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Why the New China-Singapore Defense Agreement Matters  
October 23, 2019

Why the New China-Singapore Defense Agreement Matters  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though the gains in the new pact may seem modest, they nonetheless deserve attention.

ASEAN’s False US-China Choice: Rhetoric and Reality
November 21, 2018

ASEAN’s False US-China Choice: Rhetoric and Reality

By Prashanth Parameswaran
An overemphasis on Southeast Asia’s false choice between Washington and Beijing grossly oversimplifies regional realities.
Why the First China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise Matters
October 22, 2018

Why the First China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
As the maritime field training component of the inaugural drills kick off this week, a look at the significance of the engagement.

Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
February 15, 2018

Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Advances at a recent meeting are much more modest than suggested and conceal the significant challenges that remain.

What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
February 10, 2018

What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The fact that an old idea is finally set to become a reality reflects broader changes underway in the region.

China Conducts Joint Patrol With ASEAN Mekong States
October 31, 2017

China Conducts Joint Patrol With ASEAN Mekong States

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The 63rd iteration of the Mekong joint patrols took place last week.

What’s Next for China-Philippines Military Ties?
October 27, 2017

What’s Next for China-Philippines Military Ties?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at where defense ties are and where they might be headed.
China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project
October 06, 2017

China Plays Up ASEAN Confucius Institute Presence With Laos Project

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A new project spotlights Beijing’s use of these institutions within broader ASEAN-China ties.

The Truth About China’s Indonesia South China Sea Tantrum
September 06, 2017

The Truth About China’s Indonesia South China Sea Tantrum

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Beijing’s displeasure is all too predictable and far from convincing.

Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?
August 05, 2017

Will a China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct Really Matter?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
As we hear an agreement being talked up, it’s worth being clear about what it means.

What Was the First Special US-ASEAN Meeting Under Trump Really About?
May 13, 2017

What Was the First Special US-ASEAN Meeting Under Trump Really About?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
An important recent engagement between the two sides was more than just about North Korea.
The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road
May 11, 2017

The Real Trouble With China’s Belt and Road

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though Beijing has made inroads in addressing some concerns, the true structural challenges for the initiative remain. 

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