E-Launch And Discussion Of The State Of Southeast Asia: 2023 Survey Report


The ASEAN Studies Centre at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute is pleased to invite you to the Launch and Discussion of The State of Southeast Asia: 2023 Survey Report. A high-level panel has been convened to discuss some of the survey’s major findings on the prevailing attitudes of Southeast Asian observers on regional political, economic and social issues.

Ms Sharon Seah, Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the ASEAN Studies Centre will present the key findings of the survey report and Mr Choi Shing Kwok, Director and CEO of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute will moderate the discussion.

Click here for the Programme.

About the Survey and Webinar

Almost three years since COVID-19 was declared pandemic, Southeast Asia is still recovering from profound socio-economic impacts and grappling with the headwinds of recessionary pressures, while facing unprecedented challenges from quickly evolving geo-political situations. What are their implications? What can or should the region’s response to these new dynamics be?

Against this backdrop, the ASEAN Studies Centre at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute conducted the fifth edition of ‘‘The State of Southeast Asia 2023” survey from November 2022 to January 2023 to seek the views of Southeast Asian opinion leaders on regional affairs. The survey canvassed the views of 1,308 respondents from the policy, research, business, civil society, and media communities. Among the questions explored in this edition are the top challenges facing Southeast Asia; the Russian invasion of Ukraine; Taiwan Strait tensions; Timor-Leste’s accession to ASEAN; the US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF); China’s Global Security Initiative (GSI); the US-China rivalry and its impact on Southeast Asia, levels of trust regarding the major powers; and soft power. The E-launch event will present key survey findings, which will be highlighted for discussion and analysis, by a distinguished panel of discussants.

About the Discussants

Prof Tommy Koh is currently Emeritus Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS); Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore; and Chairman of the International Advisory Panel of the Centre for International Law at the NUS.

Mr Shivshankar Menon is former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of India. He is currently Chair of the Ashoka Center for China Studies and Visiting Professor at Ashoka University in India.

Ms Wendy Cutler is Vice President at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and the managing director of the Washington, D.C. office.

Prof Chen Dongxiao is Senior Research Fellow and President of the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS).


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

Please register here to receive your unique link for joining the webinar.


Feb 09 2023


9:30 am - 11:30 am