May 04, 2021
Business Moguls and Chinese (Soft) Power: The ‘Huaren’ of Southeast Asia
By Laura Grunberg
China's rise has come with increased outreach to the diaspora in Southeast Asia - and at times increased headaches for ethnic Chinese.
February 20, 2021
Is China’s COVID-19 Diplomacy Working in Southeast Asia?
By Dingding Chen
A recent poll suggests a mixed picture for China.
January 15, 2021
China’s Goals for Wang Yi’s Southeast Asian Tour
By Nian Peng
The foreign minister’s trip was about much more than COVID-19 vaccines.
October 16, 2020
Hedging, Over Commitment, and the Escalating Risk of Conflict in Southeast Asia
By Hunter Marston and Thomas Bruce
The U.S.-China rivalry is turning Southeast Asia into a major potential flashpoint.
September 23, 2020
Sebastian Strangio on Southeast Asia ‘in the Dragon’s Shadow’
By Shannon Tiezzi
A conversation on China's influence and image in the region.
August 05, 2020
Donald Emmerson on Southeast Asia’s Approach to China
By Shannon Tiezzi
Emmerson discusses the South China Sea, the U.S.-China competition, and COVID-19 as factors in the region's relations with China.
June 04, 2020
ASEAN Must Make the Best of Its New Centrality in China’s Diplomacy
By Marina Kaneti
The countries of Southeast Asia have the rare chance to leverage Beijing’s language of interdependence in addressing pressing issues, such as the Belt and Road and South China Sea.
March 11, 2020
Is COVID-19 Eroding China’s Influence in Southeast Asia?
By Robert Bociaga
Amid the epidemic, people are banned from traveling, goods shelved and investments stalled.
November 21, 2018
Japan’s Foreign Policy in the Mekong Region
By Carl Lentz
Geoeconomics in action in Southeast Asia.
May 04, 2018
Winning Hearts on China’s Belt and Road
By Gatra Priyandita and Trissia Wijaya
Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative needs to win hearts, not just projects, in Southeast Asia.
March 08, 2018
India’s Maritime Pivot to the East
By Joshy M. Paul
India can become a reliable and trusted partner for Southeast Asia and a counterweight to Chinese dominance.
November 28, 2017
The Belt and Road Initiative and China's Southeast Asia Diplomacy
By Xue Li and Li Yongke
Ranking China's potential BRI partners in Southeast Asia.