ASEAN Studies Centre

 

Publications

Perspectives and Fulcrum Commentaries

Fulcrum: “ASEAN and the Problem of Legitimacy”

by Sharon Seah

ASEAN needs to decide whether Myanmar’s State Administration Council has the legal capacity to engage in international relations that has direct impact on ASEAN’s own legal capacity as an inter-governmental organisation.
Perspective: “ASEAN’s COVID-19 Recovery Measures: Missing Opportunities for a Green Future”

by Melinda Martinus & Sharon Seah

As of 28 May 2021, ASEAN countries had authorised a total of US$ 730 billion, equivalent to 7.8% of its total GDP in stimulus dollars, and nearly double from July 2020 when lockdowns started to ease. However, few ASEAN countries and development partners have tied green components to their Covid-19 stimulus packages, and in effect, environmentally harmful measures are also embedded in the present stimulus packages.
Fulcrum: “Time for ASEAN to Have a Female Secretary-General?”

by Apichai Sunchindah & Sharon Seah

As ASEAN faces the twin crises of the coup in Myanmar and the raging Covid-19 pandemic, it might well be time to consider a female at the helm of the grouping’s secretariat.

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