Nov 8 marks the close of a tumultuous presidential election campaign in the United States. As the end of incumbent President Barack Obama’s administration nears, six scholars working with the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute evaluate the Obama legacy in South-east Asia, and examine challenges for the incoming administration. In the first of this two-part series written for The Straits Times, we feature perspectives on Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Tomorrow, we will publish viewpoints on Thailand and Vietnam, as well as an assessment of US engagement with Asean.
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