BFM podcast: Warmer Singapore-Malaysia ties
With Lawrence Wong assuming office as Singapore's fourth Prime Minister on May 15th, we unpack his two-day working visit to Malaysia aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation between the two nations as well as overcome unresolved issues such as water and maritime bord...
Malaysia’s 50 years of China pragmatism hits a US rivalry roadblock
Malaysia’s underfunded maritime authorities may struggle to contain rampant transshipment of US-sanctioned Iranian oil off its coast, experts say, as a visiting US delegation revealed that Washington’s security forces had been monitoring ship-to-ship oil transfers in Malaysia...
Does India’s act east policy
matter to Southeast Asia?
Ties with Malaysia make a powerful case study to assess regional ties with the South Asian giant. But others are doing better. by Yanitha Meena & Jaideep Singh, 30 May 2024 This year marks the 10th anniversary of India’s “Act East Policy”. Previously known as the “Loo...
BFM podcast: Power vacuum in Iran
Maryam Ismail, analyst at ISIS Malaysia goes through his legacy and possible successors. We also ask her that with the death of both the President and the Foreign Minister how might this impact Iran’s foreign policy during a time of heightened regional tensions....

Events

37th ASIA-PACIFIC ROUNDTABLE

This year’s theme is ‘Crisis in an Interregnum’. It aims to unpack how this period of interregnum affects the norms and mechanisms that have shaped the existing international order.
BFM podcast: Warmer Singapore-Malaysia ties
With Lawrence Wong assuming office as Singapore's fourth Prime Minister on May 15th, we unpack his two-day working visit to Malaysia aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation between the two nations as well as overcome unresolved issues such as water and maritime bord...
Malaysia’s 50 years of China pragmatism hits a US rivalry roadblock
Malaysia’s underfunded maritime authorities may struggle to contain rampant transshipment of US-sanctioned Iranian oil off its coast, experts say, as a visiting US delegation revealed that Washington’s security forces had been monitoring ship-to-ship oil transfers in Malaysia...
Does India’s act east policy
matter to Southeast Asia?
Ties with Malaysia make a powerful case study to assess regional ties with the South Asian giant. But others are doing better. by Yanitha Meena & Jaideep Singh, 30 May 2024 This year marks the 10th anniversary of India’s “Act East Policy”. Previously known as the “Loo...
BFM podcast: Power vacuum in Iran
Maryam Ismail, analyst at ISIS Malaysia goes through his legacy and possible successors. We also ask her that with the death of both the President and the Foreign Minister how might this impact Iran’s foreign policy during a time of heightened regional tensions....
Announcement: YBhg Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa completed his tenure as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia on 8 January 2019. ISIS Malaysia’s Board of Directors and staff convey their sincere appreciation to YBhg Tan Sri Rastam for his able stewardship of ISIS Malaysia and wish him well in all his future endeavours.
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