ASEAN

ASEAN and Australia beyond 50

Australia, as ASEAN’s longest-standing partner, should support its multilateralism, look for opportunities to deepen the relationship, and show area-specific leadership in Southeast Asia, Huong Le Thu writes.

Regional roundup spotlights Australia’s key relationships

Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360 event last Tuesday, a panel of academics broke down Australia’s key regional relationships, starting in Southeast Asia.

Smaller, but enmeshed: Why Australia needs to make ASEAN an even stronger priority

Australia’s preoccupation with the US-China dynamic in recent years is unsurprising — given its historic relationship with America and the size of economic engagement with China.

Naval Modernization in Southeast Asia: Under the Shadow of Army Dominance? - Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 39, No. 1 (2017)

Using a historical institutionalist approach, this article addresses the future of Southeast Asia’s naval forces. Much analysis on this subject

Asean’s response to Chinese militarisation in the South China Sea? Keep quiet and carry on

Huong Le Thu says the recent summit demonstrates yet again why sweeping contentious issues such as the South China Sea under the carpet will only doom the grouping to irrelevanc

Has ASEAN given up on tackling the South China Sea issue?

Huong Le Thu writes that the current consensus suggests that ASEAN given up on tackling the South China Sea issue.

SDSC scholars on managing the great powers in Southeast Asia

A collection of papers and contributors in a Special Forum, recently published in the Asan Forum, examines recent thinking in Australia and three states in ASEAN—Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. The coverage reaches beyond their attitudes to the Sino-US struggle over sovereignty and freedom of navigation to broader questions of foreign policy, emphasizing how domestic leadership is impacting strategic choices as the regional security situation grows more dangerous.

US–China rivalry: does Asia have to choose?

Can America preserve the US-led regional order by resisting China’s challenge to replace it with ‘a new model of great-power relations’?

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