ASEAN Studies Centre

Publications

Commentaries

"ASEAN in the RCEP: Diversions and Reversions"

by Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy

Tariff cuts under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will generate import gains for ASEAN as it will reverse the negative trade-diversion effects caused by the existing bilateral and ASEAN+1 free trade agreements. But there will be firms in ASEAN that have to compete with their counterparts from RCEP countries.
“ASEAN Cities: The Rise of Paradiplomacy”

by Melinda Martinus

The rising participation of Southeast Asian cities in international diplomacy indicates that Southeast Asian communities urgently need to see concrete solutions to tackle global issues locally. ASEAN, however, is still nascent when it comes to implementing projects at the local level. Yet, collaboration between the private sector and pilot cities in the ASCN have been fruitful so far.
"ASEAN and Covid-19: Sandwiched Between Two Giants"

by Hoang Thi Ha

ASEAN is actively engaging both Beijing and Washington to secure their support for the region in coping with COVID-19, in the absence of collective US-China global response to the ongoing pandemic.

Event Highlights

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