US-China: Not a trade war, more an ice age

16 July, 2018
By Pauline Loong | 15 July 2018

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 16-22 July 2018 The festering hostilities between China and the United States have finally boiled over. What’s next is not so much a trade war or even a cold

ASEAN is back, and that is good news for Australia

20 March, 2018
By Prof. Anthony Milner | 18 March 2018

Originally published in the Australian Financial Review on 18 March 2018. Over the past week Australia has been building engagement with the neighbours. The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit was the climax, but the program of

The state of Asean-EU relations

19 March, 2018
By Prof. Dr. Jörn Dosch | 19 March 2018

Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 19 – 25 March 2018 edition. ASEAN-EU relations are of a special quality in international relations as they bring together two of the most advanced regional integration mechanisms

Loong on China: Chinese investment: ASEAN’s strong hand

27 December, 2017
By Pauline Loong | 25 December 2017

Loong on China: Chinese investment: ASEAN’s strong hand  Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 25th – 31st December edition. China’s Belt-Road programme is breath-taking in its ambitious vision of how the world’s economic and financial

Advancing ASEAN in the Digital Age

20 November, 2017
By Dato' Sri Nazir Razak | 20 November 2017

Advancing ASEAN in the Digital Age Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 20th – 26th October edition. As we celebrate ASEAN’s 50th anniversary, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has dawned upon us, with technologies

Loong on China: China’s Party Congress – Should ASEAN care?  

30 October, 2017
By Pauline Loong | 30 October 2017

Loong on China: China’s Party Congress – Should ASEAN care?   Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 30th October edition. The Chinese Communist Party has confirmed a second term for President Xi Jinping as its

Are central banks in ASEAN in a sweet spot?

13 September, 2017
By Debapriya Mukherjee, CFA | 12 September 2017

The inflation conundrum In recent months, we have been observing a rise in growth with low inflation numbers. The puzzle is that inflation remains tepid amid rising growth with labor markets near full employment.