Asean and the Indo-Pacific Outlook
Frederick Kliem

At the just-concluded 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Bangkok, the regional bloc filled a void in the ongoing international Indo-Pacific debate. Various regional actors had previously released their own Indo-Pacific strategies and concepts, suggesting a redefinition of geo-strategic Asia.

ASEAN Secretariat needs more bite
Sathish Govind

With Asean centrality under siege, the grouping has made many attempts to find ways of keeping Asean relevant, including theories of how to balance the sphere of influence between China and the US in the region.