Trends in Southeast Asia 2016

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.


New Context of Vietnam’s National Security Challenges by Nguyen Manh Hung


The Johor Sultanate: Rise or Re-emergence? by Francis E. Hutchinson and Vandana Prakash Nair


The Geopolitics of Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream: Problems and Prospects by David Arase


Learning Diplomacy: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam Diplomats in ASEAN by Deepak Nair


Is a New Entrepreneurial Generation Emerging in Indonesia? by Gwenaël Njoto-Feillard and Kathleen Azali


Understanding Jokowi’s Foreign Policy by Donald E. Weatherbee


The Red Shirts and Their Democratic Struggle in Northern Thailand, April 2010 to May 2015 by Tanet Charoenmuang


Bipolarity and the Future of the Security Order in East Asia by William Tow


The Extensive Salafization of Malaysian Islam by Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid


Rural Thailand: Change and Continuity by Porphant Ouyyanont