The continued challenges of a changing economic environment are not new to the Asean+3 region, which consists of the 10 Asean members plus China (including Hong Kong), Japan and Korea.
The United States will work with like-minded nations, from India to the Pacific islands, to advance their shared interests, writes Mike Pence.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Summit is being held at a time of enormous global and regional geopolitical uncertainty.
Deepfake technology can enable users anywhere to fabricate video of virtually anyone, doing and saying anything. With the help of artificial intelligence, the technology allows users to combine and superimpose images on to existing source video.
Changing geopolitical realities in the region have brought about a renewed interest in the Bay of Bengal. Can BIMSTEC utilise the momentum to remodel itself as a grouping to be reckoned with?
Most economic forecasts suggest that a recession in China will hurt everyone, but that the pain would be more regionally confined than would be the case for a deep recession in the United States. Unfortunately, that may be wishful thinking argues Kenneth Rogoff.
Asia Pacific has made broad progress against malaria, but the gains are fragile. Without intervention, the massive trade in fake or substandard medicines throughout the region puts a malaria-free future at risk, write Benjamin Rolfe and Lelio Marmora.
This week the Asia-Pacific region is joining the rest of the world to raise awareness about the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in humans, animals and agriculture.
The running mate of the Indonesian president is remembered for his hand in toppling Jakarta governor Ahok on charges of blasphemy. Is this President Joko Widodo’s secret formula for mobilising the electorally critical Islamic constituency?
Six years in the making, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is slated to become an Asean-centric, comprehensive free trade area.
The political landscape in Washington has changed, quite remarkably, and American politics is going to be more divided. With messy politics at home, US’s global leadership will be adversely affected.
A few years back, the world was shocked by the political developments in Europe which saw the rise of right-wing nationalism across several countries in the continent.
The challenges associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are coinciding with the rapid emergence of ecological constraints, the advent of an increasingly multipolar international order, and rising inequality.
Will the US make Asia feel secure? It is an indisputable fact that the presence of the US has been the cornerstone of balance of power, stability and security of Asia and the Pacific for over half a century.
The world is embarking on a new era of high uncertainty and risks. The unfolding trade frictions between the US and China has caused unprecedented disruption to the global trade system. Such disruption was not seen since the end of the Cold War.
For the past 14 years, the small Gulf nation of Bahrain has convened sheikhs, soldiers, statesmen, and the occasional humble researcher for the IISS Manama Dialogue to discuss matters of strategy in the Middle East.
One of the worst clichés of US politics is that the next election tomorrow is the most important ever/in your lifetime/in recent history, and so on.
In the face of headwinds from global economic crises and trade wars, ambitious reforms are a must for Malaysia’s new government. But Stewart Nixon writes there are questions about Malaysia’s economic policy direction with the release of the Mid-Term Review of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan.
As China and the United States continue to challenge the rules-based order, small states will certainly suffer. But they are not the only states at risk. Middle-sized and aspiring powers should be concerned about this change.
Rural areas of Asia and Africa where children lack access to high-quality educational opportunities tend to also be energy poor.
The United States’ perennially controversial relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been rocked over the past few weeks by the explosive allegation that the Saudi authorities orchestrated the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The 2018 US midterm elections will be held in one week. The Democratic Party still has an edge, but the question is how much actual impact the so-called blue wave has, the key momentum of which is identity politics – a popular concept in US politics.
As was recalled a few weeks ago at the UN General Assembly, a strident call was made by Prime Minister Hun Sen to preserve international relations within the framework of international institutions and international agreements that is summarised under the term multilateralism.
The tenth anniversary of the global financial crisis has provided the occasion for serious reflection about the prevention and resolution of financial and economic crises, and whether the key lessons from the crisis have been addressed.
On the surface, it seems that Thailand has been able to exploit its relationship with China to offset Western sanctions.
Since the Sulawesi quake and tsunami, Asean member states have agreed to increase financial contributions to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations (HADR).
Understanding that the Belt and Road Initiative is here to stay, Japanese engagement can shape the massive investments and get more business for its companies.
Yesterday was the 95th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey and Ayda Unlu reminds that the country has been a leading actor in humanitarian diplomacy through its official development and humanitarian aid.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has made former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa premier after sacking Ranil Wickramasinghe. South Asia expert Siegfried O Wolf spoke to DW about the country’s resulting constitutional crisis.
The recent announcement at the Singapore International Cyber Week 2018 (SICW 2018) that the Republic would propose a mechanism to enhance Asean cyber coordination highlights the group’s willingness to chart a way forward on rules for state behaviour in cyberspace.