ASEANFocus Issue 1/2021



  • Non-Intervention & the Myanmar Conundrum
  • Embracing Change to Stay Resilient
  • Rethinking Law in ASEAN’s Rules-based Order
  • Erosion of ASEAN Centrality
  • #LeaveNoOneBehind


ASEANFocus Issue 4/2020



  • “America is Back.” To Southeast Asia?
  • Meeting Online: A New Normal in ASEAN?
  • E-Democracy in Southeast Asia
  • Improving Digital Connectivity for E-Commerce
  • Vietnam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship


ASEANFocus Issue 3/2020



  • ASEAN-US Relations Post-US Presidential Election
  • Geopolitics in the Age of COVID-19
  • Economic Impact of COVID-19
  • Embracing Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery
  • COVID-19 Infodemic


ASEANFocus Issue 2/2020



  • Strengthening ASEAN Food Trade During COVID-19
  • Conflicting Maritime Visions of the South China Sea
  • Perspectives of the SCS Arbitration Award
  • 45 Years of ASEAN-New Zealand Relations
  • Tattoo Traditions in Southeast Asia


ASEANFocus Issue 1/2020



  • Pondering Southeast Asia’s Future Beyond COVID-19
  • Bracing for the US- China Trade War
  • Is ASEAN Ready to Deal with Climate Change?
  • Climate Action Through Landscape Design
  • Life on the Water in Southeast Asia


The State of Southeast Asia: 2020 Survey Report


The State of Southeast Asia: 2020 Survey Report presents the findings of a region-wide online survey conducted among the policy, research, business, civil society, and media communities. A total of 1,308 respondents from the ten ASEAN member states participated in the 2020 edition of the survey, which seeks to understand the perceptions of Southeast Asians on regional affairs and ASEAN’s engagements with its Dialogue Partners, especially the major powers.


ASEANFocus Issue 6/2019



  • New Southern Policy from ASEAN and ROK Perspectives
  • South Korea’s Soft Power in ASEAN
  • Viet Nam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020
  • Southeast Asia in US-China Strategic Rivalry
  • Wang Gungwu’s Long View of ASEAN


ASEANFocus Issue 5/2019



  • The State of Rakhine: Where Is the Light?
  • Assessing ASEAN’s Role in Rakhine State
  • Drivers of Renewable Energy in ASEAN
  • Is ASEAN Serious About Nuclear Power?
  • Peering into Istana Negara Singapura’s Past and Present


ASEANFocus Issue 4/2019



  • Peering into ASEAN’s Past to Understand the Present
  • Heart Talk with ASEAN Secretaries-General
  • Recalibrating ASEAN
  • Investment Boom in ASEAN: Wherein Lie the Opportunities?
  • Social Enterprises for Sustainable Development


ASEANFocus Issue 3/2019



  • RCEP: Pivotal to ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific Future
  • Assessing the Upgraded ASEAN-China FTA
  • ASEAN-EU Relations: It Takes Two to Tango
  • Towards ASEAN-EU Strategic Partnership
  • Street Art in Southeast Asia