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‘ASEAN Centrality’ in an Era of Renewed Power Politics
December 08, 2022

‘ASEAN Centrality’ in an Era of Renewed Power Politics

By Chietigj Bajpaee
Regional engagement has increasingly transcended ASEAN through bilateral, trilateral, and plurilateral initiatives that are outside of the ASEAN framework.

ASEAN Struggles on in an Uncertain Age
November 07, 2022

ASEAN Struggles on in an Uncertain Age

By Richard Maude
ASEAN is conscious that it is increasingly sidelines amid great power competition. But the organization is slow to change.
What Does ASEAN Centrality Mean to China? 
June 02, 2022

What Does ASEAN Centrality Mean to China? 

By Zhuoran Li
Beijing pays frequent lip service to the idea, but it also poses significant challenges to China’s Southeast Asian ambitions. 

Is the Biden Administration Serious About ‘ASEAN Centrality’?
May 14, 2022

Is the Biden Administration Serious About ‘ASEAN Centrality’?

By Xirui Li
The term is used constantly, but there still seems to be little substance to U.S. interactions with the regional body.

Ukraine War Adds Pressure Points to India’s ‘Act East’ Policy
March 17, 2022

Ukraine War Adds Pressure Points to India’s ‘Act East’ Policy

By Chietigj Bajpaee
India risks being sidelined in an increasingly polarized Indo-Pacific regional architecture.

Amitav Acharya on ASEAN and Its Discontents
September 29, 2021

Amitav Acharya on ASEAN and Its Discontents

By Sebastian Strangio
"Minilateral groupings like the Quad need not sink ASEAN if it stays united and committed to Southeast Asia’s identity and security."

Kamala Harris’ Southeast Asia Visit Shows Biden’s Southeast Asia Policy Still Lacks a Clear Roadmap
August 27, 2021

Kamala Harris’ Southeast Asia Visit Shows Biden’s Southeast Asia Policy Still Lacks a Clear Roadmap

By Xirui Li and Dingding Chen
The expansion of U.S. cooperation with Southeast Asia was a welcome step, but the question of long-term strategy remains.
Keeping Strategic Anxieties at Bay: Growing Japan-Vietnam Bonhomie
June 04, 2021

Keeping Strategic Anxieties at Bay: Growing Japan-Vietnam Bonhomie

By Rahul Mishra
Japan has made crucial moves in recent years, particularly in its relations with Vietnam, but without much hype.

Is ASEAN Still Relevant?
May 01, 2021

Is ASEAN Still Relevant?

By The Diplomat
Hoang Thi Ha, Ja Ian Chong, and Evan A. Laksmana discuss ASEAN's regional role amid the Myanmar crisis and China-U.S. tensions.

Indonesian Military Chief Expresses Concern Over Myanmar Violence
March 19, 2021

Indonesian Military Chief Expresses Concern Over Myanmar Violence

By Sebastian Strangio
The comments from Hadi Tjahjanto came as ASEAN parliamentarians called for the bloc to take a tougher line on the military junta.

ASEAN Prepares to Convene First Meeting on Myanmar Crisis
March 02, 2021

ASEAN Prepares to Convene First Meeting on Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The Southeast Asian bloc is being asked to prove its diplomatic mettle in a fast-moving and increasingly volatile crisis.
Details Emerge of Indonesia’s ASEAN Push on Myanmar Crisis
February 23, 2021

Details Emerge of Indonesia’s ASEAN Push on Myanmar Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The mooted plan would involve holding the junta to its plan of holding free and inclusive elections in a year's time.

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