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A statement on the South China Sea ruling

Indonesia foreign policy experts call for respect and restraint.

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ASEAN’s South China Sea ulcer

South China Sea a health risk and needs to be confronted sooner rather than later.

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Judgement day won’t bring the end of times

South China Sea ruling between Philippines and China can lead to diplomatic solutions.

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Graft games

How corruption fuels Southeast Asia's democratic deficit.

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Brexit serves as a warning to ASEAN

An ascendant Asia doesn’t guarantee ASEAN’s survival

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What Brexit means for ASEAN

Split between UK and EU will have economic, political and psychological repercussions for Southeast Asia.

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ASEAN can’t afford to be hollow on regional tensions

Southeast Asian states need to maintain unity or risk irrelevance in the face of growing tensions and rivalry in the South China Sea.

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The ASEAN experiment

Nicholas Farrelly and Kishore Mahbubani on the organisation's past, present and future.

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The go-to site on Southeast Asia

Peter Drysdale, co-founder of East Asia Forum reflects on New Mandala's first decade.

The headquarter of Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) in Jalan Sisingamangaraja No.70A, South Jakarta, Indonesia.

The future of the EU-ASEAN relationship

Carlo Filippini on the key differences between ASEAN and the EU and the relationship's trajectory.

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ASEAN deconstructs

A multilateral mess that threatens the region's security.

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Ritualism and the erosion of human rights

States in the Asia-Pacific increasingly pay lip service to protections they sign up to.

ASEAN leaders gather for a family photo with U.S. President Obama after a US-ASEAN meeting at the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur

Self-interest and the spectre of Beijing at Sunnylands

US-ASEAN summit shows that a new Cold War mindset is descending on Asia.

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Recognising restrictive regimes

US-ASEAN Summit sends bad signal for rights across the region, writes Caitlin McCaffrie.

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Democratic contraction in Southeast Asia

Bridget Welsh surveys the rise of a worrying trend in the region.

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An ASEAN devoid of its community

Human rights is being left out of the ASEAN narrative.

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ASEAN adjusts to a new democratic phenomenon

Why the region should welcome Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's new government.

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ASEAN’s community moving in circles

Regional organisation continues to stumble in its quest for further integration.

No longer the odd man out. Myanmar President Thein Sein (third from right) with Southeast Asian leaders at the 24th ASEAN summit. Photo by AFP.

ASEAN and the vote

The regional organisation has little say but much to gain with Myanmar’s elections Sunday.

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Sea folly and US-China relations

Provocative patrols no way to turn the tide in contested South China Sea.

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Challenging China and preserving order

Beijing’s moves in the South China Sea need to be met with an assertive ‘costs imposing’ strategy.

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Wave of rhetoric on South China Sea sets dangerous tone

US and Australia must work with ASEAN on China's contentious island building.

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ASEAN can learn from Europe’s refugee crisis

Refugee crises must be met by the power and spirit of regionalism.