Japan to the rescue?

27 August, 2019
By Imran Shamsunahar | 27 August 2019

It’s fair to say that ASEAN is finding itself in between a rock and a hard place. With the trade war between the US and China seeing no sign of concluding, the region’s export-oriented

ASEAN should emulate China’s GBA eco-civilisation concept

20 August, 2019
By Chandran Nair | 20 August 2019

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 19th – 25th August 2019 edition. I have recently been working in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), evaluating how the concept of the “eco-civilisation” – an objective of the

Great Expectations and the Belt-Road Backlash

23 May, 2019
By Pauline Loong | 23 May 2019

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 20th – 26th February 2019 edition. Countries do not have perpetual friends or perpetual enemies – only perpetual interests. That was as true in Lord Palmerston’s time as it

China’s economy: surviving, not quite thriving

20 February, 2019
By Pauline Loong | 20 February 2019

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 18th – 24th February 2019 edition. The Chinese economy is not about to implode despite the alarming media headlines of late. Things are not that bad … but they

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