Nur Shahadah Jamil

Nur Shahadah Jamil

Senior Lecturer, Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya

Dr. Nur Shahadah Jamil is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of China Studies (ICS), University of Malaya and a PhD holder in Strategic and Security Studies from the National University of Malaysia (UKM). Her PhD dissertation entitled "Evolution in China’s South China Sea Policy Process: A Neoclassical Realism Explanation" focuses primarily on explaining how structural factors and elites’ perception (after being filtered by relevant domestic considerations) contribute to the evolution of China’s South China Sea policy, as well as the evolution in the patterns of pluralisation in the policy process from 1949-2017. Her research concentrates mainly on China’s foreign policy, the South China Sea, Southeast Asian responses to the Belt and Road Initiative, and East Asian Security. 

A chip is pictured at the Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute (TSRI) at Hsinchu Science Park in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on 16 September 2022. (Ann Wang/Reuters)

Taiwan’s crucial role in Southeast Asia’s semiconductor rush

Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore are welcoming shifts in the semiconductor supply chain with Taiwan’s TSMC at its heart. Academics Karl Lee Chee Leong and Nur Shahadah Jamil examine the issue.