ASEAN Studies Centre

 

Publications

Perspectives and Fulcrum Commentaries

Fulcrum: “China Should Build Trust Where it Matters”

by Joanne Lin

The majority of Southeast Asians continue to regard China as the most influential political, strategic and economic power in the region. But wariness of this state of affairs has not gone away.
Fulcrum: “Hope Deferred Makes Southeast Asia’s Heart Sick”

by Sharon Seah

The US has gained brownie points among Southeast Asians, who put great store in Washington championing free trade and upholding the rules-based order. But Washington has its work cut out for it in deepening economic linkages to Southeast Asia and the broader Indo-Pacific.
Fulcrum: “2022 State of Southeast Asia Survey: Diverse Perspectives and Hard Realities”

by Terence Chong

The US has gained ground against China in the contest for regional influence in Southeast Asia, according to the latest State of Southeast Asia Survey. ASEAN continues to be seen as ineffective in the eyes of respondents; at the same time, they are willing to give it credit when it is due.

Event Highlights

E-Launch and Discussion of The State of Southeast Asia: 2022 Survey
E-Launch and Discussion of "The State of Southeast Asia: 2022 Survey"

The 23rd ASEAN Lecture: The Kingdom of Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2022 – ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together
The 23rd ASEAN Lecture: The Kingdom of Cambodia’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2022 – ASEAN A.C.T.: Addressing Challenges Together

The 36th ASEAN Roundtable – Session III: Regional Political and Security Landscape
The 36th ASEAN Roundtable – Session III: Regional Political and Security Landscape

The 36th ASEAN Roundtable – Session II: Leveraging the COVID-19 Crisis for a Sustainable Future
The 36th ASEAN Roundtable – Session II: Leveraging the COVID-19 Crisis for a Sustainable Future

 The 36th ASEAN Roundtable – Session I: Promoting a More Inclusive & Equitable Economic Recovery in ASEAN
The 36th ASEAN Roundtable – Session I: Promoting a More Inclusive & Equitable Economic Recovery in ASEAN

 The 22nd ASEAN Lecture – Brunei Darussalam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2021: We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper
The 22nd ASEAN Lecture – Brunei Darussalam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2021: We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper

The 35th ASEAN Roundtable - Session III: Dealing With a Volatile World
The 35th ASEAN Roundtable - Session III: Dealing With a Volatile World

The 35th ASEAN Roundtable - Session II: The Economic Impact of Covid-19 on ASEAN
The 35th ASEAN Roundtable - Session II: The Economic Impact of Covid-19 on ASEAN

The 35th ASEAN Roundtable - Session I: Covid-19’s Multi-Faceted Challenges in ASEAN
The 35th ASEAN Roundtable - Session I: Covid-19’s Multi-Faceted Challenges in ASEAN

How to think about the Indo-Pacific?
Lecture: How to think about the Indo-Pacific?

ASEAN: Securing Relevance Amidst Change
Lecture: ASEAN: Securing Relevance Amidst Change

RCEP: Progress, Outstanding Issues and Outlook
Lecture: RCEP: Progress, Outstanding Issues and Outlook

The Philippines' Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017
Lecture: The Philippines' Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017

ASEAN Lecture: ASEAN: Next 50
Lecture: ASEAN: Next 50

ASEAN Lecture: Indonesia and ASEAN's Changing Dynamics
Lecture: Indonesia and ASEAN's Changing Dynamics

The ASEAN Charter at 10: Prospects and Retrospect
Lecture: The ASEAN Charter at 10: Prospects and Retrospect

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): Progress, Challenges and Outlook
Lecture: ASEAN-Canada Relations: Anniversaries, Histories and the Future

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): Progress, Challenges and Outlook
Lecture: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): Progress, Challenges and Outlook

ASEAN at 50: Reflections on Its Past, Present and Future
Lecture: ASEAN at 50: Reflections on Its Past, Present and Future

Lecture: The Philippines’ Priorities for the 2017 ASEAN Chairmanship by His Excellency Enrique A Manalo
Lecture: The Philippines’ Priorities for the 2017 ASEAN Chairmanship

ASEAN Roundtable 2016: The ASEAN Economic Community Towards 2025 [Keynote Speaker: HE LE Luong Minh, Secretary-General, Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)]
ASEAN Roundtable 2016: The ASEAN Economic Community Towards 2025 [Keynote Speaker: HE LE Luong Minh, Secretary-General, Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)]

Lecture: Achieving a Connected and Integrated ASEAN through the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025
Lecture: Achieving a Connected and Integrated ASEAN through the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025

Lecture: The Importance of Asia in the EU’s Global Strategy
Lecture: The Importance of Asia in the EU’s Global Strategy

Lecture US-ASEAN Relations on the Eve of the Sunnylands Summit By Dr Satu Limaye
Lecture: US-ASEAN Relations on the Eve of the Sunnylands Summit