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ASEAN and China Set to Agree on Single Draft South China Sea Code of Conduct
July 27, 2018
ASEAN and China Set to Agree on Single Draft South China Sea Code of Conduct
What is the significance of the agreement between ASEAN members and China on a Single Draft COC Negotiating Text?
ASEAN and China Set to Agree on Single Draft South China Sea Code of Conduct
ASEAN and the New South China Sea Reality
June 15, 2018
ASEAN and the New South China Sea Reality
The bloc maintains a balancing act as Beijing asserts control over disputed islands.
ASEAN and the New South China Sea Reality
What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
February 10, 2018
What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
The fact that an old idea is finally set to become a reality reflects broader changes underway in the region.
What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
China Conducts Joint Patrol With ASEAN Mekong States
October 31, 2017
China Conducts Joint Patrol With ASEAN Mekong States
The 63rd iteration of the Mekong joint patrols took place last week.
China Conducts Joint Patrol With ASEAN Mekong States
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
October 06, 2017
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
A new project spotlights Beijing’s use of these institutions within broader ASEAN-China ties.
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
US, Australia, Japan Jointly Challenge China on South China Sea Issue
August 09, 2017
US, Australia, Japan Jointly Challenge China on South China Sea Issue
The three countries jointly called for China and the Philippines to abide by last year's arbitral ruling.
US, Australia, Japan Jointly Challenge China on South China Sea Issue
Did China 'Win' at the Manila ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Summit?
August 08, 2017
Did China 'Win' at the Manila ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Summit?
China welcomes the ASEAN joint communique and expresses confidences in the prospects for China-ASEAN relations
Did China 'Win' at the Manila ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Summit?
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
August 05, 2017
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
As ASEAN nears its 50th anniversary, what challenges does it face as a regional organization?
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
June 22, 2017
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
Incident is a warning that despite attempts to downplay the flashpoint, tensions could quickly escalate.
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
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
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