Anne Uy & Joshua Bernard B. Espeña

Joshua Bernard B. Espeña is a Manila-based defense analyst and international affairs academic who works and writes about issues and topics regarding the Great Power politics of the Indo-Pacific, Philippine strategic culture, and ASEAN studies. He currently pursues his master’s degree in International Studies at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Anne Uy is a researcher with interests in the South China Sea, Southeast Asia Affairs, and Cross-Strait Relations. She is currently pursuing her masters in political science at De La Salle University.

Examining Malaysia’s Evolving Policy toward the South China Sea

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Malaysia’s note verbale on the South China Sea remains bland and watered down due to domestic issues. But the new Malaysian government has no choice but to embark into tumultuous diplomatic waters.

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