ASEANFocus Issue 5/2018



  • Before Southeast Asia: Passages and Terrains
  • The ARF’s Elusive Pursuit of Preventive Diplomacy
  • Social Media and Politics in Southeast Asia
  • Echo Chambers and a Sectarian Public Sphere in Southeast Asia
  • Terrorists’ Exploitation of Cyberspace in Southeast Asia

ASEANFocus Issue 3/2018



  • ASEAN’s Hard Look at Indo-Pacific
  • Indo-Pacific: Post-Modern Regionalism
  • E-commerce in ASEAN: Views from the Businesses
  • ASEAN Aviation Takes to the Sky
  • Is ASEAN Ready for Renminbi?

ASEANFocus Issue 2/2018



  • Reviewing the 32nd ASEAN Summit
  • Julie Bishop on ASEAN-Australia Relations
  • Unpacking the Rakhine Issue
  • Surakiat Sathirathai on the Advisory Board on the Rakhine Issue
  • Puppetry Arts in Southeast Asia

ASEANFocus Issue 1/2018



  • Urgent steps to save ASEAN biodiversity from the brink
  • Why the EU’s anti-palm oil measures do not help the environment
  • Unpacking ASEAN’s trade surplus with the US
  • What lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
  • Constraints of Southeast Asia’s engagement with the DPRK

ASEANFocus Issue 7/2017



  • Singapore Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan shares his views on ASEAN’s future and outlines Singapore’s priorities as ASEAN Chair in 2018
  • HE Le Luong Minh reflects on his tenure as ASEAN Secretary-General and the regional organisation in his last official interview as SG
  • Southeast Asia’s “report card” on Trump’s visit to region
  • Making sense out of the Indo-Pacific concept
  • A tribute to the late Dr Surin Pitsuwan and his contributions to ASEAN and regional integration
  • Outlook at 50: Multi-stakeholders’ perspectives on the future of tertiary, vocational and technical education in ASEAN

ASEANFocus Issue 6/2017



  • The 31st ASEAN Summit

Highlights from the ASEAN Summit, the East Asia Summit and other meetings

  • The 19th Chinese Communist Party National Congress

Xi Jinping’s second term and its implications for Chinese foreign policy and Southeast Asia

  • TPP Revisited

The future of cross-Pacific and regional trade through the CPTPP

  • ASEAN-India Relations

Overcoming challenges, realising potentials and endless possibilities

  • Outlook at 50: Religiosity in Southeast Asia

An in-depth look into trends and transformations in the most religiously diverse region in the world

ASEANFocus Issue 5/2017



  • ASEAN at 50: Then & Now
  • Defining Southeast Asia’s Geopolitical Identity
  • Thoughts from ASEAN Secretaries-General and Dialogue Partners 
  • The Genesis and Evolution of ASEAN Centrality
  • The Future of ASEAN
  • Champions of ASEAN Economic Integration
  • A Map of ASEAN’S Global Engagement

ASEANFocus Issue 4/2017



  • Analysis of the 50th AMM and Related Meetings
  • Is ASEAN a Community?
  • The Sino-Japanese HSR Race in ASEAN
  • Outlook at 50: Demographic Trends in Southeast Asia
  • Coping with an Ageing ASEAN
  • Insider Views: EU High Representative Federica Mogherini on ASEAN-EU Relations
  • Know Your ASEAN: SEA Games

ASEANFocus Issue 3/2017



  • ASEAN’s response to the North Korean Missile Tests
  • Challenges to Protecting Migrant Workers in Southeast Asia
  • Timor-Leste: In or Out?
  • Outlook At 50: Disruption and the New Economy
  • Marawi and the ISIS Threat in Southeast Asia
  • Know Your ASEAN: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

ASEANFocus Issue 2/2017



  • Analysis on the 30th ASEAN Summit
  • Conversations on US Engagement in Southeast Asia
  • US-China Trade War
  • Survey Results: “How do Southeast Asians View the Trump Administration?”
  • Outlook at 50: Urbanisation in ASEAN
  • RCEP is the Only Game in Town
  • Know Your ASEAN – AHA Centre