ISEAS Trends in Southeast Asia


  • Whither Myanmar’s Garment Sector? 

    Freeman, Nick J. (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-03-15)
    In 2013 Myanmar was reinstated into the EU Single Market’s “Generalized Scheme of Preferences” (GSP), under which goods from the country — and forty-six other least developed countries — may enter the EU duty- and quota-free, in conformity with the ...
  • From Declaration to Code : Continuity and Change in China’s Engagement with ASEAN on the South China Sea. 

    Ha, Hoang Thi (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-02-28)
    Developments in the South China Sea (SCS) over the past two decades provide a telling illustration of the evolution of ASEAN–China relations. Its progression since the early 1990s indicates how the relationship has grown more asymmetrical, how realpolitik ...
  • The Indo-Pacific and Its Strategic Challenges : An Australian Perspective 

    Varghese, Peter (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-02-15)
    It is not often that a country changes the geographic definition of its primary strategic environment. But that is precisely what Australia has done in recent years by embracing the concept of the Indo-Pacific. Below is a personal perspective on what ...
  • Exploring the Trade Potential of the DFTZ for Malaysian SMEs 

    Yean, Tham Siew; Yi., Andrew Kam Jia (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2019-01-30)
    Despite the paucity of evidence in developing countries, these countries are keen to utilize e-commerce as a means for internationalizing their SMEs through exports. For Malaysia, the new government elected after the general elections in May 2018 (or ...

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