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The US-Asia Institute has worked closely with various academic, think-tank, business, and government organizations to provide expertise for briefing panels discussing various issues impacting the following countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN):

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam



SIF Connects! Washington DC


The Singapore International Foundation and US-Asia Institute are pleased to announce: SIF Connects! Washington DC Innovative Social Policies for a Better World Thursday, September 8, 2016 6:15pm to 8:30pm (Registration starts at 5:45pm) B340 & B354 Rayburn House Office Building The 2016 SIF! Connects Washington DC event was a resounding success. This year’s SIF Connects!...Read More



Drugs Past, Present and Future: Drug-Free ASEAN 2015?


In the past many Southeast Asian countries have had extensive problems with drug trafficking and production. The notorious Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia came into existence in the 50s but Southeast Asia’s relationship with drugs, specifically opium, stems back centuries. Today, the Golden Crescent has taken the position of top opiate producing region globally, but Southeast Asia still remains a large production base and has branched out into other types of illicit drugs, notably Amphetamine-Type Stimulants (ATS). In 2012, ASEAN addressed this problem by reaffirming an initiative to Read More



ASEAN 101: Economics and Trade: Key Trade Negotiations in the Southeast Asia Region (Part III)


On June 4, 2013, the US-Asia Institute, the US-ASEAN Business Council, and the National Foreign Trade Council co-hosted a Capitol Hill Breakfast Forum on ASEAN: Economics and Trade: Key Trade Negotiations in the Southeast Asia Region. This is the 3rd panel in a four-part series focused on the importance of ASEAN to the United States, specifically highlighting the impact of trade and the opportunities for the U.S. Economy.Read More



ASEAN 101: The Role of Southeast Asia in the US Recovery: US Investments in ASEAN (Part II)


Panelists representing the private, public and international sectors discussed the vast economic and investment opportunities available in ASEAN – a region with high GDP growth, a rapidly growing middle class, and increasing inter-regional trade. The panelists highlighted the importance of focusing on economic over security issues, especially given that the current US recovery is largely driven by US exports and that the US share in ASEAN global trade has fallen from the top spot to the number four position. Read More



2012 Leadership in Transition: Myanmar


Experts examined the upcoming elections in Myanmar, economic effects of liberalization, and the impact the country’s potential pivot will have on relations with China and the U.S. Speakers Ms. Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor, Asia Society Mr. Brad Babson, Consultant on Asian Affairs Ms. Jennifer Quigley, Advocacy Director, US Campaign for Burma Moderator Dr. Michael Martin,...Read More



Strategic Rapproachement: The United States, Vietnam and the South China Sea


The US-Asia Institute hosted an off-the-record briefing on Monday, November 7th which focused on “Strategic Rapprochement: The United States, Vietnam and the South China Sea”. Ernest Bower, Senior Advisor and Director at the CSIS Southeast Asia Program and Dr. Satu Limaye, Director of the East West Center in Washington, discussed the burgeoning U.S.-Vietnam relationship and...Read More