ASEAN Studies Centre

IPEF’s Relevance for ASEAN


Siwage Dharma Negara and Maria Monica Wihardja outline recommendations for Indonesia as the ASEAN Chair to align ASEAN’s interests with the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).


The Korea-ASEAN Solidarity Initiative: Recalibrating Socio-Economic Connectivity


Melinda Martinus scrutinises softer prospects of the new ASEAN-Korea relationship.


Connecting the Dots: Towards an ASEAN QR Code Payments Network


Kristina Fong Siew Leng takes stock of the progress towards the establishment of an ASEAN QR code payments network, and outlines the challenges faced in the pursuit of a seamless, cost-effective multilateral system.


43rd ASEAN Summit: B for Outcomes, A for Grit


Joanne Lin, Sharon Seah, Melinda Martinus, and Kristina Fong examine the key deliverables of the 43rd ASEAN Summit and assess Indonesia’s Chairmanship.


ROK’s Ambitions in the Indo-Pacific: A Boon or Bane for ASEAN?


As ASEAN and ROK leaders meet, Joanne Lin looks at the Republic of Korea (ROK)’s growing ambition in the Indo-Pacific under President Yoon and its implications on ASEAN.


Can the European Green Deal be a Good Deal for ASEAN?


Chris Humphrey examines the challenges and benefits of the European Green Deal for ASEAN’s sustainable future.


ASEAN Economy Cannot Afford Business as Usual


Julia Tijaja and Denis Hew call for a renewed focus on productivity, for ASEAN’s long-term growth and competitiveness in its post-2025 economic agenda.


Is ASEAN Truly for the People?


Joanne Lin explores the importance of a people-centred ASEAN and ways that the organisation can enhance engagement with its people, ahead of the 56th ASEAN Day celebrations.


Can Indonesia Ensure That ASEAN Remains in the Driver’s Seat?


Joanne Lin looks at what the recent ASEAN High-Level Meetings have achieved and if ASEAN can indeed play a regional leadership role under Indonesia’s Chairmanship.


A Divided ASEAN Cannot Help Myanmar’s People


Moe Thuzar and Sharon Seah examine ASEAN’s latest response to the Myanmar crisis arising from the 56th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting.