September 15, 2020
Youth Moving to the Forefront of Malaysian Politics
By Crystal Teoh
A lowered voting age, and rising discontent with the country's rusted-on political elite, are stimulating youth involvement in politics.
July 06, 2020
Malaysian Prime Minister Faces a Leadership Challenge When Parliament Resumes
By Luke Hunt
Mahathir still has the support to influence his country’s politics.
August 09, 2019
Turkey and Malaysia Boost Cooperation, Eyeing Defense Industry and Islamic Unity
By Altay Atlı
Economic relations, and defense industry ties are at the forefront, but can this partnership also pave the way to greater unity in the Muslim world?
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 03, 2019
What’s Behind Calls for Independence in Sabah?
By Piya Sukhani
Discontent is still running high in Malaysia’s Sabah, despite promises of redress by the new government.
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.
August 27, 2018
Malaysia’s Canceled Belt and Road Initiative Projects and the Implications for China
By Blake H. Berger
Malaysia–China relations are poised to remain friendly and may even offer China an opportunity to reassess how BRI projects are evaluated and implemented.
May 24, 2018
Is a New Era Dawning for Malaysian Civil Society?
By Binaifer Nowrojee
“The next year will be critical to build on the public momentum for change.”
May 18, 2018
The Geopolitical Implications of Malaysia's Election Earthquake
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
With Mahathir back, does Malaysia's foreign policy anticipate continuity or change?
April 23, 2018
Malaysia’s Election and Southeast Asia: Issues and Implications
By David Han Guo Xiong
As a leading member of ASEAN, Malaysia’s foreign policy in Southeast Asia will have implications for GE14 and vice versa.
August 14, 2014
Malaysia Threatens to Block Facebook
By Mong Palatino
Malaysia’s internet freedom has been threatened from several corners, as the PM assures free speech.
October 10, 2013
Former Malaysian PM: Government Should Censor Internet Smut
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