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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.


“Understanding and Reducing Methane Emissions in Southeast Asia” by Qiu Jiahui and Ryan Wong



“Cyber Troops, Online Manipulation of Public Opinion and Co-optation of Indonesia’s Cybersphere” by Yatun Sastramidjaja and Wijayanto



“Religious Extremism in Major Campuses in Indonesia” by A’an Suryana



“A Study of Vietnam’s Control over Online Anti-state Content” by Dien Nguyen An Luong



““Building a Sailboat in a Storm”: The Evolution of COVAX in 2021 and Its Impact on Supplies to Southeast Asia’s Six Lower-Income Economies” by Khairulanwar Zaini



“Communicating COVID-19 Effectively in Malaysia: Challenges and Recommendations” by Serina Rahman



“SME Responses to Climate Change in Southeast Asia” by Michael T. Schaper



“Assessing the Benefits of the ASEAN+6 Single Window for ASEAN Members” by Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy and Neo Guo Wei Kevin



“Hashtag Campaigns during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Malaysia: Escalating from Online to Offline” by Pauline Pooi Yin Leong and Amirul Adli Rosli



“Urban Biodiversity and Nature- Based Solutions in Southeast Asia: Perspectives from Indonesia and Malaysia” by Alex M. Lechner, Michelle Li Ern Ang, Juin Yan Ooi, Badrul Azhar, J. Miguel Kanai, Perrine Hamel and Saut Sagala