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 (35)

The Korea-ASEAN Solidarity Initiative: Recalibrating Socio-Economic Connectivity

Melinda Martinus

Melinda Martinus scrutinises softer prospects of the new ASEAN-Korea relationship.

43rd ASEAN Summit: B for Outcomes, A for Grit

Joanne Lin|Sharon Seah|Melinda Martinus|Kristina Fong Siew Leng

Joanne Lin, Sharon Seah, Melinda Martinus, and Kristina Fong examine the key deliverables of the 43rd ASEAN Summit and assess Indonesia’s Chairmanship.

Elites vs Citizens: How Singapore and Indonesia are Divided on China

Melinda Martinus

Surveys show that the elite’s opinion toward China diverges with those of citizens in Singapore and Indonesia. Elites tend to weigh long-term geopolitical strategies and have more access to information, but increased citizen engagement will enhance foreign policy.

Yoon’s Realignment with the US: Will ASEAN be Relevant for ROK?

Ratih Indraswari|Melinda Martinus

Ratih Indraswari and Melinda Martinus analyse South Korea’s foreign policy direction and engagement with ASEAN under President Yoon Suk Yeol’s leadership.

Current Key Drivers of ASEAN Integration: Digital Skills and Mobilities

Melinda Martinus|Farah Nadine Seth

The ASEAN Digital Integration Index (ADII) shows that the area of digital skills and talent is ASEAN’s worst-performing indicator of the six digital integration benchmarks used to measure digital integration. This Long Read offers some analysis of the underlying causes of this dismal performance and identifies three opportunities to enhance digital skills.