China is trying to manipulate international dispute resolution mechanisms to sew confusion and further its economic interests in the South China Sea. Its diplomatic and military activities are pushing the region closer to the brink of conflict.
A recent Wall Street Journal report uncovered a secret agreement between China and Cambodia which would see Beijing assume partial control of Ream naval base. The road to this critical juncture is littered with missed diplomatic opportunities.
Laos borrowed heavily from China to finance key infrastructure and development projects. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith claims the debts are manageable. Is he right?
The Supreme Court of the Philippines issued a challenge to President Duterte after being petitioned by fishermen over environmental concerns in the South China Sea.
WeChat is an effective tool for NGOs in the fight against human trafficking. It provides a communication lifeline to women and girls deserted by the Burmese government.
For decades, China and the US have battled to gain strong footholds in Southeast Asia. As China makes gains and the US drops back, how can ASEAN respond?
ASEAN was not hospitable to the Uyghur population when they arrived as refugees. But as the full extent of China’s mass incarceration policy comes to light, ASEAN nations have the opportunity to make amends.
Malaysia has banned imports of non-recyclable waste. It is time other countries followed suit and tried to solve waste problems instead of moving them elsewhere?
Recent market shifts in China have raised serious concerns regarding the long-term stability of P2P lending. But ASEAN is not China. It will not suffer the same fate.
Despite making extensive concessions to Beijing, the Philippines has not received much in return. What looked like an appealing marriage, has become an abusive relationship.