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Building peace in Asia: It's not the "Asian Way"
China’s “Asian way” is an all-embracing idea and a coded language to discredit other countries’ actions that are deemed harmful to China’s strategic interests, writes Hoang Thi Ha.
Can Indonesia provide much-needed leadership in ASEAN?
Indonesia's various moves on the foreign policy front suggest that it is preparing for a robust role as ASEAN Chair when it takes over the regional grouping's leadership in 2023. However, as Joanne Lin writes, its ambitious ideas for revitalising ASEAN will meet headwinds regionally and globally.
ASEAN needs to uphold principles, not neutrality, in Ukraine war
ASEAN's historic commitment to neutrality prompted a muted response to Russia's attack on Ukraine. Huong Le Thu argues trying to remain impartial when one country is "bombing unarmed civilians of another country" does nothing to preserve the principle of neutrality.
Is ASEAN a toothless tiger in the face of Ukraine crisis?
ASEAN says that it is ‘deeply concerned’ about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but it has stopped short of condemning Moscow. The statement by the grouping reflects varied perspectives among member states. But it is important for smaller states in ASEAN to uphold the aegis of international law, write Joanne Lin and William Choong.
What is China bringing to the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with ASEAN
The leaders of ASEAN met China’s top leader Xi Jinping this week in their new capacity as Comprehensive Strategic Partners. Joanne Lin writes the conclusion of drawn-out negotiations on a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea would add some real substance to strategic partnership.