Op Eds

“The Slim by-election: putting the “Mahathir effect” in perspective” – Op-Ed by Kevin Zhang in New Mandela

 

This article was published by New Mandela on 18 September 2020.

 

 

“‘Deter Malaysia’: Thailand’s navy wants Chinese submarines as both bargaining chip and deterrent” – Op-Ed by Termsak Chalermpalanupap in SCMP

 

This article was first published as ISEAS Perspective 2020/101 “To Deter Malaysia: Thai Navy’s Submarine Acquisition Faces New Opposition” and adapted for republication by South China Morning Post on 17 September 2020.

 

 

Ian Storey quoted by BBC Indonesia: “Laut China Selatan: Kapal-kapal China diprediksi ‘akan masuk lagi’ ke Natuna, Indonesia perlu ‘investasi di kapal-kapal patroli'”

 

This article was published by BBC Indonesia on 16 September 2020.

 

 

“Facing frenemy China, Vietnam shall edge closer to America” – Op-Ed by Huynh Tam Sang in Think China

 

This article was first published as ISEAS Perspective 2020/102 “Vietnam Edging Towards America” and republished by Think China on 14 September 2020.

 

 

“How Vietnam has borrowed from China’s online censorship playbook” – Op-Ed by Dien Nguyen An Luong in SCMP

 

This article was first published as ISEAS Commentary 2020/135 Vietnam’s Online Policing: Taking a Leaf from China’s Playbook and adapted for publication by South China Morning Post on 14 September 2020.

 

 

“Malaysia a kinder and stronger society six months into COVID-19 fight” – Op-Ed by Kevin Zhang in CNA

 

This article was published by Channel Newsasia on 11 September 2020.

 

 

“Debate over Thailand’s plan to ‘scrap’ Kra Canal is much ado about nothing” – Op-Ed by Ian Storey in Today

 

This article was first published as ISEAS Commentary 2020/132 India’s Obsession With Thailand’s Kra Canal: Much Ado About Nothing and adapted for republication for Today on 10 September 2020.

 

 

“Dear Indonesia, shaming the infected is a lousy COVID-19 plan” – Op-Ed by Made Supriatma in CNA

 

This article was published by Channel Newsasia on 10 September 2020.

 

 

“Abe leaves top job with Japan a leading light in the Indo-Pacific” – Op-Ed by Malcolm Cook and Huong Le Thu in The Strategist

 

This article was published by The Australian Strategic Policy Institute on 9 September 2020.

 

 

“China’s belt and road: from Malaysia to Philippines, Asean projects face roadblocks” – Op-Ed by Murray Hiebert in SCMP

 

This article was first published as ISEAS Perspective 2020/95 “China’s Belt and Road Finds Southeast Asia a Tough Slog” and adapted for publication by South China Morning Post on 8 September 2020.