Ivy Kwek is the Research Director at Research for Social Advancement, a Kuala-Lumpur based think-tank. Having spent some time at the Ministry of Defence Malaysia and involved in the drafting of the first Malaysian Defence White Paper, she now specialises in Southeast Asia’s regional security and foreign policy issues, and co-manages a defence blog, Projek Pertiwi.
The Quad’s uneasy place in Southeast Asia
The region will need assurance to overcome scepticism about the Quad and assuage a deep-seated fear of upsetting China.
ASEAN: Perceptions of power and security
A recent survey reveals distrust of both China and the US across Southeast Asia, and a pragmatic sense of partnerships.