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Reviewing the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship
December 30, 2017
Reviewing the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship
ASEAN made gains on defense diplomacy, but challenges remain for 2018 and beyond.
Reviewing the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship
US, Australia, Japan Jointly Challenge China on South China Sea Issue
August 09, 2017
US, Australia, Japan Jointly Challenge China on South China Sea Issue
The three countries jointly called for China and the Philippines to abide by last year's arbitral ruling.
US, Australia, Japan Jointly Challenge China on South China Sea Issue
Did China 'Win' at the Manila ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Summit?
August 08, 2017
Did China 'Win' at the Manila ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Summit?
China welcomes the ASEAN joint communique and expresses confidences in the prospects for China-ASEAN relations
Did China 'Win' at the Manila ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Summit?
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
August 05, 2017
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
As ASEAN nears its 50th anniversary, what challenges does it face as a regional organization?
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
August 17, 2016
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
We need to be clear-eyed about both progress made and the challenges that remain.
Beware the Illusion of China-ASEAN South China Sea Breakthroughs
Explaining China's New 'Commitments' on the South China Sea
September 11, 2015
Explaining China's New 'Commitments' on the South China Sea
At the August ASEAN meetings, China unveiled its "five commitments" on the South China Sea. What changed?
Explaining China's New 'Commitments' on the South China Sea
Taiwan and Its South China Sea Peace Initiative
August 28, 2015
Taiwan and Its South China Sea Peace Initiative
President Ma Ying-jeou’s South China Sea Peace Initiative merits global attention.
Taiwan and Its South China Sea Peace Initiative
China Should Not Declare New South China Sea ADIZ: Top Chinese Expert
July 22, 2015
China Should Not Declare New South China Sea ADIZ: Top Chinese Expert
One of the country's leading experts admits this should be on Beijing’s ‘should not do’ list.
China Should Not Declare New South China Sea ADIZ: Top Chinese Expert
Road from Shangri-La: South China Sea Situation Report
June 05, 2015
Road from Shangri-La: South China Sea Situation Report
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Franz-Stefan Gady discuss tensions in the South China Sea with Greg Austin.
Road from Shangri-La: South China Sea Situation Report
Does Asia Need a New Maritime Organization Beyond ASEAN?
February 24, 2015
Does Asia Need a New Maritime Organization Beyond ASEAN?
Some are calling for a new institution to manage Asia’s maritime disputes.
Does Asia Need a New Maritime Organization Beyond ASEAN?
China Nixes South China Sea Discussions at Defense Meeting
February 18, 2015
China Nixes South China Sea Discussions at Defense Meeting
Once again, China is trying to block multilateral discussions over the South China Sea.
China Nixes South China Sea Discussions at Defense Meeting
China Offers $20 Billion in Loans to ASEAN
November 15, 2014
China Offers $20 Billion in Loans to ASEAN
China offers increased economic incentives for its Southeast Asian neighbors to overlook territorial disputes.
China Offers $20 Billion in Loans to ASEAN
Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Grand Strategy
September 11, 2014
Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Grand Strategy
Cambodia needs to step up its foreign policy, if it is to play a more active role in the region.
Cambodia’s Foreign Policy Grand Strategy
Joko Looks to Japan to Boost Indonesia’s Regional Influence
August 12, 2014
Joko Looks to Japan to Boost Indonesia’s Regional Influence
Indonesia needs an investment and security partner to assert itself in Southeast Asia.
Joko Looks to Japan to Boost Indonesia’s Regional Influence
Code of Conduct for South China Sea Unlikely, Yet ASEAN Made Progress
August 11, 2014
Code of Conduct for South China Sea Unlikely, Yet ASEAN Made Progress
All parties showed interest in conciliation, even if a COC was simply a prop to further dialogue.
Code of Conduct for South China Sea Unlikely, Yet ASEAN Made Progress
China Rejects Proposed ‘Freeze’ on Provocative South China Sea Moves
August 05, 2014
China Rejects Proposed ‘Freeze’ on Provocative South China Sea Moves
A Chinese official dismissed the U.S. and Philippines' call for a freeze on provocative moves in disputed maritime areas.
China Rejects Proposed ‘Freeze’ on Provocative South China Sea Moves
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