August 10, 2021
Afghanistan and Central Asia’s ASEAN Moment
By Moez Hayat
The Central Asian republics can learn from the experience of Southeast Asia and use the crisis in Afghanistan to spur forward regional cooperation at a time of great power competition.
May 13, 2021
Japan’s Ambivalent Diplomacy in Myanmar
By Daisuke Akimoto
Given its political and economic influence over the Myanmar military, the Japanese government can do more to help the international community pursue non-military R2P options.
April 30, 2021
Myanmar Junta’s Diplomatic Games Need Tough Response
By John Sifton
The ASEAN summit’s failings demonstrate that standard diplomatic protocols are insufficient to deal with the Myanmar leadership.
December 31, 2020
A Conversation With the President of the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia
By Luke Hunt
Dutch freelance journalist Ate Hoekstra has hopes for a much better 2021 in Indochina.
December 08, 2020
COVID-19: A Regional Response Is Key for ASEAN
By Deepali Khanna and Nicola Nixon
Recovering from the coronavirus pandemic necessitates a robust regional response.
May 15, 2020
Kazakhstan-ASEAN Relations: Prospects for Greater Engagement
By Paradorn Rangsimaporn
Kazakhstan’s central role in China’s BRI and membership in the EAEU present new opportunities for stronger relations between Kazakhstan and ASEAN.
March 17, 2020
Pandemic Control: A New Area for ASEAN Defense Cooperation?
By Henrick Z. Tsjeng
ASEAN could modify military humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mechanisms to support regional healthcare systems in times of crisis.
October 22, 2019
South China Sea: The Disputes and Southeast Asia’s Culture of International Law
By Pham Ngoc Minh Trang
Disputes in the South China Sea are not as complicated as they may seem.
August 09, 2017
Why Resilient Cities Are Important to ASEAN's Future
By Ashvin Dayal
To sustain ASEAN’s economic progress over the next 50 years, its leaders must commit to focusing on climate change.
May 10, 2017
What Does Southeast Asia Think About the Trump Presidency?
By Catherine Putz
A recent survey depicts a dim view of U.S. regional engagement, and an opening for China.
August 14, 2015
ASEAN's Joint Communique: It's Not Just About China or the South China Sea
By Mong Palatino
The regional grouping is grappling with several other concerns as well that are worth noting.
March 03, 2015
ASEAN Has Some of World’s Tightest Religious Controls
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A report finds the region has some of the world’s worst religious restrictions.