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Trends in Southeast Asia

The Trends in Southeast Asia series serves as in-depth analysis of contemporary geopolitical and socio-economic forces in the region. The series is written for policymakers, diplomats, scholars and students of the region with emphasis on empirical and observable trends, and less on theory-building or historical accounts of events.

The aim of Trends is to offer concrete accounts of the dynamism in the region as transnational processes impact local communities, national governments as well as bilateral and foreign relations. Subjects that are of interest to the series are national elections; economic patterns and growth; demographic changes and their social implications; migratory patterns; religious and ethnic trends; bilateral relations and geopolitics in the region in relation to the larger powers of Japan, China and the US. This series undergoes a peer-review process.


“Indonesia’s COVID-19 Infodemic: A Battle for Truth or Trust?” by Yatun Sastramidjaja



“New Chinese Migrants in Thailand and the Perceived Impact on Thai People” by Sivarin Lertpusit



“Consuming Digital Disinformation: How Filipinos Engage with Racist and Historically Distorted Online Political Content” by Jason Vincent A. Cabañes and Fernando A. Santiago, Jr.



“Bruneian Youths on Social Media: Key Trends and Challenges” by Siti Mazidah Mohamad



“The Orientation of Chinese Newspapers in Indonesia as China Rises” by Leo Suryadinata



“Young Hearts and Minds: Understanding Malaysian Gen Z’s Political Perspectives and Allegiances” by James Chai



“Rhizome vs Regime: Southeast Asia’s Digitally Mediated Youth Movements” by Yatun Sastramidjaja



“Tides of Insecurity: Vietnam and the Growing Challenge from Non-traditional Maritime Threats” by Phan Xuan Dung and To Minh Son



“GVC Reconfiguration: Risks and Opportunities for ASEAN Members” by Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy and Pham Thi Phuong Thao



“The Indonesia National Survey Project 2022: Engaging with Developments in the Political, Economic and Social Spheres” by Burhanuddin Muhtadi, Hui Yew-Foong and Siwage Dharma Negara