Melinda Martinus

Melinda Martinus is the Lead Researcher in Socio-cultural Affairs at the ASEAN Studies Centre, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Melinda Martinus (27)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang holds a welcoming ceremony for Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia Hun Sen ahead of their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on February 10, 2023. (photo: Wang Wenbin Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson / Facebook)

Can Cambodia’s Future Foreign Policy Diverge from China?

Melinda Martinus|Chhay Lim

Whether Cambodia can truly forge a foreign policy that stands apart from China will impact the next generation of Cambodian leaders at home and abroad.

Can ASEAN Mitigate Fake News in Southeast Asia?

Melinda Martinus

Melinda Martinus proposes the threats of fake news to be mainstreamed into ASEAN regional security concerns.

COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh: a Geopolitical Cop-out

Sharon Seah|Mirza Sadaqat Huda|Melinda Martinus

The COP27 meeting in Egypt yielded some significant outcomes, such as a historic loss and damage provision. But geopolitics reared its ugly head and might have an impact on future meetings.

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen

ASEAN’s Season of Summitry: More Hits or Misses?

Sharon Seah|Joanne Lin|Melinda Martinus

Going into 2022, ASEAN flew into a perfect storm of challenges within and without. With the annual ASEAN summits over, the grouping is none the worse for the wear.

A cyclist passes by solar panels at the Valenzuela Solar Farm in Valenzuela City

Putting Sustainability at the Heart of the ASEAN Community Post-2025 Vision

Melinda Martinus

If ASEAN’s Coordinating Council comprising its foreign ministers and their High-level Task Force manages to influence their national leaders to make the right moves despite global uncertainty, ASEAN’s environmental, socio-economic and cultural future can be set on the right, albeit steeper, trajectory.