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Australia's strategic opportunity
An annual survey of elite opinion in Southeast Asia points to the necessity and opportunity for Australia to lift its engagement with its immediate region. Asialink adviser Chen Chen Lee and Catherine Hooton argue that by working with like-minded powers Australia can expand ASEAN’s geostrategic options and help them avoid a binary choice between China and the US.
Myanmar matters to ASEAN, Indonesia
As pro-democracy protests in Myanmar turn lethal, Jusuf Wanandi of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta urges big powers outside the region to step aside and let the parties inside the country decide – if necessary with help from ASEAN.
The military coup in Myanmar and its impact on ASEAN
ASEAN has watched the coup in Myanmar with great concern. Four of the region's leading analysts — Pou Sothirak, Philips J. Vermonte, Herizal Hazri, Herman J. Kraft, and Thitinan Pongsudhirak — argue a return to democracy is necessary to ensure Myanmar’s integration with the world, including with its neighbours in Southeast Asia.
The Indo-Pacific Regional Architecture: the Quad, Inclusivity and ASEAN Centrality
As tensions rise between China and the Quad nations, ASEAN has the ability to leverage its centrality and encourage peaceful co-operation in the region, writes regional expert Le Trung Kien.
ASEAN’s Productive Year
Faced with growing strategic rivalry in the Indo-Pacific, and unprecedented health and economic crises this year, ASEAN might have struggled to retain its ability to bring the region together. But strategic analyst Huong Le Thu argues Vietnam’s artful chairmanship has ensured ASEAN has, for now, retained its ability to effectively channel regional cooperation.