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38th ASEAN Roundtable: ASEAN in a Fragmented Global Order


The 38th ASEAN Roundtable will take place on Tuesday, 3 October 2023 at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel.

This year’s theme revolves around ASEAN’s role in Southeast Asia and its relevance in shaping the future of the region.

Get your Early Bird tickets before 31 August 2023!

Click for Programme and Registration.


Annual Report 2022-2023


In FY 2022/2023, we witnessed the worrisome entrenchment of deep-seated conflicts around the world. Meanwhile, closer to home, ASEAN continues to search for a coherent and decisive way to deal with the crisis in Myanmar.

Against this backdrop, ISEAS has been kept busy analysing trends and informing our target audiences on regional developments. Fulcrum blogsite (Fulcrum.sg) which we started in late 2020 has attracted a growing readership with its timely, concise, and readable analysis.  Our two annual surveys, the State of Southeast Asia Survey and the Southeast Asia Climate Outlook Survey, continue to provide insights into the perceptions and views of Southeast Asians on the geopolitical environment and climate crisis respectively. Our signature events have convened to great support from participants in the region as we return to in-person format post-Covid.

Organisationally, in an effort to recognise, develop and retain talent, we have introduced the Assistant Fellow position as a bridge between the Senior Research Officer and Fellow positions to allow a young researcher to move up the ranks if they want to pursue a career at ISEAS. We also introduced the “ISEAS Most Valuable Player Award” to recognise officers—both research and non-research—who have produced work of a consistently high quality. In FY2022, we also welcomed new Board of Trustees members: Ms Foo Chi Hsia, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Ms Amelia Tang, Director, Prime Minister’s Office.

We hope you will continue to support ISEAS and our work.

For more details on these and other information, please download our Annual Report in PDF.

Click here to view our past annual reports.


ISEAS in the News: Southeast Asia Climate Outlook: 2023 Survey Report


The Climate Change in Southeast Asia Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute officially launched the fourth iteration of its Southeast Asia Climate Survey on 21 September 2023.



ASEANFocus Issue 2/2023



  • Changing Political Landscapes in SEA
  • Towards a Regional QR Code
  • Rise of Unicorns in SEA
  • A New Chapter in ASEAN-Japan Relations
  • Live Music Industry in SEA


ISEAS Corporate Membership Scheme


Southeast Asia is one of the most complex and important regions in the world. Established in 1968, the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute has provided clear and sharp analysis of unfolding regional developments for policymakers for over 50 years. 

The Institute’s new Corporate Membership Scheme is designed for business corporations and investment entities to tap into ISEAS’s wealth of knowledge and research resources to better understand the geopolitical environment they are operating in. For more information, click here.


ISEAS in the News – The State of Southeast Asia: 2023 Survey Report


The ASEAN Studies Centre (ASC) at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute released “The State of Southeast Asia 2023 Survey Report” online at 1130 hr on 9 February 2023 (Singapore time).