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Reflections on the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: What's the Indo-Pacific Anyway?
June 07, 2018
Reflections on the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: What's the Indo-Pacific Anyway?
From the "Indo-Pacific" to the Korean Peninsula, what were the main themes and anxieties at the Shangri-La Dialogue?
Reflections on the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: What's the Indo-Pacific Anyway?
Are Cambodia and Laos Really Any Closer to Resolving Their Border Dispute?
May 21, 2018
Are Cambodia and Laos Really Any Closer to Resolving Their Border Dispute?
Despite some incremental progress, deeper questions remain unresolved.
Are Cambodia and Laos Really Any Closer to Resolving Their Border Dispute?
Malaysia Won't Look Away From China So Soon, Despite Mahathir's Words
May 20, 2018
Malaysia Won't Look Away From China So Soon, Despite Mahathir's Words
Why Malaysia’s China policy is unlikely to change, for now, despite the election shock.
Malaysia Won't Look Away From China So Soon, Despite Mahathir's Words
What’s in Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Cooperation Concept?
May 16, 2018
What’s in Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Cooperation Concept?
The articulation of ASEAN’s own Indo-Pacific concept may pre-empt competitive narratives from Washington or Beijing.
What’s in Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Cooperation Concept?
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
May 11, 2018
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
A new tool helps rank Asian states by their relative and absolute power rankings across a variety of measures.
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
Consensus by Deletion: Reviewing the 32nd ASEAN Leaders' Summit and the South China Sea
April 30, 2018
Consensus by Deletion: Reviewing the 32nd ASEAN Leaders' Summit and the South China Sea
A close look at the recent summit's chairman's statement shows the grouping's continued subdued treatment of the South China Sea disputes.
Consensus by Deletion: Reviewing the 32nd ASEAN Leaders' Summit and the South China Sea
Indo-Pacific 'Nexus': Why Southeast Asia and ASEAN Matter to Australia
March 22, 2018
Indo-Pacific 'Nexus': Why Southeast Asia and ASEAN Matter to Australia
What does Australia see in the ten member states of ASEAN?
Indo-Pacific 'Nexus': Why Southeast Asia and ASEAN Matter to Australia
Rohingya Crisis Demands Australian Leadership on Human Rights
March 20, 2018
Rohingya Crisis Demands Australian Leadership on Human Rights
Canberra is duty-bound to speak up on human rights, and must review its defense assistance to states that flout international law.
Rohingya Crisis Demands Australian Leadership on Human Rights
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
March 10, 2018
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
The strongman is clearly afraid of the scrutiny that might come from making the trip.
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
How ASEAN Strongmen Use Legal Reform to Weaken Democracy
March 07, 2018
How ASEAN Strongmen Use Legal Reform to Weaken Democracy
Hun Sen and Rodrigo Duterte show that constitutional reform remains a favorite tool of the region's power-hungry leaders.
How ASEAN Strongmen Use Legal Reform to Weaken Democracy
Is ASEAN Doing Enough to Address Cybersecurity Risks?
March 06, 2018
Is ASEAN Doing Enough to Address Cybersecurity Risks?
Considering even just one sector -- power -- Southeast Asia has myriad cybersecurity challenges.
Is ASEAN Doing Enough to Address Cybersecurity Risks?
India’s Role and China's Roads in the Indo-Pacific
February 21, 2018
India’s Role and China's Roads in the Indo-Pacific
Looking east and south, New Delhi’s attention is finally turning to Southeast Asia.
India’s Role and China's Roads in the Indo-Pacific
What Does Indonesia’s Own Indo-Pacific Strategy Look Like?
February 08, 2018
What Does Indonesia’s Own Indo-Pacific Strategy Look Like?
The Southeast Asian state has advanced a version of the concept before, with some important differences.
What Does Indonesia’s Own Indo-Pacific Strategy Look Like?
Why Timor-Leste Is Still a Model for ASEAN
February 06, 2018
Why Timor-Leste Is Still a Model for ASEAN
Despite domestic challenges, the country remains one of the few hopeful stories in the region.
Why Timor-Leste Is Still a Model for ASEAN
ASEAN-India Convergence: The Geostrategic Realities
January 26, 2018
ASEAN-India Convergence: The Geostrategic Realities
The closer ties between the two sides are occurring in the context of wider regional changes.
ASEAN-India Convergence: The Geostrategic Realities
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?
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