ASEAN Studies Centre

Publications

Commentaries

“Act East or Acting? India and ASEAN”

by Hoang Thi Ha

To paraphrase Singapore’s former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, the China wing of the Southeast Asian jumbo jet is soaring while the India wing has hardly taken off.
“ASEAN and the South China Sea Code of Conduct: Raising the Aegis of International Law”

by Hoang Thi Ha

With Vietnam at the helm of ASEAN this year, the grouping has wielded the aegis of international law to ensure that international and regional concerns about the South China Sea are respected in Code of Conduct negotiations.
"A Review of the ASEAN Charter: In the Fullness of Time"

by Sharon Seah

The anticipated complete review of the ASEAN Charter will likely never happen. ASEAN’s stifling bureaucratic process is likely to bring about “death by committee” where even the best intentioned initiatives may not see light of day.

Event Highlights

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