Trends in Southeast Asia 2015

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.


The Politics of the United States-China-Vietnam Triangle in the 21st Century by Nguyen Manh Hung



Thailand’s Post-Coup Relations with China and America: More Beijing, Less Washington by Ian Storey



Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia in 2014: The Political Economy of Discontent by Gwenaël Njoto-Feillard



The Foreign Press’ Changing Perceptions Of Thailand’s Monarchy by Puangthong R. Pawakapan



Retired Military Officers In Myanmar’s Parliament: An Emerging Legislative Force? by Renaud Egreteau



Chinese Investment and Myanmar’s Shifting Political Landscape by u-Ann Oh and Philip Andrews-Speed



Establishing Contemporary Chinese Life in Myanmar by Nicholas Farrelly and Stephanie Olinga-Shannon



Indonesia-China Energy and Mineral Ties Broaden by Zhao Hong and Maxensius Tri Sambodo



Strategic Possibilities and Limitations for Abe’s Japan in Southeast Asia by John Lee




Explaining China’s 2 + 7 Initiative Towards ASEAN by David Arase