ISEAS Perspective 2024

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.


2024/39 “Policies to Increase the Inclusiveness, Resilience and Sustainability of Economic Growth in Cambodia” by Jayant Menon


2024 No. 39

To realise its aspirations to become an upper middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2050, Cambodia has to pursue inclusive growth that is also sustainable and resilient.



2024/38 “Ethnic Diversity in Kalimantan and the Implications of Indonesia’s Capital Relocation” by Evi Nurvidya Arifin


2024 No. 38

This article provides foundational statistics on the ethnic mosaic in Kalimantan and delves into the intricate dynamics of the ethnic diversity of Borneo island. This ethno-demographic exploration is conducted through a political economy lens.



2024/37 “Bleak Future for Islamic Parties in Indonesia after the 2024 Election” by Pradana Boy Zulian and Neni Nur Hayati


2024 No. 37

The recently concluded 2024 Indonesian legislative election raises questions about the future of Islamic political parties.



2024/36 “The Aftermath of the 2024 Indonesian Elections: A Season for Speculation” by Max Lane


2024 No. 36

Since the elections, there has been constant speculation about how the political parties and figures would relate to each other after the elections, especially about which parties would join the governing parties and when.



2024/35 “The Impacts of Supply Chain Reconfiguration on ASEAN Economies” by Aufa Doarest and Maria Monica Wihardja


2024 No. 35

At the centre of the US-China trade war are the semiconductor chip and green industries.



2024/34 “Malaysia’s Out-of-Sync Federal and State Elections: The Good, the Bad, and the Untimely” by Francis E. Hutchinson


2024 No. 34

Elections in Malaysia are held at the national and state levels, and in holding these concurrently, disruptions and costs have been reduced.



2024/33 “A Study of the Emerging Electric Vehicle (EV) Supply Chain in Malaysia” by Tham Siew Yean and Neo Hui Yun Rebecca


2024 No. 33

EV investments in Malaysia over the last few years show a diverse and diffused pattern, covering different segments of the supply chain, and distributed across various states in the country.



2024/32 “Assessing Prabowo-Gibran’s Victory: An Exit-Poll Aftermath Analysis of the 2024 Presidential Election” by Burhanuddin Muhtadi and Kennedy Muslim


2024 No. 32

• Prabowo-Gibran’s landslide victory in the 2024 presidential election can be explained by two major factors: Jokowi’s high approval rating, and support from young voters (Gen Z and millennials).



2024/31 “Islamist Figures and Their Limited Role in Indonesia’s 2024 Presidential Election” by A’an Suryana


2023 No. 31

This article discusses the role of Indonesian Islamists in the 2024 Presidential Election.



2024/30 “The Power of a Vote in Malaysia: Malapportionment Under UNDI18, AVR, and MA63” by Kai Ostwald


2024 No. 30

While often overlooked, electoral boundaries can strongly shape political competition and policy priorities.