ISEAS Perspective


  • ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA): Advancing Services Liberalization for ASEAN? 

    Yean, Tham Siew (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-07-04)
    The arrival of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 and numerous assessments on the achievements of the AEC Blueprint that was used to guide the development of the AEC, led to negotiations to upgrade the services agreement from a framework agreement ...
  • Airports on Islands: Boon or Potential Bust? 

    Rahman, Serina (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-06-27)
    This paper examines the political ecology surrounding the development of large tourism infrastructure, as well as the potential financial losses that will come about from the damage that will inevitably arise, should airport construction and reclamation ...
  • Increased Relevance for EU Policy and Actions in the South China Sea 

    Pejsova, Eva (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-06-26)
    The EU has always had reason to pay attention to developments in the South China Sea. The world’s largest trading block has a vital economic interest in safeguarding free, safe and stable shipping corridors, especially those connecting it to economic ...
  • ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific: Old Wine in New Bottle? 

    Ha, Hoang Thi (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-06-25)
    Since the roll-out of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy by US President Donald Trump and the revival of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or the Quad (comprising the US, Japan, India and Australia) in late 2017, the Indo-Pacific concept ...

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