ISEAS in the News: “State of Southeast Asia Survey 2021 Report”

The State of Southeast Asia: 2021 Survey Report was officially launched on 10 February 2021.

The State of Southeast Asia: 2021 Survey Report presents the findings of a region-wide online survey conducted among the policy, research, business, civil society, and media communities. For the first time, three different language options were offered: English, Bahasa Indonesia and Vietnamese. A total of 1,032 respondents from ten ASEAN member states participated in the online survey.

The full survey report is available for download here.

Media Coverage:

  1. Radio Free Asia, 31 May 2022 – Analysts: US notches win in wooing ASEAN countries to join economic deal
  2. Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, 27 May 2022 – A Larger Role from the EU in Southeast Asia: A Perspective from ASEAN
  3. Mothership, 30 April 2022 – Spore 2nd in world for being most influenced by China: Taiwan research institute
  4. Modern Diplomacy, 12 February 2022 – Are There Any Consequences to China’s Growing Unpopularity in Southeast Asia?
  5. Thai Business News, 1 February 2022 – Philippine elections expose the politics of China policy
  6. Foreign Affairs, 31 January 2022 – Can America Rebuild Its Power in Asia?
  7. East Asia Forum, 31 January 2022 – Philippine elections expose the politics of China policy
  8. Observer Research Foundation, 31 January 2022 – Vietnamese views of India
  9. Asia Watch Newsletter, 22 December 2021 – 5G Geopolitics and the Philippines: The Huawei Controversy
  10. Lianhe Zaobao, 21 November 2021 – 当东西南北风一起吹来
  11. Straits Times, 3 November 2021 – Time for ‘middle power’ diplomacy: Inquirer contributor
  12. Inquirer, 2 November 2021 – Time for ‘middle power’ diplomacy
  13. The Independent, 30 October 2021 – Get ready! Singaporeans’ favourite SEA travel destination, Thailand, opens Nov 1
  14. Global Times, 28 October 2021 – Australia’s empty gestures won’t hinder China-ASEAN ties
  15. The Heritage Foundation, 27 October 2021 – China’s Maritime Resource Grab Creates an Opening for the United States
  16. The Diplomat, 14 October 2021 – AUKUS: A New Justification for Thailand’s Submarine Acquisition Plans?
  17. Modern Diplomacy, 11 October 2021 – How Biden Should Embrace Indonesia
  18. New Indian Express, 11 October 2021 – AUKUS challenge to multilateral EU, ASEAN approaches
  19. Hindustan Times, 7 September 2021 – Singapore’s diplomacy outreach on the US-China rivalry
  20. Jakarta Post, 2 September 2021 – Indonesia launches book on ASEAN for elementary, middle school students
  21. Japan Times, 1 September 2021 – After dragging its heels, the Biden administration finally embarks on Southeast Asia charm offensive
