March 20, 2019

Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government

By Luke Hunt
Though it is still early days, a series of issues are threatening to overwhelm and undermine the new government’s future.

Can Malaysia’s New Government Deliver on Reform?
March 15, 2019

Can Malaysia’s New Government Deliver on Reform?

By Erin Cook
Less than a year since it took power, the Pakatan Harapan government is confronting questions about the pace of promised reforms.
Why Mahathir Is Refusing to Remove Unpopular Leaders
March 06, 2019

Why Mahathir Is Refusing to Remove Unpopular Leaders

By Prashant Waikar
Malaysia’s prime minister wants to signal that his opinion – not the public’s – is the ultimate career determinant.

Where Is Malaysia’s Mahathir-Anwar Transition?
February 01, 2019

Where Is Malaysia’s Mahathir-Anwar Transition?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Given Malaysia’s history and the implications for its future, the dynamics of the so-called transition bear careful watching.

How Will the Mahathir-Anwar Transition Play Out in Malaysia?
September 29, 2018

How Will the Mahathir-Anwar Transition Play Out in Malaysia?

By Erin Cook
The future of an unlikely alliance is far from certain.

Bridget Welsh on Malaysia's Election Surprise
June 01, 2018

Bridget Welsh on Malaysia's Election Surprise

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Malaysia’s 2018 election: why it matters and what comes next.
The Everyday Activists Behind Malaysia’s Democracy Struggle
May 29, 2018

The Everyday Activists Behind Malaysia’s Democracy Struggle

By Preeti Jha
We need to look beyond Mahathir, and even Anwar, to understand Malaysia’s seismic power shift.

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