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Asia Pacific Security

ASEAN’s anti-terror coordination problem

On September 19 and 20, the ten ASEAN member countries gathered for two Ministerial Meetings to further define and strengthen the bloc’s position on counter-terrorism.

Asia Pacific Finance

The impact of Chinese investments in Malaysia

For countries like Malaysia, chinese investments in infrastructure offer clear benefits but also come with costs, both economic and strategic.

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Kaladan woes reflect frustrated Indian vision for Myanmar and Southeast Asia

India’s ambitions to establish a foothold in Myanmar and strengthen ties with Southeast Asia risk being jeopardised by the ongoing Kaladan project.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil at a crossroads

Europe’s war against palm oil and overall western pressure risks pushing Indonesia and Malaysia closer to less regulated markets.

Asia Pacific Politics

Corruption allegations take center stage in Malaysian general election campaign

The return of Mahathir Mohamad may be a key factor in uniting the opposition and reviving allegations of corruption against current PM Najib Razak.

Asia Pacific Security

From wannabes to warriors: the Maute group were underestimated

The Maute group have grown into a sophisticated transnational network of militants, posing a serious security threat for the Philippines and broader region.

Asia Pacific Economics

Special Report: Malaysia’s healthcare sector provides a catalyst for growth

Despite other problems facing the country, Malaysia is managing to consolidate its position at the forefront of global healthcare. What are the implications for investment?

Asia Pacific Economics

ASEAN faces banking union problems

While the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework (ABIF) shows great promise, the insistence on sticking to the so-called “ASEAN Way” threatens to undermine it.

Asia Pacific Security

Southeast Asia forges fresh approaches to combat Islamic State

The Islamic State is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia. However, local governments are developing new approaches to combat terrorism.

Asia Pacific Economics

Assessing the investment climate in post-1MDB Malaysia

With Malaysia grappling with the prolonged fallout from the 1MDB scandal, has the scandal has caused a noticeable shift in Malaysia’s investment climate?