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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 Moderate Muslim Websites and Their Fight against Online Islamic Extremism” by A’an Suryana



“Terrorism in Indonesia and the Perceived Oppression of Muslims Worldwide ” by Prakoso Permono and A’an Suryana



“A Review of Data, Policy and Transparency in Reducing Methane Emissions in Malaysia” by Matthew Ashfold, Helena Varkkey, Yong Jie Wong, Anjulie Razak, Shareen Yawanarajah, Mark Lunt and Emily Oi Yen Tse



“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