Ms Sharon Seah is Senior Fellow and Coordinator at the ASEAN Studies Centre, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. Prior to joining the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, Ms Seah was Associate Director of the NUS Centre for International Law. She has spent 14 years in the National Environment Agency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to entering academia, including a diplomatic posting to the Singapore Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand from 2003 to 2007. Ms Seah maintains an interest in climate change and environmental issues; multilateralism and ASEAN development. Ms Seah graduated with a Master in Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne in 2018.

Articles by Sharon Seah (32)

Locating Strategic Imperatives in ASEAN-EU Relations 45 Years On

Joanne Lin|Sharon Seah

The ASEAN-EU Summit in Brussels highlighted potential areas for closer cooperation between the two regional blocs, provided leaders can surmount strategic and other differences at this tricky juncture in world politics.

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.

Reviewing the Review: ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus Implementation

Moe Thuzar|Sharon Seah

The latest from ASEAN leaders on Myanmar shows more steel in the spine but for real progress to be made, Indonesia as the next ASEAN chair must follow through expeditiously.

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.

Fishermen working near the first towers of wind turbines

Perceptions and Pathways of Energy Transition in Southeast Asia

Mirza Sadaqat Huda|Sharon Seah

The results of the 2022 Southeast Asia Climate Outlook have significant overlaps with ASEAN’s long-term transition scenarios to cleaner energy futures. But the survey also reveals that opinions on renewables vary across nationalities, the urban/ rural divide and between socio-economic groups.