19 articles found : Show all articles
Saving ASEAN's Mission for Myanmar
The Myanmar crisis presents ASEAN with a test of its relevance and cohesion in solving politically sensitive regional problems, writes Muhammad Waffaa Kharisma. This week’s ASEAN summit in Jakarta struggled to paper over differences and keep consensus alive.
Seventy Years on, the Korean War Still Resonates
Seven decades after the signing of the Korean War armistice there are lessons to be drawn for a region that faces a continuing risk of armed conflict, writes John Blaxland.
Stronger Indonesia-Australia Ties are a Necessity
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has made a priority of relations with Australia – he must ensure his successors see stronger ties as “not only our destiny given geographical proximity, but also a necessity”, writes Muhammad Habib Abiyan Dzakwan.
India and the Global Balance of Power
Despite the fanfare of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, India and the US seem fated not for marriage but for a long-term partnership – one that might last only as long as both countries remain preoccupied with China, writes Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
The Return of the Warlords
A hundred years ago, it was China, not Russia, that was weakened by chronic conflict between private armies. Rana Mitter writes that the collective memory of that period is one reason why China’s leaders are determined to keep military force firmly under the ruling Communist Party’s control.