Mahathir Mohamad is set to reassume his historical position as one of the titans of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Richard Heydarian writes. Photo: Reuters Mahathir Mohamad is set to reassume his historical position as one of the titans of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Richard Heydarian writes. Photo: Reuters
Mahathir Mohamad is set to reassume his historical position as one of the titans of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Richard Heydarian writes. Photo: Reuters
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

How ‘polarising’ former strongman Mahathir Mohamad could bring unity to Southeast Asia

Richard Heydarian writes that the ageless, tough-talking new Malaysian prime minister is well equipped to help Asean assert its voice and influence global affairs

Mahathir Mohamad is set to reassume his historical position as one of the titans of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Richard Heydarian writes. Photo: Reuters Mahathir Mohamad is set to reassume his historical position as one of the titans of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Richard Heydarian writes. Photo: Reuters
Mahathir Mohamad is set to reassume his historical position as one of the titans of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Richard Heydarian writes. Photo: Reuters
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian is Asia-based academic, currently a Professorial Chairholder in Geopolitics at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and author of, among others, “The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery”.