Last week’s US-ASEAN Partnership Forum highlighted the Trump administration’s efforts to deepen economic ties to the region. But it will not seek to mirror China’s Belt and Road, nor Europe’s plan to make economic cooperation contingent on the upholding of human rights.
North Korea and Vietnam have a lot in common including their Communist roots and a history of conflict with the US. Could the former learn lessons from the latter’s development?
Political tensions in the South China Sea are creating an environmental disaster. Can claimants put aside their differences and tackle environmental threats before fishing stocks collapse?
LinkedinTwitterFacebook0Seoul believes that increased ASEAN involvement with North Korea will help rapprochement. Some ASEAN members, however, are cautious about becoming further embroiled in the Korean…
Around 1.2 billion more people will migrate to urban areas in Asia over the next three to four decades. If the Paris climate agreement is to be a success, it is cities that must drive green solutions.
ASEAN leaders will convene in Singapore for the 33rd ASEAN summit this week. Making progress towards an effective Code of Conduct on the South China Sea should top the agenda.
US-Chinese trade has traditional kept relations cordial between the two powers. Under Trump, this is changing.
South Korea is building closer links with countries in Southeast Asia. They should welcome the opportunity to widen their diplomatic, economic, and military ties.
The IMD’s 2018 World Competitiveness Rankings are out. They may provide a reality check for some ASEAN nations.
While the US has partnerships with most members of ASEAN, they need to do more to maintain influence in the region.