Senior Fellow, ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute; Managing Editor, Fulcrum
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Avoiding Divots in the U.S. Pivot to Asia
While the Americans have made noticeable progress in their “pivot” to Asia, the crux of successful regional engagement rests on Washington’s ability to work with and around China’s indisputable links and influence in this part of the world, while managing its own relationship with Beijing, writes William Choong.
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.
Southeast Asian responses to AUKUS: arms racing, non-proliferation and regional stability
AUKUS is a wake-up call to ASEAN that it needs to be more proactive on security issues and cannot take its centrality for granted, write William Choong and Ian Storey.