The recent altercation in the South China Sea between Chinese and Philippine vessels underscores the need for science diplomacy and cooperation in fisheries management
Given their common interests and challenges, countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific should foster closer ties
An assessment of Beijing’s signature foreign economic policy program and its impact and future in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, and Pakistan
A look at Indonesia’s efforts to get a handle on its mounting waste production problem and engage the public to achieve sustainable waste management
While China and ASEAN are each other’s largest trading partner, they have not reached an agreement to liberalize cross-border data flows essential for digital commerce
Key economies must focus on regional integration and promoting greater collaboration in the necessary governance to address pressing global challenges.
Come what looks to be the trickiest summit ever, President Joko Widodo could bolster the G20’s relevance and Asia’s profile in world affairs.
ASEAN members may find the IPEF an attractive platform for advancing economic engagement with the US.
Leaders have focused on short-term needs and benefits without addressing long-term implications.
The pandemic has given rise to an unstable bipolarity that, if left to deteriorate, could pave the way to a multipolar future.
Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.
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.
This is especially pertinent in this time of economic hardship for many women in the region.
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.