  22. The Phnom Penh Post, 8 August 2021 – Revisiting ASEAN-Korea relations on the 54th ASEAN Day
  23. The Straits Times, 7 August 2021 – Deeper US engagement needed with region
  24. The Straits Times, 6 August 2021 – Revisiting Asean-S. Korea relations on 54th Asean Day: Jakarta Post contributor
  25. Xinhua, 6 August 2021 – 拜登政府的东南亚外交攻势能奏效吗
  26. The Jakarta Post, 5 August 2021 – Revisiting ASEAN-Korea relations on the 54th ASEAN Day
  27. DW, 30 July 2021 – Thailand moves to strengthen EU ties amid US China rivalry
  28. Asia Times, 21 July 2021 – US moves to repair its ties with ASEAN
  29. MENAFN, 21 July 2021 – US moves to increase its engagement with ASEAN
  30. The National Interest, 20 July 2021 – Chinese Warship Booted By Philippine Coast Guard
  31. Inquirer, 12 July 2021 – Numbers dispute ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa on ‘Doctor Duterte’
  32. Sina, 9 July 2021 – 拜登政府示好东南亚国家,是“回心转意”还是“虚情假意”?
  33. Lianhe Zaobao, 8 July 2021 – 美将加强与东南亚互动
  34. MENAFN, 6 July 2021 – SE Asia only knows it wants unbridled attention from US
  35. Nikkei Asia Review, 5 July 2021 – Xi ambitions and concerns: 5 takeaways from centenary speech
  36. Geopolitical Monitor, 1 July 2021 – Southeast Asia Vital to the G7’s “Build Back Better World” Initiative
  37. Christian Science Monitor, 1 July 2021 – Communist Party at 100: Will Chinese nationalism at home backfire abroad?
  38. Philstar, 20 June 2021 – Biden’s foreign policy: Bringing back America’s credibility
  39. The Straits Times, 19 June 2021 – Beijing to double down on wolf warrior diplomacy, increase diplomatic outreach in the face of Biden China policy
  40. Asia Times, 18 June 2021 – How Vietnam lost its pandemic-beating edge
  41. DW, 15 June 2021 – EU-ASEAN aviation deal: How will it benefit the two blocs?
  42. The Straits Times, 15 June 2021 – Flexibility can bring ties to new heights
  43. South China Morning Post, 12 June 2021 – Why Asean is wary about stronger ties with China
  44. South China Morning Post, 8 June 2021 – Why Biden has been a disappointment to Southeast Asia so far
  45. Asia Times, 6 June 2021 – Benign neglect: Why Biden prefers the Quad to ASEAN
  46. South China Morning Post, 5 June 2021 – Coronavirus: Vietnam approves Sinopharm’s vaccine, but will people take it?
  47. World Politics Review, 2 June 2021 – Duterte’s Ingratiating Approach to China Has Been a Bust
  48. Asia Times, 1 June 2021 – Biden leaves ASEAN in the diplomatic cold
  49. The Ken, 26 May 2021 – Look East. Act East
  50. Lowy Institute, 26 May 2021 – Australia South China Sea Challenges
  51. Australian Institute of International Affairs, 20 May 2021 – Notes From Next Door: China Woos Indonesia – But What To Do?
  52. METI, 24 May 2021 – ポストコロナを見据えた 日ASEAN協力の深化
  53. Taiwan News, 17 May 2021 – Why Europe is not a preferred destination for Southeast Asian students
  54. Deutsche Welle, 17 May 2021 – Why Southeast Asian students choose the UK and US over Europe
  55. Nikkei Asia, 12 May 2021 – Biden big Asia challenge: An A to Z survival guide
  56. Khmer Times, 7 May 2021 – Southeast Asia’s silent discontent towards China
  57. Jakarta Post, 6 May 2021 – ASEAN at the heart of the EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
  58. Tokyo Review, 26 April 2021 – Suga-Biden Summit Leaves Japan Driving Cooperation in Maritime Asia
  59. Japan Times, 25 April 2021 – What will the new normal look like for China?
  60. Business Times, 19 April 2021 – Much hype with expectations must be managed for Malaysia-US relations: ISEAS
  61. ASEAN Post, 19 April 2021 – ASEAN At The Centre Of EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
  62. Philippine Strategic Forum, 10 April 2021 – China in Southeast Asia: Losing Hearts, But Not Minds
  63. Lowy Interpreter, 9 April 2021 – Obstacles and opportunities in Vietnam-Australia ties
  64. Huan Qiu, 9 April 2021 – 美国自始至终都在利用东南亚
  65. DW, 31 March 2021 – Can the EU climate change plan work in Southeast Asia?
  66. The Liberty Web, 26 March 2021 – Myanmar’s Bloodbath Continues: ‘We Want Japan to Contribute to World Peace and Security’
