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Malaysia’s #Kitajagakita invigorates political activism and tackles apathy
A new political movement driven by the grassroots is gaining momentum in Malaysia. Centred on the hashtag #kitajakakita, it embodies ordinary citizens’ responses to crises without political interference and red tape, writes Clarissa Ai Ling Lee.
The mixed legacy in Asia of America's War on Terror
Twenty years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, terrorism expert Zachary Abuza reflects on the legacy of the war on terror in Southeast Asia.
The bamboo breaks: Thailand's diplomatic challenge
Despite Thailand’s status as America’s “oldest ally” in Asia, a combination of external and internal forces has been drawing Bangkok closer to Beijing. Jittapat Poonkham argues that for Thailand to retain its autonomy, a new activist foreign policy model is necessary in which it exercises greater leadership through regional diplomatic innovation and advocacy.
Can Malaysia's new Prime Minister end the political crisis?
On Friday, Malaysia appointed a new Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, following the resignation of Muhyiddin Yassin at the start of the week.But the appointment of the third prime minister in as many years by the King, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, is not likely to end Malaysia’s rolling political crisis.
Veep Diplomacy: Managing US Ties in Asia
In the coming days, US Vice President Kamala Harris will become the most senior Biden administration official to visit Southeast Asia. As former diplomat Nguyễn Quang Dy writes, once again the focus will be on Vietnam and Singapore. It highlights the key question of how the region manages US-China competition.