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What’s in the Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center Shutdown?
August 10, 2018
What’s in the Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center Shutdown?
A closer look at a recent development and what it means for Malaysia’s foreign and defense policy.
What’s in the Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Counterterrorism Center Shutdown?
New Scrutiny for Malaysia’s Old Submarine Deal?
June 08, 2018
New Scrutiny for Malaysia’s Old Submarine Deal?
A closer look at the new government’s suggestion to probe old allegations around the country’s submarine procurement.
New Scrutiny for Malaysia’s Old Submarine Deal?
A First: Malaysia to Deploy Warship for RIMPAC 2018
April 20, 2018
A First: Malaysia to Deploy Warship for RIMPAC 2018
Malaysia will send a warship to fully participate in the world’s largest international maritime exercise for the first time.
A First: Malaysia to Deploy Warship for RIMPAC 2018
Malaysia Spotlights Expanded Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols
April 19, 2018
Malaysia Spotlights Expanded Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols
The Southeast Asian state has called for a widening of collaboration this front in recognition of the challenges it faces and the opportunities before it.
Malaysia Spotlights Expanded Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols
Should Malaysia Rename its Part of the South China Sea?
March 09, 2018
Should Malaysia Rename its Part of the South China Sea?
Public discussion of the proposal belies the challenges inherent in adopting it as well as Malaysia’s own approach to the question.
Should Malaysia Rename its Part of the South China Sea?
When Will Malaysia Get New Submarines?
February 26, 2018
When Will Malaysia Get New Submarines?
Though the country continues to eye expanding its fleet, it remains a long way off from achieving that goal.
When Will Malaysia Get New Submarines?
Malaysia-Pakistan Military Ties in the Headlines With Navy Chief Visit
February 23, 2018
Malaysia-Pakistan Military Ties in the Headlines With Navy Chief Visit
Both sides continue to explore opportunities to advance their defense ties despite the challenges.
Malaysia-Pakistan Military Ties in the Headlines With Navy Chief Visit
New Base Bid Spotlights Malaysia Coast Guard’s Old Resource Challenge
February 17, 2018
New Base Bid Spotlights Malaysia Coast Guard’s Old Resource Challenge
The agency’s bid to boost its capabilities continues.
New Base Bid Spotlights Malaysia Coast Guard’s Old Resource Challenge
Japan-Malaysia Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Coast Guard Drills
January 30, 2018
Japan-Malaysia Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Coast Guard Drills
Exercises highlight one aspect of ongoing security cooperation between the two countries.
Japan-Malaysia Defense Relations in the Spotlight with Coast Guard Drills
Malaysia Navy Commander Makes India Voyage
November 07, 2017
Malaysia Navy Commander Makes India Voyage
The commander of the Malaysian navy’s eastern fleet paid a visit to India’s southern naval command.
Malaysia Navy Commander Makes India Voyage
A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?
September 12, 2017
A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?
A closer look at reports that China has had its second known docking of submarines in the Southeast Asian state.
A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?
Malaysia-Philippines Meeting Puts ASEAN Subregional Cooperation in the Spotlight
September 09, 2017
Malaysia-Philippines Meeting Puts ASEAN Subregional Cooperation in the Spotlight
A recent interaction was an important reminder of the efforts being made by both sides to address cross-border issues.
Malaysia-Philippines Meeting Puts ASEAN Subregional Cooperation in the Spotlight
Why Did Malaysia Just Burn an Illegal Fishing Vessel?
September 01, 2017
Why Did Malaysia Just Burn an Illegal Fishing Vessel?
The move is being read as an escalation in the country’s crackdown on sea crimes
Why Did Malaysia Just Burn an Illegal Fishing Vessel?
Malaysia Launches First Littoral Combat Ship
August 30, 2017
Malaysia Launches First Littoral Combat Ship
The development marks another step taken by the Southeast Asian state to modernize its navy despite significant challenges.
Malaysia Launches First Littoral Combat Ship
Malaysia Reveals New Maritime Base Near Disputed Island With Singapore
August 08, 2017
Malaysia Reveals New Maritime Base Near Disputed Island With Singapore
Facility is just the latest sign of the revival of a decades-old dispute in bilateral ties.
Malaysia Reveals New Maritime Base Near Disputed Island With Singapore
Malaysia to Deploy More Terror Aid to Philippines
July 26, 2017
Malaysia to Deploy More Terror Aid to Philippines
A second round of assistance is underway.
Malaysia to Deploy More Terror Aid to Philippines
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