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China Proposing to Host ASEAN Ministers Next Month
May 13, 2021

China Proposing to Host ASEAN Ministers Next Month

By Sebastian Strangio
The proposed meeting follows a flurry of Chinese engagements with Southeast Asia in recent months.

Duterte’s Perilous China Gambit
March 23, 2021

Duterte’s Perilous China Gambit

By Rahul Mishra
The mass incursion of Chinese vessels into the Philippines' EEZ is a dramatic demonstration of the limits of the president's policy toward China.
Report Shows Rising Southeast Asian Trust in US, Falling Trust in China
February 12, 2021

Report Shows Rising Southeast Asian Trust in US, Falling Trust in China

By Sebastian Strangio
Fear of China, and optimism about the Biden administration, underpin the shift in regional opinion toward the two superpowers.

Is a China-ASEAN Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Likely in 2021?
January 19, 2021

Is a China-ASEAN Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Likely in 2021?

By Huynh Tam Sang
Things look promising for an expansion of ASEAN-China ties – but some formidable hurdles remain.

A Global Town Hall Welcomes America Back
December 02, 2020

A Global Town Hall Welcomes America Back

By Donald K. Emmerson
Despite the reversals of the Trump era, a flurry of online diplomacy served as a reminder that the U.S. is welcome in Southeast Asia.

Trump, Biden, and the Obstacles to ASEAN Neutrality
November 25, 2020

Trump, Biden, and the Obstacles to ASEAN Neutrality

By Laura Southgate
In an era of growing superpower competition, ASEAN will face stiff challenges to its autonomy and neutrality.

Why Trump’s Anti-China Policy Falls on Deaf Ears in Southeast Asia
October 15, 2020

Why Trump’s Anti-China Policy Falls on Deaf Ears in Southeast Asia

By Dino Patti Djalal
No Southeast Asian nation has been willing to support the Trump administration's hostile and ideological position on China.
Chinese FM Embarks on Diplomatic Drive in Southeast Asia
October 12, 2020

Chinese FM Embarks on Diplomatic Drive in Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
The agenda of Wang Yi’s tour is diplomatic maintenance: the repairing and upgrading of China's relationships with key Southeast Asian partners.

ASEAN’s China Dilemma
October 29, 2019

ASEAN’s China Dilemma

By Trinh Le
China remains both an economic partner and a threat to the stability of the region.

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.

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