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.


2024/36 “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.


2024/29 “Indonesian Mainstream Media in the Digital Age: Corporate Convergence, Low-quality News and Staff Exploitation” by Sofie Syarief


2024 No. 29

News as a business, especially in its most traditional press and broadcast models, is suffering from shrinking readership and viewership, and thus becoming less profitable.


2024/28 “Thailand’s Ageing Society and Young Thais’ Changing Views and Expectations” by Panarat Anamwathana


2024 No. 28

Thailand is facing a historically low birthrate which could negatively impact the country’s economy in the near future.


2024/27 “Something Old, Something New: The Philippines’ Transparency Initiative in the South China Sea” by Edcel John A. Ibarra & Aries A. Arugay


2024 No. 27

Since February 2023, the Marcos Jr. administration has embarked on a transparency initiative for exposing China’s grey zone tactics within Philippine maritime zones in the South China Sea.