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Malaysia’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act

Malaysia’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act

One year on since the 2018 electoral victory, Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan government, led by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has kept the main thrust of foreign policy of past governments of the Barisan Nasional. But slight readjustments have been made to reorient Malaysia’s foreign policy to the center, enabling Pakatan to strive for more balance […]

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Mustafa Izzuddin
Mustafa Izzuddin

Dr Mustafa Izzuddin, who received his PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, is a foreign policy analyst on maritime Southeast Asia and research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies and University Scholars Programme. He is concurrently a Visiting Fellow at University of Indonesia and Visiting Professor at Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah in Surat, India. He was formerly a Fellow with the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Visiting Fellow at Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia, Global Public Policy Network Fellow at Peking University’s School of International Studies, and Fulbright Fellow at Ohio University’s Center for International Studies, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and East-West Center in Washington DC.

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