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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. DW, 15 June 2021 – EU-ASEAN aviation deal: How will it benefit the two blocs?
  2. The Straits Times, 15 June 2021 – Flexibility can bring ties to new heights
  3. South China Morning Post, 12 June 2021 – Why Asean is wary about stronger ties with China
  4. South China Morning Post, 8 June 2021 – Why Biden has been a disappointment to Southeast Asia so far
  5. Asia Times, 6 June 2021 – Benign neglect: Why Biden prefers the Quad to ASEAN
  6. South China Morning Post, 5 June 2021 – Coronavirus: Vietnam approves Sinopharm’s vaccine, but will people take it?
  7. World Politics Review, 2 June 2021 – Duterte’s Ingratiating Approach to China Has Been a Bust
  8. Asia Times, 1 June 2021 – Biden leaves ASEAN in the diplomatic cold
  9. The Ken, 26 May 2021 – Look East. Act East
  10. Lowy Institute, 26 May 2021 – Australia South China Sea Challenges
  11. Australian Institute of International Affairs, 20 May 2021 – Notes From Next Door: China Woos Indonesia – But What To Do?
  12. Taiwan News, 17 May 2021 – Why Europe is not a preferred destination for Southeast Asian students
  13. Deutsche Welle, 17 May 2021 – Why Southeast Asian students choose the UK and US over Europe
  14. Nikkei Asia, 12 May 2021 – Biden big Asia challenge: An A to Z survival guide
  15. Khmer Times, 7 May 2021 – Southeast Asia’s silent discontent towards China
  16. Jakarta Post, 6 May 2021 – ASEAN at the heart of the EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
  17. Tokyo Review, 26 April 2021 – Suga-Biden Summit Leaves Japan Driving Cooperation in Maritime Asia
  18. Japan Times, 25 April 2021 – What will the new normal look like for China?
  19. Business Times, 19 April 2021 – Much hype with expectations must be managed for Malaysia-US relations: ISEAS
  20. ASEAN Post, 19 April 2021 – ASEAN At The Centre Of EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
  21. Philippine Strategic Forum, 10 April 2021 – China in Southeast Asia: Losing Hearts, But Not Minds
  22. Lowy Interpreter, 9 April 2021 – Obstacles and opportunities in Vietnam-Australia ties
  23. Huan Qiu, 9 April 2021 – 美国自始至终都在利用东南亚
  24. DW, 31 March 2021 – Can the EU climate change plan work in Southeast Asia?
  25. The Liberty Web, 26 March 2021 – Myanmar’s Bloodbath Continues: ‘We Want Japan to Contribute to World Peace and Security’
