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.
Robin Ramcharan of the Asia Centre in Bangkok offers an approach for strengthening democratization in the region.