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

THRC Field School 2020



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

Contact Us


For enquiries on the programme, please contact

Temasek History Research Centre
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute 
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614
Tel: 6778 0955
Fax: 6775 6264

Email: thrc@iseas.edu.sg



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