Malaysia's Diplomacy is Trapped in Mahathir's Shadow

By On June 21, 2018

Malaysia's Diplomacy is Trapped in Mahathir's Shadow

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Malaysia’s Diplomacy Is Trapped in Mahathir’s Shadow

The newly energized democracy is missing the chance to make its diplomatic mark in the region.

By Aaron Connelly |
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (C) is welcomed upon his arrival at the international conference "The Future of Asia" in Tokyo on June 11, 2018. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (C) is welcomed upon his arrival at the international conference "The Future of Asia" in Tokyo on June 11, 2018. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Aaron L. Connelly is the director of the Southeast Asia project at the Lowy Institute in Sydney.

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