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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.
Vietnam’s Reform Challenge
War in Ukraine, pandemic, and heightened strategic competition are driving the need for more vigorous reform in Vietnam, writes Nguyen Quang Dy. But is the Communist Party leadership up to the task?
Xi Jinping’s Radioactive Friend
Instead of weakening the United States and bolstering China’s geopolitical standing, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has accomplished the exact opposite, writes Charles Tannock. As Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares for an unprecedented third term, the growing desperation of Russian President Vladimir Putin serves as a cautionary tale.
Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The China Trade Dilemma
Despite China’s resort to politically inspired trade sanctions in recent years, its record of compliance with international trade rules might not be as bad as often depicted and point to a way forward for Australia’s biggest trade relationship – deeper rules-based engagement, write James Laurenceson and Weihuan Zhou.