Papers & Statements

The Centre collects and collates opinions and perspectives on ASEAN shared by regional and international personalities. Centre researchers regularly contribute opinion pieces to be shared with the Centre's online community as well as through traditional media and learned journals.p>

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Papers & Statements


2011

ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat in Lombok, Indonesia, 15 to 17 January 2011
by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore
Date: 17 Jan 2011

Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo attended the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat and the ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting in Lombok, Indonesia from 15 to 17 January 2011. The Ministers discussed a broad range of issues including ASEAN's role in the East Asia Summit (EAS) in view of the US and Russia's participation in the EAS this year...

2010

ASEAN-ROK Relations: Their Past and Their Future
Date: 29 Jun 2010

Paper presented by Rodolfo C. Severino, Head, ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, at the 14th ASEAN Forum - Seoul, South Korea. Organized by the Korean Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and the ASEAN Secretariat...

 

Australia and ASEAN: 35 Years On
Date: 19 Mar 2010

Speech delivered by HE Ms Gillian Bird, Deputy Secretary, Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Ambassador for ASEAN at the ASEAN Ambassadors Seminar Series, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

 

Speech by H.E. Bagas Hapsoro, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs
Date: 18 Mar 2010

Speech by H.E. Bagas Hapsoro, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs, at the Official Launch of the Centre for International Law Data Base of ASEAN and International Law Documents I Centre for International Law, Singapore...

 

ASEAN's Legal Framework: Lost Its Stripes or Back with A Roar
by T. Jasudasen, Singapore Ambassador to Malaysia, at the ASEAN Law Association of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Date: 9 Mar 2010

For a long while now, we have all heard criticisms of ASEAN being a paper tiger or even a toothless tiger. The "ASEAN way" of building consensus and our policy of non-interference in each other's internal affairs are regularly ridiculed as being ineffective. We are chided for not having a strong legal and decision-making framework...

 

ASEAN Centrality in Regional Integration
Date: 26 Feb 2010

Special Lecture delivered by Ambassador K Kesavapany, Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore at the Siam City Hotel, Bangkok. The Lecture was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand

 

2009

United States-ASEAN Relations
Date: 9 Dec 2009

Speech delivered by HE Mr Scot Marciel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the United States and Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs at the ASEAN Ambassadors Seminar Series, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

 

China-ASEAN Cooperation: A Model of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation
Date: 19 Nov 2009

Speech delivered by HE Madam Xue Hanqin, Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN at the ASEAN Ambassasors Seminar Series, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

 

ASEAN: An Indispensable Partner of Japan
Date: 1 Jul 2009

Speech delivered by HE Yoshinori Katori, Japan's Ambassador for ASEAN at the ASEAN Ambassadors Seminar Series, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

2008

Regional Economic Integration and Cultural Change
Date: 12 Nov 2008

Address delivered by Rodolfo C. Severino, Head, ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, at the International Cultural Forum organised by the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam.

 

Taking Stock From The Straits Times
Date: 24 Jul 2008

It has been a trying year for Singapore's chairmanship of Asean. Last year, the republic had to cope with two crises related to yanmar - the country's bloody political crackdown in september and the aid controversy following Cyclone Nargis...

 

ASEAN Studies Centre launched to build stronger ties in region
Date: 22 Jul 2008

 

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Discuss ASEAN Charter
Date: 21 Jul 2008

 

Opening Address by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the 41st ASEAN Ministerial Meeting
Date: 21 Jul 2008

 

From Insider to Analyst From The Straits Times
Date: 18 Jul 2008

 

Keynote Address by Second Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Mr Raymond Lim, at the 7th Workshop on the ASEAN Regional Mechanism on Human Rights
Date: 12 Jun 2008

 

ASEAN Response to Cyclone Nargis: Lessons in offering neighbourly aid by Rodolfo C. Severino
Date: 15 May 2008

ON MONDAY, May 19, Singapore will host a special Asean foreign ministers' meeting to discuss the situation in Myanmar following the devastation that Cyclone Nargis wrought earlier this month. Foreign Minister George Yeo had written to Myanmar Foreign Minister Nyan Win to convey Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's proposal for the special meeting...

 

ASEAN's Political and Security Development and Singapore-China Relations by K. Kesavapany
Date: 17 April 2008

 

ASEAN-China Relations: Past, Present and Future by Rodolfo C. Severino
Date: 17 April 2008

I was asked some years ago what I thought China's most significant achievement was in its relations with ASEAN. I replied that it was this: China has managed no longer to be viewed as a threat by the ASEAN member-countries....

 

Is ASEAN Good For The Business Community? Talk by Professor Tommy Koh
Date: 14 April 2008

 

ASEAN: The Stakes for Southeast Asia's Youth. Talk by Rodolfo C. Severino
Date: 25 Mar 2008

 

ASEAN and Japan: Towards a New Relationship. Talk by Rodolfo C. Severino
Date: 8 Mar 2008

 

ASEAN and Its Relations with Japan. Talk by Rodolfo C. Severino
Date: 7 Mar 2008