14th ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Dialogue
The 14th ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand (AANZ) Dialogue was convened online via Zoom on the 9th and 10th March 2022 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm GMT+8.
The 14th AANZ Dialogue was structured around three 90-minute moderated sessions. It focused on the changing dynamics within ASEAN and between ASEAN and their dialogue partners. These conversations were largely shaped by the emergence of new minilateral arrangements such as the Quad and nearby geopolitical conflicts such as the situation in Myanmar.
Session 1 saw a robust mix of senior academics and practitioners from Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, who were able to draw on their experiences and knowledge to put forward questions and suggestions on the evolving dynamics among ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand. Participants from
Session 2 consisted mostly of well-seasoned academics from Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia. They discussed the growing prominence of authoritarian practices in Southeast Asia and the limitations found in ASEAN’s existing means of managing them.
Session 3 also saw the participation of academics from Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Matters discussed included the impact of minilateral initiatives and geopolitical competition on ASEAN-centric mechanisms and the importance of maintaining stability through cooperation.
The Dialogue saw robust attendance by participants from various backgrounds, including government officials, academics, journalists and analysts. A total of 65 attendees and 20 role-players attended the two-day event.