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ASEAN Wonk offers subscription options for individuals, groups and institutions. Read the options below to find out how you can receive full twice-weekly posts from a publication that has been designated a “bestseller” on this platform in under a year. ASEAN Wonk offers 360-degree coverage of the world’s most dynamic region, including timely analysis, forecasting, tracking of cutting-edge research, book reviews, interviews with leading practitioners and periodic sectoral reports. We are read by thousands of policymakers, businesspeople, scholars and watchers every day across more than 130 countries and 6 continents.

  • Individual Subscriptions: Individual paid subscriptions cost $5 a month and $50 a year, which makes ASEAN Wonk one of the most competitively priced newsletters on this platform. You can sign up by clicking the red subscription button below. Signing up is a quick process: you will just be asked to choose your subscription plan, designated email address and payment method.

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  • Further Information: If you would like to know more about how we work, who we are and what others are saying about us, visit our About page, in addition to contacting us at Below are a couple of early testimonials about our work:

“Fortunately we now have Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran’s ASEAN Wonk BulletBrief which offers nuanced and sophisticated weekly analyses of key issues and trends; a ‘must-read’ for policy-makers, scholars and students interested in Southeast Asia.”

— Bilahari Kausikan, former Singapore Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador to Russia

“I find the ASEAN Wonk newsletter immensely helpful in my work. It offers informed, thoughtful, and well-written insights on key developments and policy questions in a concise format that enables me to absorb the essential points fully and quickly.”

— Scot Marciel, former U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN, Indonesia and Myanmar and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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