A Biden Administration will see strong headwinds as it pertains to Washington’s relations with Manila.
ASEAN Centrality would not be very meaningful if intra-ASEAN trade remains shallow.
During the Covid-19 crisis, Australia has doubled down on its support for ASEAN centrality in the Indo-Pacific. The ASEAN-Australia partnership has emerged stronger than ever.
Quarantine-free travel in Southeast Asia is unlikely anytime soon, but regional countries can double efforts to move travel bubbles into bigger travel balloons.
In this special contribution to Fulcrum, Admiral Philip Davidson, commander of US Indo-Pacific Command, stresses that the US’ largest geographic combatant command will continue to work with allies and partners across the region, particularly those in Southeast Asia. He argues that there is a growing “strategic convergence” between the US and the region.
ASEAN member states have made notable achievements in attaining their Sustainable Development Goals, but more needs to be done in areas such as environmental sustainability.
Modern Malaysia’s definitive communal policy agenda should be reoriented not retired.
Alibaba’s latest foray into Malaysia will bring a raft of e-commerce opportunities to the country. But there are concerns about its pervasive presence in the country and the possible impact on competition.
A reactivated First Fleet would boost the US naval presence in Asia, and demands on America’s allies and security partners in Asia.
The China-US new normal maybe more stable and less worrying for Southeast Asia than commonly thought.