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Leo Suryadinata

Dr Leo Suryadinata is Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Leo Suryadinata (6)

Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year or “China’s New Year”? The Rise of (China’s) Identity Politics

Leo Suryadinata

In multi-ethnic Southeast Asia, the term “Lunar New Year” is more befitting than “Chinese New Year”. The traditional celebration has always transcended ethnicity and national identity.

Anti-Chinese Sentiment or Mere Labour Dispute?

Leo Suryadinata

A recent demonstration against a Chinese nickel company in Southeast Sulawesi could be a labour dispute – or something more.

Prime Minister Suga Goes to Jakarta

Leo Suryadinata

Prime Minister Suga’s first trip shows that an “independent and active” Indonesia is not an easy partner for Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy.

Why Was Prabowo Invited to the US?

Leo Suryadinata

The Indonesian defence minister’s visit to Washington DC raised many eyebrows and questions.

South China Sea: Indonesia Crosses Swords with China

Leo Suryadinata

Indonesia has recently taken a firmer position vis-à-vis China on the South China Sea. Those who think that Jakarta is assuming the leadership mantle of ASEAN on the issue will be disappointed; the more assertive stance derives from Jakarta’s own interests.