Regional & Strategic Studies Programme

What is Regional & Strategic Studies Programme?

As the processes of globalisation evolve and the rise of Asian major powers changes the strategic concerns of the region, it is necessary that a think tank like Penang Institute, buoyed by the change in government at the federal level in May 2018, focus on the dynamics of Southeast Asian regionalism, and the relationship between countries in the region and their big neighbours. In many important ways, the regional situation influences the direction of reform in Malaysia. Convinced that n increasingly extroverted national discourse will enhance the sense of nationhood in the country and bring to expression the wider human motives of nationhood, Penang Institute seeks to contribute to discussions about Malaysia’s future in alignment with the future of the region and the world.

Who are the team members?

Muhamad Nur Lokman Bin Ridzuan, Administrator / Analyst
He has a Bachelor of Art (Hons.) in International and Strategic Studies from the University of Malaya. He holds a deep interest International Relations, Regionalism, Foreign Affairs, Diplomacy, Security (especially in border security and transnational crime), Southeast Asia Political Development & Counter-Terrorism.