February 24, 2023
Why Don’t Malaysian Policymakers View China as a Threat?
By Emirza Adi Syailendra
For years, successive governments have believed that labeling China a threat would be a self-fulfilling act.
November 23, 2022
Malaysia’s Democratization Poses New Challenges to China’s BRI Projects
By Imran Shamsunahar
Elites' growing need for democratic legitimization is impacting the fate of a slew of large-scale Chinese projects.
November 23, 2020
Malaysia in China’s Belt and Road
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Chow Bing Ngeow.
April 24, 2019
What to Watch During Mahathir’s China Visit
By Li Xirui
Industrial parks and palm oil are two areas ripe for new agreements.
April 16, 2019
Malaysia: Revised China Deal Shows Costs Were Inflated
By Eileen Ng
Prime Minister Mahathir outlines the renegotiated terms for the East Coast Rail Link, to be built and largely funded by China.
April 15, 2019
The Belt and Road: The Good, the Bad, and the Mixed
By Angela Tritto and Alvin Camba
Demystifying China’s Belt and Road Initiative through 3 case studies.
January 28, 2019
Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?
By Nithin Coca
The two Southeast Asian states might be the best hope for pressure from the Islamic world.
November 24, 2018
Mahathir Renews Malaysia’s Love Affair With Japan
By Prashant Waikar
Mahathir is moving closer to Japan, but he is not pushing China away.
October 31, 2018
Melaka, Malaysia: Chinese History, Chinese Future?
By Peter Ford
Kuala Lumpur may have concerns about the Belt and Road, but Chinese projects in Melaka are continuing apace.
September 12, 2018
Malaysia’s China Policy: The More Things Change…
By Li Xirui
…The more they stay the same.
August 18, 2018
Mahathir Sets New Course for Malaysia in First 100 Days
By Ed Ratcliffe
Evaluating Malaysia's new government 100 days after its surprising election win.
June 21, 2018
Japan First? Tokyo Welcomes Malaysia's Repositioning on China
By Daniel Hurst
Mahathir chose Japan for the site of his first visit since retaking the prime minister's office in Malaysia.
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