ASEAN Studies Centre

 

Publications

Perspectives and Fulcrum Commentaries

“ASEAN Navigates between Indo-Pacific Polemics and Potentials”

by Hoang Thi Ha

ASEAN member states remain ambivalent about the Indo-Pacific to different degrees due to the concept’s malleability and external pressures from China and Russia.
“Covid-19 and ASEAN: Facilitating Trade in Perishable Goods”

by Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy

Fulfilling their WTO obligations will expedite perishable goods trade among ASEAN member states.
“COVID-19 Economic Recovery: ASEAN’s Mixed Pattern”

by Jayant Menon and Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy

It appears high time for ASEAN to weaken its commitment to the norm of non-intervention and give more effect to its communal values and the notion of ASEAN Centrality. Directly responding to the Myanmar crisis serves ASEAN Centrality and its emphasis on a caring and people-oriented community. Continued inertia based on strict adherence to the non-intervention principle will further weaken ASEAN’s agency, unity and relevance.

Event Highlights

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