  26. Brink News, 26 March 2021 – What Does the Quad Summit Signal for US’s Relationships with Asian Countries?
  27. Lowy Interpreter, 25 March 2021 – Economic diplomacy: Deploying soft power and the future of trade
  28. Policy Forum, 25 March 2021 – One step forward, two steps back
  29. Taiwan News, 23 March 2021 – Coronavirus: Why EU lags behind China and Russia in ASEAN vaccine diplomacy
  30. DW, 23 March 2021 – Coronavirus: Why EU lags behind China and Russia in ASEAN vaccine diplomacy
  31. Japan Times, 23 March 2021 – Reality tempers Europe’s Indo-Pacific ambitions
  32. The Strategist, 22 March 2021 – Survey reveals what Indonesians really think of Australia
  33. Japan Times, 19 March 2021 – What the Quad is and isnt
  34. East Asia Forum, 15 March 2021 – Asia and the United States after the election of President Biden
  35. Times of Malta, 15 March 2021 – Myanmar coup and the Southeast Asian conundrum – Angela Pennisi di Floristella
  36. 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
  37. The Straits Times, 9 March 2021 – The decade of living dangerously: Impact of US-China rivalry on Asia
  38. Global Times, 8 March 2021 – Why US needs to deal with Southeast Asia with humility, instead of arrogance
  39. The PhilStar, 8 March 2021 – ASEAN sees China as most helpful during the pandemic — survey
  40. Lianhe Zaobao, 6 March 2021 – 中国“让我欢喜让我忧”
  41. Bluenotes, 5 March 2021 – Australia’s soft power outage
  42. Japan Times, 2 March 2021 – Japan, the national security superpower
  43. Ren Ming Daily, 1 March 2021 – 守望相助 深化友谊(患难见真情 共同抗疫情)
  44. Vera Files, 1 March 2021 – ASEAN sees China as most helpful during the pandemic: Survey
  45. Today, 25 February 2021 – A year into the pandemic, Asean copes — and hopes
  46. Think China, 24 February 2021 – Survey: China the most influential and distrusted power in Southeast Asia
  47. 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
  48. The Diplomat, 20 February 2021 – Is China’s COVID-19 Diplomacy Working in Southeast Asia?
  49. The Star, 20 February 2021 – Bruneians prefer UK for higher education, says study; only two active Covid-19 active cases remain in country
  50. Inquirer.net, 20 February 2021 – A survey of Asean thought-leaders
  51. Inquirer.net, 19 February 2021 – DepEd asked: Can it keep senior high students safe from COVID-19 if schools open?
  52. The Business Times, 19 February 2021 – Health, jobs, income gaps are the top challenges in SEA
  53. Hindustan Times, 18 February 2021 – Southeast Asia support for US over China increased under Biden admin: Report
  54. South China Morning Post, 17 February 2021 – US ‘neglect’ drives Asean towards China in superpower economic rivalry, analysts say
  55. Hellenic Shipping News, 17 February 2021 – Southeast Asia would choose the U.S. over China if forced to pick sides, survey shows
  56. The Standard, 16 February 2021 – Greater support and trust in SE Asia for US over China, Singapore think tank finds
  57. CNBC, 16 February 2021 – Southeast Asia would choose the U.S. over China if forced to pick sides, survey shows
  58. The Diplomat, 16 February 2021 – Mekong Takes on Bluish Tinge as Water Levels Again Fall
  59. The Manila Times, 16 February 2021 – About that survey
  60. 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
  61. The Straits Times, 15 February 2021 – China wields most influence in S-E Asia but faces growing trust deficit: Survey
  62. Philstar, 15 February 2021 – Panelo on Philippines COVID-19 survey result: Unbelievable
  63. ASEAN Today, 15 February 2021 – Report shows Southeast Asia’s views on US, China are shifting
  64. Khmer Times, 15 February 2021 – Asean seeks stable US-China partnership
  65. Mint, 14 February 2021 – Responding to Southeast Asian concerns will raise our influence
  66. Borneo Bulletin, 13 February 2021 – Government gets thumbs up for handling COVID-19
  67. The Star, 13 February 2021 – Brunei Government gets thumbs up for handling Covid-19, among best record in Asean
  68. Asia Times, 12 February 2021 – France wades into South China Sea against China
  69. The Diplomat, 12 February 2021 – Report Shows Rising Southeast Asian Trust in US, Falling Trust in China
  70. 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
  71. The Straits Times, 11 February 2021 – Pandemic brings opportunities for growth to Vietnam
  72. The Australian, 11 February 2021 – Trust in China falls in Southeast Asia as Joe Biden bounces
  73. CNN, 11 February 2021 – Filipinos most disapproving of govt pandemic response in SEA, survey finds
  74. Benar News, 11 February 2021 – Trust in US Soars Among Southeast Asians, Wanes Toward China
  75. Inquirer.net, 11 February 2021 – PH ranks lowest in gov’t Covid-19 response among Asean countries
  76. Radio Free Asia, 11 February 2021 – Report: Trust in US Soars Among Southeast Asians, Wanes Toward China
  77. Bangkok Post, 11 February 2021 – Virus, income disparity top Asean woes
  78. Philippines Lifestyle, 11 February 2021 – PH skips military exercises with US in South China Sea
  79. The Independent, 11 February 2021 – In survey, Asean respondents feel Singapore responded to Covid-19 the best, Malaysia in fifth place
  80. The Eurasian Times, 11 February 2021 – Why ASEAN Countries Are Wary Of China’s Growing Influence & Prefer Washington To Beijing
  81. Mothership, 11 February 2021 – Japan & Thailand among top holiday destinations for Sporeans: survey
  82. Lianhe Zaobao, 11 February 2021 – 我国抗疫领导力亚细安中居首位
  83. South China Morning Post, 10 February 2021 – Southeast Asia’s China anxieties are rising despite coronavirus aid, most would side with US: study
  84. TODAY, 10 February 2021 – Majority of Asean will choose US over China if forced to decide, survey shows
  85. Nikkei Asia, 10 February 2021 – China’s vaccine diplomacy fails to win ASEAN support: survey
  86. The Straits Times, 10 February 2021 – In South-east Asia, hopes brighten over US amid Covid gloom
  87. 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
  88. 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
  89. Malay Mail, 10 February 2021 – In survey, Asean respondents feel Singapore responded to Covid-19 the best, Malaysia in fifth place
  90. Malay Mail, 10 February 2021 – How can Putrajaya do better on Covid-19? Survey says start with no politicians flouting rules
  91. VietnamPlus, 10 February 2021 – COVID-19 remains biggest challenge for Southeast Asia in 2021: survey
  92. Mothership, 10 February 2021 – Asean people would rather side with US over China in 2021 if forced to make a choice
  93. Kyodo News, 10 February 2021 – ASEAN sees China as providing most help during COVID-19