  67. Brink News, 26 March 2021 – What Does the Quad Summit Signal for US’s Relationships with Asian Countries?
  68. Lowy Interpreter, 25 March 2021 – Economic diplomacy: Deploying soft power and the future of trade
  69. Policy Forum, 25 March 2021 – One step forward, two steps back
  70. Taiwan News, 23 March 2021 – Coronavirus: Why EU lags behind China and Russia in ASEAN vaccine diplomacy
  71. DW, 23 March 2021 – Coronavirus: Why EU lags behind China and Russia in ASEAN vaccine diplomacy
  72. Japan Times, 23 March 2021 – Reality tempers Europe’s Indo-Pacific ambitions
  73. The Strategist, 22 March 2021 – Survey reveals what Indonesians really think of Australia
  74. Japan Times, 19 March 2021 – What the Quad is and isnt
  75. East Asia Forum, 15 March 2021 – Asia and the United States after the election of President Biden
  76. Times of Malta, 15 March 2021 – Myanmar coup and the Southeast Asian conundrum – Angela Pennisi di Floristella
  77. The Times of India, 12 March 2021 – India’s ‘Act East’ must factor this in: Post-pandemic, Southeast Asia increasingly distrusts China and trusts the US
  78. The Straits Times, 9 March 2021 – The decade of living dangerously: Impact of US-China rivalry on Asia
  79. Global Times, 8 March 2021 – Why US needs to deal with Southeast Asia with humility, instead of arrogance
  80. The PhilStar, 8 March 2021 – ASEAN sees China as most helpful during the pandemic — survey
  81. Lianhe Zaobao, 6 March 2021 – 中国“让我欢喜让我忧”
  82. Bluenotes, 5 March 2021 – Australia’s soft power outage
  83. Japan Times, 2 March 2021 – Japan, the national security superpower
  84. Ren Ming Daily, 1 March 2021 – 守望相助 深化友谊(患难见真情 共同抗疫情)
  85. Vera Files, 1 March 2021 – ASEAN sees China as most helpful during the pandemic: Survey
  86. The Straits Times, 27 February 2021 – ‘Guard rail’ needed in US-China ties: Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd
  87. The Decade of Living Dangerously: The Impact of U.S.-China Strategic Competition on Asia – Kevin Rudd’s Remarks to the Goh Keng Swee Lecture, National University of Singapore on 26 February 2021
  88. East Asia Institute, 26 February 2021 – The Decade of Living Dangerously: The Impact of US-China Strategic Competition on the Rest of Asia
  89. Today, 25 February 2021 – A year into the pandemic, Asean copes — and hopes
  90. Think China, 24 February 2021 – Survey: China the most influential and distrusted power in Southeast Asia
  91. RFA, 22 February 2021 – 洛杉矶数百人集会 反对缅甸政变及其背后中国因素
  92. The Diplomat, 20 February 2021 – Is China’s COVID-19 Diplomacy Working in Southeast Asia?
  93. The Star, 20 February 2021 – Bruneians prefer UK for higher education, says study; only two active Covid-19 active cases remain in country
