Diverse perspectives on the idea of ‘Indo-Pacific’ are resulting in a lack of clarity on this concept. As a framework, the Indo-Pacific seeks to create a connected multipolar Asia that must be governed by commonly agreed international norms, rules and practices.
Amid today’s global conflicts, debasement of public debate, attacks on democratic institutions, and escalating geopolitical tensions, it is hard to find much cause for hope.
The year of 2019 finally arrives. It will be a fair year for countries which are willing and able to collectively address challenges.
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s official visits to Lao PDR and Vietnam last week signifies a new era in Cambodia’s foreign policy priorities.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Summit is being held at a time of enormous global and regional geopolitical uncertainty.
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?
Maintaining a flexible, stable equilibrium between key strategic and economic partners is a matter of long-term survival for a small nation like Cambodia.
The power shifts are real and Asean needs to adjust to survive and stay relevant.
As other powers rise, Asean is at risk of losing its collective commitment to a shared vision for the region and a common stance on geopolitical issues.
Cambodia-US ties are at all-time low. The people of both countries must be empowered to restore trust and normalize their relationship.
China will be happy to have partners as it faces the United States in the emerging global trade war.
The recent 51st Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in Singapore saw progress on the South China Sea issue.
Global finance leaders call for stepped-up dialogue to prevent trade tensions.
The trade war between China and the US began on July 6. China announced that its countermeasures against US protectionist tariffs took effect at noon.
The world is fragmenting. Uncertainties and risks are ascending and people are increasingly anxious about their future.
Will China soon be the world’s leading economic and geopolitical power? Has it achieved this status already, as some suppose? And if the answer to either question is yes, what are the global implications for the future of democracy?
Asean is at a critical juncture. Whether it progresses or withers largely depends on the capacity of Asean to envision its role in a fluid global geopolitical environment.
The multilateralisation approach remains Asean’s best way forward as it faces challenges for deeper regional integration, argues Jayant Menon.
Aside from an unconvincing nod to humanitarianism, Mr Trump’s only rationale for deploying US military capabilities seems to have been that Mr Obama did not respond to Assad.