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 ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute

ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute

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The ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS), established as an autonomous organisation by the Singapore Government in 1968, is a regional 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. The Institute aims 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. It also strives to nurture a community of scholars interested in the study of the region.
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In Conversation: ASEAN's Special Mission to Myanmar
In this episode of Dialogues at Fulcrum, William Choong, Managing Editor of Fulcrum, talks to two ISEAS researchers about the ongoing political developments in Myanmar after the February 2021 coup. They discuss the impending visit of ASEAN’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, and the challenges and opportunities that will come with the trip. Dialogues at Fulcrum is a podcast published by the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute For quick reference, the themes below were addressed during the podcast: 2:25 – A recap of what has happened in Myanmar since February 2021 18:38 – The challenges and opportunities that the ASEAN Special Envoy will face as he prepares for his visit to Myanmar 30:15 – The progress report that the Special Envoy is expected to deliver, and the need for the envoy to visit all stakeholders involved 36:10 – ASEAN processes that will help the Special Envoy for his visit to Myanmar 40:49 – What external powers such as the United States, China and India can do to improve the situation in Myanmar. 47:18 – The general sentiment among Myanmars towards ASEAN 57:29 – What are the milestones to look out for before the ASEAN summit meetings in November?
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September 6, 2021
Dialogues at Fulcrum: Interview with Parag Khanna on his book The Future is Asian
In this inaugural episode of Dialogues at Fulcrum, William Choong, Managing Editor of Fulcrum, sits down with Parag Khanna, author of “The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century”. Published in 2019, the book covers a broad spectrum of themes such as Asian history, the region’s economic rise and the ongoing Asianisation of Asia. Dr Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveller and author. Dialogues at Fulcrum is a podcast published by the ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute. For quick reference, the themes below were addressed during the podcast. 1:00 - Has the West and Asians themselves accepted the “rise of Asia”? 8:50 - Fears about a gradual US withdrawal from the region 11:05 - Interdependence or pragmatism in Sino-US relations? 15:40 - Does the Quad have legs to run? 21:38 - The US and China: different visions of regional order 32:00 - What kind of traction can ASEAN get on Myanmar? 37:50 - Can Singapore’s model of technocratic governance be replicated?
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May 11, 2021