Is it time for an Asean defence pact?
Sathish Govind

Cambodia’s military alliance with China could inspire Asean member states to align themselves with other major powers, a move that threatens to destabilise the bloc’s centrality unless a pact is put in place

Japan-ASEAN economic partnership boosted
Sok Chan

Last Saturday, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan signed the first protocol to amend the comprehensive economic partnership (AJCEP) to expand trade, goods and services, and investments among member states and Japan.