Pandemic Papers: Lessons from Covid-19
What did Covid-19 teach Malaysia between 2020 and 2021? ISIS Malaysia’s experts take a critical look at the nation’s experience of the pandemic to preserve the hard-earned knowledge from the last two years.
Vaccine narratives on social media in Malaysia
The infodemic's earlier days were marked with false information about community spread of Covid-19, actions being taken by authorities, and even the origins of the novel coronavirus.
Multiculturalism and Nation Building in a Plural and ‘Divided Society’: The Case of Malaysia
Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country strategically located along the Straits of Malacca and the southern part of the South China Sea. At its northern tip, it shares a border of 506km with Thailand.
Making SDGs Matter: Leaving No One Behind
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a vision to end poverty and hunger, accelerate climate action and environmental protection, and move towards a more peaceful and just world.
The COVID-19 Infodemic in Malaysia: Scale, scope and policy responses
Owing to the novelty of COVID-19, much uncertainty had surrounded it when it was first discovered in December 2019. In the months since, more light has been shed on the novel coronavirus, yet the timespan in between was marked with fear and uncertainty, lending itself to a surge in false information.
The New Southern Policy – Catalyst for Deepening ASEAN-ROK Cooperation
The relationship between the Republic of Korea (ROK, hereafter South Korea) and Southeast Asia is a multifaceted one. Whether it is smart electronic devices, K-pop groups (e.g., BTS and Blackpink) or Korean TV series (e.g., Crash Landing on You), South Korea has significantly impacted Southeast Asian culture. Beyond the consumerism and ......
Granting Refugees Permission to Work in Malaysia
This report seeks to determine whether granting refugees permission to work (through their registration in a
national database) is a feasible solution. It aims to explore the risks and benefits of granting registered refugees
permission to work from the perspectives of Malaysia’s national interest and national security.
ASEAN FutureForward Anticipating the Next 50 Years
ISIS Malaysia launched its latest book publication entitled “ASEAN FutureForward Anticipating the Next 50 Years”. This book is a compilation of essays by various authors from both within and beyond Southeast Asia, on ASEAN’s future in a rapidly changing landscape over the next five decades.
India in APEC: Views from the Indo-Pacific A Malaysian perspective
Today things look very different. India has gone looking East to acting East. Its economic and strategic interests are pulling it closer to East Asia. Its economic reforms are further opening up its economy and trade and investment are now crucial pillars of its economic strategy.
Disruptions in Rakhine State and Its Implications to Malaysia
Against a rapidly changing global environment, societies are now having to deal with a host of challenges to their security and way of life. Many of these challenges had a significant disruptive impact on human security.
IKAT (The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies)
IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies is an academic journal about Southeast Asia. Founded in 2017 at the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, the journal aims to provide new, rigorous and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the region.
Disinformation: Economic Loss and Short-Run Gains
In the business world, disinformation could tarnish a brand
reputation, creating negative public sentiment towards the
brand and consequently causing economic loss. A company’s
share price could also suffer - at worst, dropping off a cliff edge
and then going through a sluggish recovery.
Economic Growth, Environment and Privatisation
The change of government following the May 1969 third general election and the ensuing 13 May race riots began a new chapter in public policy with major consequences for Malaysian economic growth and distribution as well social,
An Overview Study of Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Malaysia
A report Commissioned by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Malaysia Water, energy, and food systems are tightly interconnected. However, in reality, these resource systems are managed separately.
Understanding Malaysia’s approach to the South China Sea dispute
Article by Elina Noor which appeared in “In the wake of Arbitration : papers from the Sixth Annual CSIS South Sea Conference. Edited by Murray Hiebert, Gregory B Poling and Conor Cronin, CSIS, January, 2017”. pp. 18-29.
The Sustainability Shift: Refashioning Malaysia’s Future
The Sustainability Shift: Refashioning Malaysia’s Future discusses the specific ecological threats facing Malaysia and the intellectual as well as practical ‘shift’ required for a more sustainable future. The book explores themes of environmental degradation, climate change and imminent ecological collapse faced by humanity today.
Calibrating Regional Security Architecture: ASEAN Still Our Best Hope
The APR Series E-Monograph. Kuala Lumpur: ISIS Malaysia, 2015.
This e-monograph is a revised version of the paper presented by the author at the 29th Asia-Pacific Roundtable, 1-3 June 2015 in Kuala Lumpur.
Will ASEAN Continue to be the Cornerstone of Malaysian Foreign Policy: The “Community-building” Priority
By Anthony Milner. Kuala Lumpur: ISIS Malaysia, 2016
This monograph is an edited version of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies Lecture 2015, given by the author on 3 December 2015 in Kuala Lumpur.
Nama, Group-Binding and Moral Balance: Themes and Origins of Malaysian Foreign Policy
Anthony Milner. Kuala Lumpur: ISIS Malaysia, 2014.
This monograph is an edited version of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies Lecture 2014, given by the author on 1 December 2014 in Kuala Lumpur.