Council on Foreign Relations: “After the Big Win, Mahathir Faces Reality”

After the initial euphoria, Mahathir and his government now confront major challenges on nearly all fronts. The Council on Foreign Relations' Joshua Kurlantzick looks at the political, economic and civil society landscape facing Malaysia in the wake of its recent political transition.

Council on Foreign Relations After the Big Win, Mahathir Faces Reality
   Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad delivers a speech at the International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo, Japan on June 11, 2018. Issei Kato/Reuters