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The Future of the Five Power Defense Arrangements
November 01, 2019

The Future of the Five Power Defense Arrangements

By Li Jie Sheng
The FPDA, a nonbinding defense pact, plays an important role in the Southeast Asian region.

South China Sea: The Disputes and Southeast Asia’s Culture of International Law
October 22, 2019

South China Sea: The Disputes and Southeast Asia’s Culture of International Law

By Pham Ngoc Minh Trang
Disputes in the South China Sea are not as complicated as they may seem.
Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Calls for Navy Upgrades Amid Growing Tensions in the South China Sea
October 21, 2019

Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Calls for Navy Upgrades Amid Growing Tensions in the South China Sea

By Marcus Tantau
Could Malaysia’s South China Sea policy be shifting?

Meredith Weiss on Politics in a New Malaysia
October 15, 2019

Meredith Weiss on Politics in a New Malaysia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation on the state of Malaysia’s politics under the Pakatan Harapan government.

Getting Digital IDs Right in Southeast Asia
October 12, 2019

Getting Digital IDs Right in Southeast Asia

By Nabila Hassan
Countries in Southeast Asia are racing to implement digital IDs, but governments must proceed with caution.

Malaysia Fines 80 Entities for Alleged 1MDB Payments
October 07, 2019

Malaysia Fines 80 Entities for Alleged 1MDB Payments

By Associated Press
The country’s anti-graft agency has ordered 80 people and groups to pay fines totaling about $100 million.

Climate Strike in Hazy Kuala Lumpur
September 23, 2019

Climate Strike in Hazy Kuala Lumpur

By Alexandra Radu
This weekend Malaysians marched in a Global Climate Strike drawing attention to regional environmental degradation.
UMNO and PAS: A Frenemy Marriage?
September 18, 2019

UMNO and PAS: A Frenemy Marriage?

By Michio Ueda
The new Malay-Muslim alliance between two major opposition forces could accelerate further polarization of Malaysian politics.

Cash or Kind? The Debate Over Humanitarian Assistance Continues in Malaysia
September 13, 2019

Cash or Kind? The Debate Over Humanitarian Assistance Continues in Malaysia

By Saqib Sheikh
Despite the clear advantages of cash-based assistance, globally, such aid still only accounts for a lowly 6 percent.

Can New Malaysia Move Beyond Old Race Divides?
August 14, 2019

Can New Malaysia Move Beyond Old Race Divides?

By Preeti Jha
A key government adviser has renewed calls for an end to race-based affirmative action that favors the Malay majority.

The Orang Asli: Fighting for Ancestral Land in Malaysia
August 13, 2019

The Orang Asli: Fighting for Ancestral Land in Malaysia

By Alexandra Radu
Malaysia’s indigenous tribes are trying to lay modern claims to lands their people have lived on for centuries.
Turkey and Malaysia Boost Cooperation, Eyeing Defense Industry and Islamic Unity
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?

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