  94. Inquirer.net, 20 February 2021 – A survey of Asean thought-leaders
  95. Inquirer.net, 19 February 2021 – DepEd asked: Can it keep senior high students safe from COVID-19 if schools open?
  96. The Business Times, 19 February 2021 – Health, jobs, income gaps are the top challenges in SEA
  97. Hindustan Times, 18 February 2021 – Southeast Asia support for US over China increased under Biden admin: Report
  98. South China Morning Post, 17 February 2021 – US ‘neglect’ drives Asean towards China in superpower economic rivalry, analysts say
  99. Hellenic Shipping News, 17 February 2021 – Southeast Asia would choose the U.S. over China if forced to pick sides, survey shows
  100. The Standard, 16 February 2021 – Greater support and trust in SE Asia for US over China, Singapore think tank finds
  101. CNBC, 16 February 2021 – Southeast Asia would choose the U.S. over China if forced to pick sides, survey shows
  102. The Diplomat, 16 February 2021 – Mekong Takes on Bluish Tinge as Water Levels Again Fall
  103. The Manila Times, 16 February 2021 – About that survey
  104. Radio Free Asia, 16 February 2021 – 民调:逾六成东南亚人更愿向美国靠拢 而非中国
  105. The Straits Times, 15 February 2021 – China wields most influence in S-E Asia but faces growing trust deficit: Survey
  106. Philstar, 15 February 2021 – Panelo on Philippines COVID-19 survey result: Unbelievable
  107. ASEAN Today, 15 February 2021 – Report shows Southeast Asia’s views on US, China are shifting
  108. Khmer Times, 15 February 2021 – Asean seeks stable US-China partnership
  109. Mint, 14 February 2021 – Responding to Southeast Asian concerns will raise our influence
  110. Borneo Bulletin, 13 February 2021 – Government gets thumbs up for handling COVID-19
  111. The Star, 13 February 2021 – Brunei Government gets thumbs up for handling Covid-19, among best record in Asean
  112. Asia Times, 12 February 2021 – France wades into South China Sea against China
  113. The Diplomat, 12 February 2021 – Report Shows Rising Southeast Asian Trust in US, Falling Trust in China
  114. VOA, 12 February 2021 – 拜登打造“反制中国联盟”不可能?不同领域的“自愿联盟”已现雏形
  115. The Straits Times, 11 February 2021 – Pandemic brings opportunities for growth to Vietnam
  116. The Australian, 11 February 2021 – Trust in China falls in Southeast Asia as Joe Biden bounces
  117. CNN, 11 February 2021 – Filipinos most disapproving of govt pandemic response in SEA, survey finds
  118. Benar News, 11 February 2021 – Trust in US Soars Among Southeast Asians, Wanes Toward China
  119. Inquirer.net, 11 February 2021 – PH ranks lowest in gov’t Covid-19 response among Asean countries
  120. Radio Free Asia, 11 February 2021 – Report: Trust in US Soars Among Southeast Asians, Wanes Toward China
  121. Bangkok Post, 11 February 2021 – Virus, income disparity top Asean woes
  122. Philippines Lifestyle, 11 February 2021 – PH skips military exercises with US in South China Sea
  123. The Independent, 11 February 2021 – In survey, Asean respondents feel Singapore responded to Covid-19 the best, Malaysia in fifth place
  124. The Eurasian Times, 11 February 2021 – Why ASEAN Countries Are Wary Of China’s Growing Influence & Prefer Washington To Beijing
  125. Mothership, 11 February 2021 – Japan & Thailand among top holiday destinations for Sporeans: survey
  126. Lianhe Zaobao, 11 February 2021 – 我国抗疫领导力亚细安中居首位
  127. South China Morning Post, 10 February 2021 – Southeast Asia’s China anxieties are rising despite coronavirus aid, most would side with US: study
  128. TODAY, 10 February 2021 – Majority of Asean will choose US over China if forced to decide, survey shows
  129. Nikkei Asia, 10 February 2021 – China’s vaccine diplomacy fails to win ASEAN support: survey
  130. The Straits Times, 10 February 2021 – In South-east Asia, hopes brighten over US amid Covid gloom
  131. Lianhe Zaobao, 10 February 2021 – 《东南亚态势:2021》 调查报告:新加坡抗疫领导力最佳
  132. Lianhe Zaobao, 10 February 2021 – 报告:疫情下东南亚对中国的评价与信任度呈反差
  133. Malay Mail, 10 February 2021 – In survey, Asean respondents feel Singapore responded to Covid-19 the best, Malaysia in fifth place
  134. Malay Mail, 10 February 2021 – How can Putrajaya do better on Covid-19? Survey says start with no politicians flouting rules
  135. VietnamPlus, 10 February 2021 – COVID-19 remains biggest challenge for Southeast Asia in 2021: survey
  136. Mothership, 10 February 2021 – Asean people would rather side with US over China in 2021 if forced to make a choice
  137. Kyodo News, 10 February 2021 – ASEAN sees China as providing most help during COVID-19