Chinese cyber spies have been attacking Southeast Asia for a long time. It is high time that ASEAN and Southeast Asian governments find an effective way of plugging the existing technological loophole.
Articles by Umair Jamal
Has Indonesia’s Islamic diplomacy proved effective in the Afghan peace process?
Washington wants Southeast Asia to stand up to China to defend the region’s economic and security interests. Will the region’s political leadership adhere to the United States calls?
As Myanmar prepares for a general election in November, thousands of Muslim voters and their candidates are being denied the chance to participate in the electoral process. What does that mean for the country’s Muslim community?
The latest commotion over Sabah shows that Malaysia’s claim to northern Borneo is still disputed by the Philippines. The confrontation is unlikely to bring meaningful change without intervention from ASEAN and other international institutions.
Malaysia’s national education system has become a source of Islamic indoctrination and racial bias. Regressive teaching methods and segregation are producing an angry and radical generation of young Malays, threatening the country’s national unity and stability.
After Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a landmark agreement to normalize relations, it remains unlikely that Malaysia will accept Israel as a state any time soon. But there are promising signs that attitudes are shifting, albeit slowly.
Many governments in Southeast Asia have made strides towards becoming stable democracies. However, for as long as semi-authoritarian regimes remain in power, the struggle of pro-democracy forces is far from over.
The role of women in Indonesia’s extremist landscape has grown rapidly. But as jihadi groups are traditionally dominated by men, the government has yet to develop strategies to address the radicalization of women.
The conviction of Malaysia’s former finance minister in a major corruption case will have far-reaching implications for the country’s domestic politics.