Lead Researcher, Political-Security Affairs, ASEAN Studies Centre – ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute
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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.
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.
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.