ISEAS Perspective 2019

ISEAS Perspective provides analysis of specific current events and their significance for the Southeast Asian region. This will be published occasionally, and is aimed at keeping decision-makers in both the public and private sectors informed; as well as scholars, laymen and the interested public. This series undergoes a peer-review process.


2019/110 “Making the Belt and Road Environmentally Sustainable in Southeast Asia” by Alex Mark Lechner, John R. Owen, Angela Tritto, Alexander Horstmann, Hoong, Chen Teo, Chee Meng Tan, Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz





2019/109 “Malaysia’s Budget 2020: A Tough Balancing Act” by Yeah Kim Leng





2019/108 “The Political Economy of Sharia and the Future Trajectory of Democracy in Indonesia” by Syafiq Hasyim





2019/107 “Malaysia’s Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 Needs a Rethink to Make a Breakthrough” by Lee Hwok Aun





2019/106 “Trump’s Absence at ASEAN Summits Undermines US Regional Strategic Engagement” by Tang Siew Mun and Glenn Ong





2019/105 “Why We Should be Worried about the Mekong River’s Future: A Perspective on Forty Years of Great Change” by Milton Osborne





2019/104 “Old and New Competition in Myanmar’s Electoral Politics” by Nyi Nyi Kyaw





2019/103 “Malaysia’s New Soda Tax: An Easy Swallow?” by Geoffrey K. Pakiam





2019/102 “The US-China Trade War: Impact on Vietnam” by Lam Thanh Ha and Nguyen Duc Phuc





2019/101 “Laos’s High-Speed Railway Coming Round the Bend” by Nick Freeman