Potential threats of technology amid the Covid-19 crisis
When China first alerted the World Health Organisation (WHO) about the new coronavirus Covid-19 on December 31, 2019, it was already growing at an alarming rate. Wuhan, the centre of the epidemic, and soon the rest of China, struggled in the battle to fight the virus — as the w...
Comment: Women’s vulnerability during the Covid-19 pandemic
THE Covid-19 pandemic has caused a disruption to our everyday lives. Governments are racing to respond to the unprecedented demand for support as the number of those affected by the novel coronavirus soar. In an effort to control the rising numbers, governments globally have put ...
Preparing for new normals and crises in the age of Covid-19
The world has been shocked by how the Covid-19 outbreak has turned into a full-scale pandemic. Its scale, not seen since the 2003 SARS outbreak, has left governments scrambling to save lives and economies, where they never thought a downturn would come from a public health crisis...
Covid-19 is a reminder of our relationship with Nature
Article by Alizan Mahadi and Nazran Johari which appeared in Malay Mail 28 March 2020 One of the few pieces of seemingly good news to come out in these troubling times is what might be called the return of Nature. Many on social media worldwide were joyous when pictures of dolphi...
Potential threats of technology amid the Covid-19 crisis
When China first alerted the World Health Organisation (WHO) about the new coronavirus Covid-19 on December 31, 2019, it was already growing at an alarming rate. Wuhan, the centre of the epidemic, and soon the rest of China, struggled in the battle to fight the virus — as the w...
Comment: Women’s vulnerability during the Covid-19 pandemic
THE Covid-19 pandemic has caused a disruption to our everyday lives. Governments are racing to respond to the unprecedented demand for support as the number of those affected by the novel coronavirus soar. In an effort to control the rising numbers, governments globally have put ...
Preparing for new normals and crises in the age of Covid-19
The world has been shocked by how the Covid-19 outbreak has turned into a full-scale pandemic. Its scale, not seen since the 2003 SARS outbreak, has left governments scrambling to save lives and economies, where they never thought a downturn would come from a public health crisis...
Covid-19 is a reminder of our relationship with Nature
Article by Alizan Mahadi and Nazran Johari which appeared in Malay Mail 28 March 2020 One of the few pieces of seemingly good news to come out in these troubling times is what might be called the return of Nature. Many on social media worldwide were joyous when pictures of dolphi...
Announcement 1: The Board, management and all staff at ISIS Malaysia are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Aileen Baviera. She was a veteran in the foreign policy academic and think tank circuit and will be dearly missed. She was also a good friend of ISIS Malaysia and a key part of the ASEAN-ISIS Network. Our deepest condolences to her colleagues, students and loved ones.

Announcement 2: All ISIS Malaysia events, including the 34th Asia-Pacific Roundtable (APR), and the Asia-Pacific Leaders Dialogue (APLD), will be postponed for the time being.
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Announcement 1: The Board, management and all staff at ISIS Malaysia are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Aileen Baviera. She was a veteran in the foreign policy academic and think tank circuit and will be dearly missed. She was also a good friend of ISIS Malaysia and a key part of the ASEAN-ISIS Network. Our deepest condolences to her colleagues, students and loved ones.

Announcement 2: All ISIS Malaysia events, including the 34th Asia-Pacific Roundtable (APR), and the Asia-Pacific Leaders Dialogue (APLD), will be postponed for the time being.
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Is “Not Taking Sides” a Viable Option for ASEAN?

ASEAN’s response to the increasing fraught major power rivalry is “not taking sides.” Beyond the diplomatic musings that provides the theoretical underpinnings of this position, it is unclear how this position translates into actionable policies, not least because ASEAN is facing increasing pressure from the major powers to choose sides.