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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?