Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.
Why did the announcement of the OECD's ground-breaking global minimum tax proposal have little effect on markets?
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.
Standing in the way are historical and systemic obstacles, not least corruption and environmental decay.
Are Indonesia’s diplomats in danger of being influenced by those who shout loudest on Twitter and Facebook?
The country may be better served if President Joko Widodo signals a commitment to democracy by not running for a third term.
The concern should not be about the level of debt but about how the country deploys the financing and whether it is able to implement further structural reforms.
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.
The pitfalls of a US Indo-Pacific strategy
For the ASEAN community as a whole to benefit from technology, economics should not be the sole determining driver.
A new dangerous kind of nationalism amalgamating underlying global challenges is on the rise: vaccine nationalism.
The push-and-pull between China and the US is applying more and more pressure on ASEAN neutrality. Can ASEAN maintain its centrality?
Europe might have done better to conduct a more informal, consultative approach involving all stakeholders instead of a unilateral ban on palm oil imports.
The purpose of the Chiang Mai Initiative should be renewed and deploying it would be a step towards ASEAN regional financial integration.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome, which has long been linked to polluted air, has been a major cause of Covid-19-related deaths.