While ASEAN welcomes great-power and partner support, member states are wary not to push Beijing too far.
Beijing is now seeking to turn the tide in its favor through fresh narratives centering on China’s goodwill in providing public goods for international cooperation.
A look at how the Belt and Road has put China in a more influential and favorable position than its critics would allow.
The pitfalls of a US Indo-Pacific strategy
The authors of two reports by the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security in Washington, DC, highlight their key findings.
Given the challenge of finding the right drugs to treat malaria and the impact of climate change on its spread, scholars explore the malaria-cancer connection.
The economic downturn has prompted large-scale layoffs and deportations, and the unprecedented wave of returnees will have dramatic implications for national development.
For the ASEAN community as a whole to benefit from technology, economics should not be the sole determining driver.
Financial crises, rapid technological advances, shifting competitive advantages, and the pandemic are straining emerging Asian economies.
Running the government while finding ways to work with the powerful military has been made more complicated by Covid-19 and the resulting economic challenges.
While RCEP is useful and highlights the benefits of lower trade restrictions, it is not a major breakthrough.
APEC should lay out a strategic framework that sets a positive direction for reform and growth for the region and gives businesses the confidence to plan for the future.
Apart from collaboration in health and medicine, ASEAN has been inconsistent – even confrontational – in matters where cooperation would be the best course of action.
Is Cambodia's dependency on China profitable and sustainable?
The push-and-pull between China and the US is applying more and more pressure on ASEAN neutrality. Can ASEAN maintain its centrality?
In Southeast Asia, rampant corruption has fueled an illegal trade in plastic waste, a source of much pollution through dumping, leaching and burning.