Trends in Southeast Asia 2017

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.


The Peace Process and Civil–Military Relations During the NLD Administration’s First Year by Lin Htet Aung



Beneath the Veneer: The Political Economy of Housing in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor by Keng Khoon Ng and Guanie Lim



Speculating on World-Class Transportation Infrastructure in Ho Chi Minh City by Hun Kee Kim



The Indonesia National Survey Project: Economy, Society and Politics by Diego Fossati, Hui Yew-Foong and Siwage Dharma Negara



Parti Amanah Negara in Johor: Birth, Challenges and Prospects by Wan Saiful Wan Jan



Rowing Against the Tide? Batam’s Economic Fortunes in Today’s Indonesia by Francis E. Hutchinson



The Traditionalist Response to Wahhabi-Salafism in Batam by Norshahril Saat



Old Stereotypes, New Convictions: Pribumi Perceptions of Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia Today by Johanes Herlijanto



The Natunas: Territorial Integrity in the Forefront of Indonesia–China Relations by Leo Suryadinata and Mustafa Izzuddin



The Emergence of Pork-Barrel Politics in Parliamentary Myanmar by Renaud Egreteau