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Our signature ASEAN push – good strategy, but difficult
The headline news for Australia out of this week’s G20 in Bali was the meeting between Anthony Albanese and Xi Jinping. The prospect of repair in relations between Australia and China is an overdue development and in the interest of both sides.
The End of ASEAN as We Know It
Geopolitical shifts have exposed new divisions in ASEAN, and the group’s continued relevance will depend on its ability to set more realistic goals, writes Thitinan Pongsudhirak.
The Challenges of Expansion: Timor-Leste and ASEAN
Timor-Leste’s accension to ASEAN will be challenging for the organisation, but it is essential to reduce the country’s economic and strategic vulnerabilities, writes Maria Ortuoste.
55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting: Much ado about everything (or nothing)?
The annual ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meetings concluded last week in the midst of a string of regional and global security challenges. ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute analysts Sharon Seah, Joanne Lin and Melinda Martinus highlight six key takeaways from the meetings.
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.