Can ASEAN Find a Role in the Rapidly Evolving Indo-Pacific Reconfiguration?
By David Cohen and Alexandra Koch
The Southeast Asian bloc needs to re-examine its foundational principles in order to keep pace with a quickly changing region.
ASEAN Summits Highlight Familiar Shortcomings
By Sebastian Strangio
The bloc managed to adopt stronger language on the conflict in Myanmar, but remains adrift in the South China Sea.
Military-Ruled Myanmar Won’t Be Allowed to Lead ASEAN in 2026
By Niniek Karmini and Jim Gomez
Myanmar's top generals were again barred from attending this year's summit, and now the decision has been made to retract their hosting privileges for 2026.
Bilahari Kausikan on Why Singapore Is Still Not an Island
By Nigel Li
In a new book, the outspoken former diplomat offers his prescriptions for a world, and a region, in flux.
The Problems With Bilahari Kausikan’s ‘ASEAN Realism’
By David Hutt
The outspoken former Singaporean diplomat's latest dispatch flies very wide off the mark.
Indonesia Warns Nuclear Weapons Put Southeast Asia a ‘Miscalculation Away’ From Disaster
By Edna Tarigan and Niniek Karmini
Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi urged nuclear weapons states to join ASEAN's regional nuclear-free zone.
ASEAN Meetings Open Under Shadow of Myanmar, Maritime Tensions
By Sebastian Strangio
This week’s string of regional meetings will also see the involvement of dialogue partners including China, Russia, and the United States.
ASEAN Needs a Repatriation Plan for a Taiwan Contingency
By Abdul Rahman Yaacob and Muhammad Faizal
ASEAN would not be insulated from any damaging consequences arising from a Taiwan Strait conflict, particularly when it comes to their citizens working in Taiwan.
AUKUS, Southeast Asia, and the Indo-Pacific: Beyond Cyclical Perception Management?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A key question about the trilateral security agreement is how it will eventually fit within the broader regional security architecture.
Searching for Guardrails: A Vietnamese Perspective on Strategic Equilibrium Amid Uncertainty
By Vu Le Thai Hoang and Ngo Di Lan
The onus is on Southeast Asian countries to seize the initiative and collectively assert their role in shaping a regional order in a state of flux.
Supporting Timor-Leste’s ASEAN Membership Should Be a Priority for Its Friends
By Melissa Conley Tyler and Parker Novak
Other countries can support Timor-Leste in the bureaucratic development needed to attend and contribute meaningfully to ASEAN’s numerous annual meetings.
India, ASEAN Hold First Maritime Exercises
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India has long used its navy to build ties with maritime nations in the Indo-Pacific, but this exercise steps up collaboration by tying up with ASEAN as a group.