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Singapore Unveils New ASEAN Defense Initiatives Ahead of Chairmanship
June 05, 2017
Singapore Unveils New ASEAN Defense Initiatives Ahead of Chairmanship
At the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue, the city state revealed some of the proposals it will try to advance in 2018.
Singapore Unveils New ASEAN Defense Initiatives Ahead of Chairmanship
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
May 19, 2017
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
The framework appears to focus on general principles, with no agreement on binding rules just yet.
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
May 11, 2017
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
Though Beijing has made inroads in addressing some concerns, the true structural challenges for the initiative remain. 
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
China Holds Military Drills Near Unstable Myanmar Border
March 29, 2017
China Holds Military Drills Near Unstable Myanmar Border
Exercises come amid a new round of instability.
China Holds Military Drills Near Unstable Myanmar Border
ASEAN’s Hedging Strategy
September 29, 2016
ASEAN’s Hedging Strategy
Recent summits in Vientiane offered some insights into the regional bloc’s diplomatic strategy.
ASEAN’s Hedging Strategy
The Changing Face of ASEAN
September 15, 2016
The Changing Face of ASEAN
Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam offer an unlikely breath of fresh air.
The Changing Face of ASEAN
China, Singapore to Hold Naval Exercise
September 09, 2016
China, Singapore to Hold Naval Exercise
The two countries will conduct their second-ever round of bilateral drills.
China, Singapore to Hold Naval Exercise
ASEAN and the Need for Consensus
September 09, 2016
ASEAN and the Need for Consensus
Media reports that assume that ASEAN members lack agency are getting it wrong.
ASEAN and the Need for Consensus
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
August 17, 2016
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
We need to be clear-eyed about both progress made and the challenges that remain.
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
Assessing ASEAN’s South China Sea Position in its Post-Ruling Statement
July 25, 2016
Assessing ASEAN’s South China Sea Position in its Post-Ruling Statement
Though the grouping averted another disaster, the outcome was still disappointing.
Assessing ASEAN’s South China Sea Position in its Post-Ruling Statement
ASEAN Can't Be Silent On South China Sea Ruling
July 14, 2016
ASEAN Can't Be Silent On South China Sea Ruling
Even if it does not issue a separate statement, the grouping should adopt a strong communique.
ASEAN Can't Be Silent On South China Sea Ruling
Just How United <em>Is</em> ASEAN Against China Over the South China Sea?
June 24, 2016
Just How United Is ASEAN Against China Over the South China Sea?
Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss ASEAN unity and North Korea's recent Musudan missile testing.
Just How United Is ASEAN Against China Over the South China Sea?
Exclusive: China’s South China Sea Statement That Divided ASEAN
June 23, 2016
Exclusive: China’s South China Sea Statement That Divided ASEAN
A first look at the content of the “ten-point consensus” Beijing proposed at the recent ASEAN-China meeting.
Exclusive: China’s South China Sea Statement That Divided ASEAN
What Really Happened at the ASEAN-China Special Kunming Meeting
June 21, 2016
What Really Happened at the ASEAN-China Special Kunming Meeting
For all the claims of confusion, what happened and what it means is actually already pretty clear.
What Really Happened at the ASEAN-China Special Kunming Meeting
Revealed: The Truth Behind ASEAN's Retracted Kunming Statement
June 19, 2016
Revealed: The Truth Behind ASEAN's Retracted Kunming Statement
New details on the June 14 meeting between ASEAN and China shed light on the imbroglio surrounding ASEAN's statement.
Revealed: The Truth Behind ASEAN's Retracted Kunming Statement
The ASEAN-China Special Meeting Mystery: Bureaucratic Snafu or Chinese Heavy-Handedness?
June 17, 2016
The ASEAN-China Special Meeting Mystery: Bureaucratic Snafu or Chinese Heavy-Handedness?
Was ASEAN consensus undermined or is there a more mundane bureaucratic explanation for the confusion surrounding the statement?
The ASEAN-China Special Meeting Mystery: Bureaucratic Snafu or Chinese Heavy-Handedness?
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