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Contemporary Southeast Asia
The Regional Strategic and Political Studies (RSPS) programme publishes the internationally refereed journal Contemporary Southeast Asia three times a year. The journal carries articles and reviews of security and strategic issues, political developments, regionalism and international relations in Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asian Affairs
RSPS also publishes Southeast Asian Affairs, the annual review of Southeast Asian politics, security, economics and international relations. It is regarded as a flagship publication of ISEAS.


ISEAS Perspective

Can the Kokang Chinese Problem in Myanmar be Resolved?
15 July 2015

Improving the Performance of the State Economic Enterprise Sector in Myanmar
10 July 2015

The Maritime Silk Road and China-Southeast Asia Relations
8 July 2015

On the Rohingya, Statelessness and “Trafficking”: Separating the Fundamental from the Sensational1
30 June 2015

Ethnicity, Federalism, Citizenship and Politics in Myanmar
26 June 2015

China’s Terraforming in the Spratlys: A Game Changer in the South China Sea?
23 June 2015

Japan’s Strategic Role in Southeast Asia: A Cause for Concern?
17 June 2015

Vietnam’s Leadership Transition in 2016: A Preliminary Analysis
18 May 2015

Military Delegates in Myanmar’s Legislature: What Do They Do? What Will They (Continue To) Do?
28 April 2015

An Ethnographic Glimpse: On the Trail of Chinese-Vietnamese Mining Cooperation
25 May 2015

The Significance of the 2015 U.S. State of the Union Address for Southeast Asia
17 March 2015

Multiple Targets of Thailand’s Martial Law
12 March 2015

Refighting Old Battles, Compounding Misconceptions: The Politics of Ethnicity in Myanmar Today
2 March 2015

The Middle Class in Hanoi: Vulnerability and Concerns
11 February 2015

Betwixt ‘Burmese’ Cottages and Cronies: The Political Economy of ‘Myanmar Inc.’
10 February 2015

Will Thailand’s New Constitution Be a Return to Authoritarianism?
27 January 2015

China’s Two Silk Roads: Implications for Southeast Asia (Amended Version)
22 January 2015

The Yangon Myothit Project: Lessons to be Learned about Governance, Entrepreneurship, and Media Responsibility
30 December 2014

Myanmar’s Long Road to Federalism: The Case of Shan State
9 December 2014

Australia’s Responses to China’s Strategic Engagement with East Asia
4 December 2014

The Oil Rig Incident: A Line Has Been Crossed in Vietnam’s Relations with China
18 November 2014

Thailand: A New Polity in the Making?
7 November 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Eluding Obama’s Grasp
31 October 2014

How the East Asia Summit Can Achieve its Potential
28 October 2014

Counting and Being Counted: Ethnicity and Politics in Myanmar’s Census
23 October 2014

Thailand Has Entered the Interregnum
21 October 2014

The Sino-Vietnamese Oil Rig Crisis: Implications for the South China Sea Dispute
15 October 2014

FTAAP and APEC: Wrong Goal, Wrong Institution
2 October 201

Chinese Capital a Minor Player in Singapore
28 August 2014

Chinese Labour Migration into Vietnam’s Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Sectors
19 August 2014

The Thai Junta’s Interim Constitution: Towards an Anti-Electoral Democracy
12 August 2014

Reflections on the Oil Rig Crisis: Vietnam’s Domestic Opposition Grows
30 July 2014

Myanmar: Between Economic Miracle and Myth
11 July 2014

Whither Thailand’s Juntanomics?
8 July 2014

Japan and China Compete for Good Relations with Myanmar
2 July 2014

Reforms will Decide Vietnam’s Ability to Resist Economic Dominance by China
2 June 2014

The Second Wave: Japanese FDI to Southeast Asia
29 May 2014

The Anti-Chinese Riots in Vietnam: Responses from the Ground
27 May 2014

China in Laos: Is There Cause For Worry?
16 May 2014

Will Arctic Shipping Routes Eat Singapore’s Lunch? Not Anytime Soon and Maybe Never
28 April 2014

Will Development Lead to Democratisation in Vietnam and China?
15 April 2014

Ethnic Chinese in the Midst of Myanmar’s Transition
1 April 2014

Peace’s Best Chance in Muslim Mindanao
17 Mar 2014

Japan Pursues a ‘Thailand-Plus-One’ Strategy
13 Mar 2014

Getting to Know the Contestants of the 2014 Indonesian Parliamentary Elections
10 Mar 2014

Sino-Malaysia Trade Ties Remain Strong But Complex
6 Mar 2014

China Adapts to New Myanmar Realities
3 Mar 2014

Expanding Cooperative Credit in Myanmar: Renaissance or Regression?
27 Jan 2014

Enmity in Myanmar against China

17 Feb 2014

Bumper Harvest in 2013 for Vietnamese Diplomacy
23 Jan 2014

Myanmar’s Central Bank Law Reveals Reform Challenge
13 Jan 2014

Is Myanmar Ready for the ASEAN Chair?
30 Dec 2013

Arctic Lessons: What the South China Sea Claimants can Learn from Cooperation in the High North
16 Dec 2014

Myanmar Pivots Awkwardly Away from China
12 Dec 2013

The One Party-State and Prospects for Democratization in Vietnam
9 Dec 2013

Strategic Distance is Favoured in China-Indonesia Ties
21 Nov 2013

Indonesian Presidential Election Forcing Rejuvenation of Parties
18 Nov 2013

Will Good Intentions in Indonesia’s Blueprint for Asia-Pacific Security Collide with Harsh Realities?
3 Oct 2013

The Evolution of National Security in Indonesia
9 Sep 2013

The Seventh Plenum of the Communist Party of Vietnam:The Gains of the Central Committee
12 Jul 2013

Whither China’s Myanmar stranglehold?
27 Jul 2013

China’s Economic Influence in Thailand: Perception or Reality?
11 Jul 2013

South China Sea Disputes Keep Vietnam-China Relations Cold

15 Apr 2013

Ethnic Insurgencies and Peacemaking in Myanmar
11 Apr 2013

Japan’s Growing Angst Over the South China Sea
8 Apr 2013


Trends in Southeast Asia

More Change Awaits Vietnam’s Political Economy

China’s economic engagement with Southeast Asia: Indonesia

China’s economic engagement with Southeast Asia: Thailand


Book Publications

Indonesia in ASEAN: Vision and Reality
Edited by Donald E Weatherbee
ISEAS Publishing 2013

Forthcoming Book Publications

Southeast Asia and its Naval Environment - Dr Vijay Sakhuja
China Seas and the Struggle for supremacy in Asia - Mr Michael Richardson
General Ne Win: A Political Biography - Professor Robert H Taylor
Templer and the Road to Malayan Independence: The Other Side of the Story - Dr Leon Comber
Government and Society in Brunei Darussalam - Dr Pushpa Thambipillai
Good Coup gone bad: Thailand’s development since Thaksin’s downfall - Edited by Dr Pavin Chachavalpongpun