Institute for Southeast Asian Studies


Institute for Southeast Asian Studies

Type NGO
Year founded 1968
Headquarters Singapore Singapore Singapore
Functions Research
Tags economics governance social policy defense and security
Summary Its primary objectives are: To be a leading research centre dedicated to the study of socio-political, security, and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment. To stimulate research and debate within scholarly circles, enhance public awareness of the region, and facilitate the search for viable solutions to the varied problems confronting the region. To nurture a community of scholars interested in the region and to engage in research on the multi-faceted dimensions and issues of stability and security, economic development, and political, social and cultural change.

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ISSUE: 2021 No. 72 - Singapore | 28 May 2021

ISEAS · 28 May 2021 English

* Nicolas Lainez is Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and an Adjunct Faculty at NUS in Singapore; Tô Thu Phuong lives in Hanoi and holds a Bachelor …

ISSUE: 2021 No. 71 - Singapore | 27 May 2021

ISEAS · 27 May 2021 English

Between 2010 and 2014, infrastructure spending from both the public and private sectors made up 5.7 per cent of the country’s GDP, compared to the 2-3 per cent of its …

Singapore | 25 May 2021 - Japan’s Weapons Transfers to Southeast Asia: …

ISEAS · 25 May 2021 English

Tokyo will build two 96-metre Kunigami-class (or Kunisaki- class) patrol ships for the PCG by 2022.19 In 2013, Japan agreed to lease two retired TC-90 surveillance aircraft to The Philippines, …

ISSUE: 2021 No. 69 - Singapore | 19 May 2021

ISEAS · 19 May 2021 English

This Perspective challenges this sub-regional approach to the Mekong issues on two accounts: (i) The impact of the environmental crisis in the Mekong River ecosystem goes beyond the sub-regional confines …


ISEAS · 18 May 2021 English

The implementation of these articles can also violate the universal standard of human rights since “different schools of interpretation of the Islamic sharia can be used to set the limits …

Biographical Notes

ISEAS · 17 May 2021 English

Josey served as president of the the Singapore Union of Journalists in 1953.5 During his time in Singapore, Josey was well acquainted with local politicians, especially from the PAP. [...] …

ISSUE: 2021 No. 68 - Singapore | 14 May 2021

ISEAS · 14 May 2021 English

• Bhumjaithai and its two allies in the ruling coalition, the Democrat Party and the Chat Thai Phatthana Party, continue to be at odds with the Phalang Pracharat Party, the …

ISSUE: 2021 No. 67 - Singapore | 11 May 2021

ISEAS · 11 May 2021 English

In a social media post that went viral last month, Myanmar’s anti-coup netizens took stock of the two compounding crises they faced: “In the first 60 days of COVID-19 in …

Singapore | 10 May 2021 - Fighting COVID-19: China’s Soft Power Opportunities …

ISEAS · 10 May 2021 English

In addition, the politicisation of the pandemic in the form of a blame game ramped up especially in the first half of 2020. [...] The message read, “following the outbreak …

ISSUE: 2021 No. 65 - Singapore | 7 May 2021

ISEAS · 7 May 2021 English

With the PCA, many with jobs in Singapore, but were required to stay in the country for three months at a time, struggled to meet the costs of accommodation and …

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