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How Does Inviting Autocrats to the White House Make Asia More Free?
April 22, 2022

How Does Inviting Autocrats to the White House Make Asia More Free?

By John Sifton
The upcoming U.S.-ASEAN special summit stands in jarring juxtaposition to last year’s “Summit for Democracy” -- to which most ASEAN states didn’t merit an invitation.

Of ASEAN, China, Russia, and Hypersonic Weapons
March 29, 2022

Of ASEAN, China, Russia, and Hypersonic Weapons

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with retired U.S. Naval Captain Carl Schuster.
Japan and Australia Should Sanction the Myanmar Military
March 26, 2022

Japan and Australia Should Sanction the Myanmar Military

By Elaine Pearson and Teppei Kasai
Betting on ASEAN’s fruitless diplomacy undermines international action.

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Express ‘Deep Concern’ About Ukraine Crisis
February 28, 2022

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Express ‘Deep Concern’ About Ukraine Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The statement sidestepped any direct mention of Russia, and referred to the invasion as an "evolving situation."

Elusive Balances: Shaping US Southeast Asia Strategy
February 12, 2022

Elusive Balances: Shaping US Southeast Asia Strategy

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
How has U.S. commitment to Southeast Asia changed over time? What do Southeast Asian states want from the United States?

Omicron Threatens to Derail Cambodia’s ASEAN Agenda
January 21, 2022

Omicron Threatens to Derail Cambodia’s ASEAN Agenda

By Luke Hunt
Zoom conferencing won’t work if the Southeast Asian bloc is to tackle the big issues.

Myanmar Crisis and Hun Sen’s Visit: ASEAN in Disarray?
January 19, 2022

Myanmar Crisis and Hun Sen’s Visit: ASEAN in Disarray?

By Delwar Hossain
Hun Sen was the first foreign leader to visit Myanmar since the military's overthrow of the country's democratically elected government.
2021 in Asian Geopolitics: A Retrospective
December 18, 2021

2021 in Asian Geopolitics: A Retrospective

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What were the major developments and events that drove geopolitical trends in Asia in 2021?

Will Bangladesh Benefit by Joining RCEP?
November 05, 2021

Will Bangladesh Benefit by Joining RCEP?

By Asif Muztaba Hassan
At the very least, the economic partnership will enable Dhaka to get duty-free or low-tariff access to much larger markets.

US, China, Russia Join Asia Summit Amid Regional Disputes
October 27, 2021

US, China, Russia Join Asia Summit Amid Regional Disputes

By Eileen Ng and Niniek Karmini
There is no shortage of challenges in Asia these days, from the pandemic, to Myanmar to increasing U.S.-China tensions.

How Washington Sees Southeast Asia and ASEAN
September 16, 2021

How Washington Sees Southeast Asia and ASEAN

By Luke Hunt
A conversation about why the Quad matters
How ‘Konfrontasi’ Reshaped Southeast Asian Regional Politics
September 16, 2021

How ‘Konfrontasi’ Reshaped Southeast Asian Regional Politics

By Adam Leong Kok Wey
The tensions of the 1960s served as the catalyst for the creation of today's peaceful, prosperous, and cohesive Southeast Asia.

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