Briefing paper

ASEAN economic prospects amid emerging turbulence

This paper examines recent development in ASEAN countries and the impacts of ongoing global turbulence, the U.S.-China trade war, and the COVID-19 crisis on ASEAN economies. The paper discusses the strategic priorities that ASEAN countries should take in formulating strategies to achieve their development aspirations.
Policy report

Cybercrime in Southeast Asia

This report argues that Australia’s current approach to fighting cybercrime needs to be augmented to account more seriously for the local dimension, particularly in Southeast Asia, and our fight against cybercrime should be more targeted, enduring and forward-looking.
Briefing paper

Mobilizing the Indo-Pacific infrastructure response to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia

This policy brief makes several practical recommendations that would allow the trilateral partners to compete more effectively with China while simultaneously promoting more sustainable development outcomes.
Report

Strategies for supporting inclusive innovation: insights from South-East Asia

This report looks at how policymakers can support inclusive forms of innovation, drawing on insights from strategies and practices in South-East Asia.
Report

People's experiences of corruption: implications for business in South-East Asia

In recognising that corruption continues to be one of the key challenges faced by companies doing business in South-East Asia, this report provides a perspective on the link between corruption and businesses in six countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
Report

The testing ground: China’s rising influence in Southeast Asia and regional responses

This paper examines China’s foreign policy toward Southeast Asia in the context of its neighborhood diplomacy more broadly. The paper also discusses China’s relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and individual Southeast Asian countries, focusing on Indonesia and Vietnam.
Report

Security and prosperity in Asia: the role of international law

At a time of geopolitical uncertainty and with multilateralism under pressure, this conference brought together diverse actors to explore the evolving role of international law on critical security and economic issues in the Asia-Pacific.
Briefing paper

Agile governance for Creative Economy 4.0

This briefing paper examines agile policy development approaches that can help countries in the ASEAN region and beyond unleash the full potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for their creative economies.
Report

ASEAN youth: technology, skills and the future of work

This report analyses the views of young citizens in the South-East Asia region on future of work, skills and technology. It also details their skills gap, their future career aspirations and their preferences on skills training.
Report

Transnational organized crime in Southeast Asia: evolution, growth and impact

This report represents the most comprehensive study of organized crime in Southeast Asia by the UN in over five years. The report finds that recent law enforcement suppression efforts in some parts of the region and neighbouring regions have changed trafficking patterns. However, some criminal...