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An ASEAN Giant Mulls the Region’s Future
January 10, 2019
An ASEAN Giant Mulls the Region’s Future
Indonesia’s former foreign minister Marty Natalegawa’s new book on the regional grouping’s relevance grapples with its manifold challenges.  
An ASEAN Giant Mulls the Region’s Future
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
January 25, 2018
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
The effort to ban online news outlet Rappler is sadly an all too familiar story in the region.
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
Is Promoting Human Rights in ASEAN an Impossible Task?
January 19, 2018
Is Promoting Human Rights in ASEAN an Impossible Task?
Developments in the region suggest that the goal remains far from becoming a reality anytime soon.
Is Promoting Human Rights in ASEAN an Impossible Task?
How Nationalism Undermines ASEAN Integration
June 07, 2017
How Nationalism Undermines ASEAN Integration
The problem continues to haunt the grouping fifty years on.
How Nationalism Undermines ASEAN Integration
ASEAN Launches First Traffic Police Forum in Vietnam
November 23, 2016
ASEAN Launches First Traffic Police Forum in Vietnam
The first-ever ASEAN Traffic Police Forum was held in Hanoi.
ASEAN Launches First Traffic Police Forum in Vietnam
The ASEAN Community: The Reality of a Vision
February 05, 2016
The ASEAN Community: The Reality of a Vision
The low-profile launch of the ASEAN Community may be a sign of maturity.
The ASEAN Community: The Reality of a Vision
Schengen’s Lessons for ASEAN
December 16, 2015
Schengen’s Lessons for ASEAN
What might ASEAN leaders learn from the debate surrounding the Schengen Agreement?
Schengen’s Lessons for ASEAN
ASEAN’s New Community – Only a Small Step
December 04, 2015
ASEAN’s New Community – Only a Small Step
Will the new ASEAN Community be able to change perceptions of the regional bloc?
ASEAN’s New Community – Only a Small Step
ASEAN Creates New Community Under Malaysia’s Chairmanship
November 23, 2015
ASEAN Creates New Community Under Malaysia’s Chairmanship
Southeast Asian leaders ink declaration to formally establish an ASEAN Community.
ASEAN Creates New Community Under Malaysia’s Chairmanship
ASEAN's Big Year Offers Little to Celebrate
October 29, 2015
ASEAN's Big Year Offers Little to Celebrate
The launch of the AEC looks set to occur amidst a rather dreadful backdrop.
ASEAN's Big Year Offers Little to Celebrate
Time for a Reevaluation of ASEAN’s Role
September 01, 2015
Time for a Reevaluation of ASEAN’s Role
Why “people-centered” should become the core policy of ASEAN’s post-2015 agenda.
Time for a Reevaluation of ASEAN’s Role
Why Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis Matters
July 23, 2015
Why Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis Matters
The Diplomat launches a new series on the region's refugee crisis. Here's why it matters.
Why Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis Matters
The 26th ASEAN Summit: What Are Malaysia’s Priorities?
April 23, 2015
The 26th ASEAN Summit: What Are Malaysia’s Priorities?
What this year's ASEAN chair expects from this weekend's meetings.
The 26th ASEAN Summit: What Are Malaysia’s Priorities?
Vietnam’s 5 Priorities for the ASEAN Community
April 13, 2015
Vietnam’s 5 Priorities for the ASEAN Community
Vietnam is ready to make its contribution to the next phase of the bloc’s development.
Vietnam’s 5 Priorities for the ASEAN Community
Does ASEAN Have a South China Sea Position?
March 26, 2015
Does ASEAN Have a South China Sea Position?
The question is at the heart of controversies that keep rearing their head.
Does ASEAN Have a South China Sea Position?
Malaysia as ASEAN Chair: What Are The Challenges?
March 18, 2015
Malaysia as ASEAN Chair: What Are The Challenges?
Malaysia must confront several challenges to successfully lead ASEAN in 2015.
Malaysia as ASEAN Chair: What Are The Challenges?
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