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Special Reports


The New Geopolitics of Southeast Asia


Southeast Asian states risk becoming pawns in a geopolitical clash between two extra-regional superpowers. This report analyses how the states in the region are responding to the challenge posed by the strategic interests of the US and China in their geography and economy.


ASEAN: Perspectives on Economic Integration|

This Special Report follows the LSE IDEAS Southeast Asia International Affairs workshop 'The Path to ASEAN Economic Integration' held in Kuala Lumpur in April 2009.  It features contributions from among others Senior Visiting Fellow Dr. Munir Majid and ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan. 


Climate Change: Is Southeast Asia up to the Challenge?
Southeast Asia will be the worst affected among the regions of the world by the ravages of climate change, which could cost the region twice as much as the global average by 2100.This Special Report consists of papers presented by regional experts at a Climate Change Workshop organised by LSE IDEAS Southeast Asia International Affairs Programme in November 2009, and held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Democratisation & New Voter Mobilisation in Southeast Asia
As Southeast Asia entered the twenty-first century, the procedures and practices associated with democracy had become important social facts in many parts of the region. There is evidence of a vibrant phenomenon in the democratic process in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand which makes full use of the offerings of ICT (information and communication technology) while also employing the more traditional means of garnering political support.


The Star Articles

Dr Munir Majid writes for The Star, Malaysia's largest circulation English language newspaper. 

Situation Analysis

The Edge Articles

Dr Munir Majid was a contributor to The Edge, Malaysia's best selling and highly-regarded weekly publication on business and politics. These re his more recent contributions:

Other Publications