What is at stake for the isolated Southeast Asian nation?
Indonesia and its leader Joko Widodo could play an important role in brokering a deal with Naypyidaw.
The pandemic has given rise to an unstable bipolarity that, if left to deteriorate, could pave the way to a multipolar future.
Japan could demonstrate how a middle power can successfully set a path through the treacherous terrain of the great power rivalry.
Washington must consider India’s key role in challenging China, both within and outside the emerging Quad framework.
Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.
Diplomacy is not working and Myanmar, now under military rule and isolated by the international community, seems disinterested.
There is growing evidence that private Chinese entrepreneurs operating in the continent do benefit from their connections with the Chinese state.
How and why the legacy of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the election results and a Social Democrat-led coalition government may change the German and EU approach to East Asia
How the bloc tackles this difficult diplomatic test as well as related complicated challenges will determine the global role and status of the EU.
While the two parties share many interests on which their cooperation is based, they still diverge significantly in their approaches to technology and data.
ASEAN has been put in an increasingly difficult position if it is to preserve its neutrality, assert its much-prized centrality in the region, and maintain cohesion.
Disruptions and disputes among the major powers with interests in the region should not hinder deeper cooperation if all players focus on trade and investment.