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  • We are more than just bit players on stage: Australia to Asean

    We are more than just bit players on stage: Australia to Asean

    China, which in February signed a proclaimed deep, strategic partnership with Russia, has not condemned President Vladimir Putin's invasion, although it has offered aid and support for Ukraine.

    July 7, 2022
  • Strategic overhang

    Strategic overhang

    The geopolitical situation in Asia, as deliberations at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore last week confirmed, remains hostage to the rivalry between the USA and China.

    June 17, 2022
  • As supply chain patterns evolve, ASEAN is more relevant

    As supply chain patterns evolve, ASEAN is more relevant

    Business of all sizes is having to grapple with issues ranging from rising inflation to conflict in Europe and renewed lockdowns in China. Amid these uncertainties, commerce remains an important driver of economic growth, with Standard Chartered predicting global trade will grow by 70 per cent to $30 trillion by the end of the decade. 

    June 10, 2022
  • Japan and US hold first strategic talks on ASEAN

    Japan and US hold first strategic talks on ASEAN

    Japan and the United States held their first strategic dialogue on Southeast Asian affairs on Wednesday, as part of broader policy coordination in an area under increasing Chinese influence.

    June 2, 2022
  • ASEAN must move more quickly

    ASEAN must move more quickly

    Just over a year ago, ASEAN released its mid-term review of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025. The review reported that 54.1 per cent of the document’s line items had been completed, with another 34.2 per cent in progress. 

    June 1, 2022
  • Balancing act 

    Balancing act 

    With a combined population inching towards 700 million, ASEAN’s 10 member-states together form the world’s fifth-largest economy with a GDP of $3.2 trillion.

    May 14, 2022
  • Biden to host US-ASEAN special summit in Washington on May 12-13

    Biden to host US-ASEAN special summit in Washington on May 12-13

    United States President Joe Biden will host a special in-person summit with ASEAN leaders on May 12-13, a White House statement said Saturday.

    April 17, 2022
  • India, ASEAN approve digital work plan to combat use of stolen mobile handsets

    India, ASEAN approve digital work plan to combat use of stolen mobile handsets

    The meeting discussed and deliberated on various matters relevant to strengthening regional digital cooperation in the spirit of digital inclusion and integration.

    January 29, 2022
  • Limits of consensus

    Limits of consensus

    As a recent Brookings Institution report noted, both the USA and China “would profit from the existence of third-party mechanisms that can provide impartial information, suggest road maps for deconfliction, and outline pathways for collaboration that neither side might trust if emanating from the other”. Asean exerts more influence on China than is commonly understood, especially given its ability to inflict “reputational cost” on Beijing.

    January 18, 2022
  • India deeply committed to strengthening EAS as an Asean-led organisation: Secy East

    India deeply committed to strengthening EAS as an Asean-led organisation: Secy East

    "The draft guidelines for HADR cooperation and SoPs for Search and Rescue (SAR) for Indo-Pacific Region, are in the final stages of preparation and will be circulated to EAS countries for comments shortly,"

    November 24, 2021
  • PM Modi underlines ASEAN’s centrality in India’s Indo-Pacific vision

    PM Modi underlines ASEAN’s centrality in India’s Indo-Pacific vision

    "Due to Covid-19, all of us had to face a lot of challenges, this challenging time was also a test of the India-ASEAN friendship," PM Modi said, addressing the summit via video conferencing

    October 28, 2021
  • PM reaffirms commitment to consolidate ties with ASEAN

    PM reaffirms commitment to consolidate ties with ASEAN

    The summit will review the status of ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership and take stock of progress made in key areas including Covid-19 & Health, Trade & Commerce, Connectivity, and Education & Culture.

    October 28, 2021
  • China, ASEAN join hands in fighting Covid, boosting economic recovery

    China, ASEAN join hands in fighting Covid, boosting economic recovery

    China and ASEAN member states, especially Vietnam, have fostered practical cooperation on curbing the spread of Covid-19 and accelerating economic recovery amid the prolonged outbreaks and their devastating impacts on the region as well as the world.

    October 27, 2021
  • ‘Time of the Essence’ to end Myanmar Crisis

    ‘Time of the Essence’ to end Myanmar Crisis

    Three former Thai ambassadors and Indonesia and Malaysia-based regional experts took part in Asia News Network’s Clubhouse discussion “Can Asean help to bring peace to Myanmar?”. Pana Janviroj reports.

    May 3, 2021
  • Asean & Myanmar

    Asean & Myanmar

    Of considerable significance was the consensus that was reached on five points and suitably highlighted in the statement advanced by the “group chair”, Brunei.

    April 28, 2021
  • Sanctions prick bubble

    Sanctions prick bubble

    Myanmar has been rocked by almost daily protests since the coup and the military has intensified its attempts to crush dissent, though the UN and Western countries have condemned their takeover and the escalating violence.

    April 24, 2021
  • 17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers’ consultations held

    17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers’ consultations held

    The meeting was attended by the Trade Ministers of all the 10 ASEAN countries—Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

    August 30, 2020