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August 29, 2022

Myanmar
ASEAN’s Complete Failure on Myanmar: A Short Overview

ASEAN has proven ineffective in responding to the Myanmar military's brutal crackdown since the 2021 coup.

Photo of an unoccupied seat and table holding Myanmar's placard and national flag.

April 11, 2022

Southeast Asia
What Is ASEAN?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a regional organization that brings together disparate neighbors to address economic, security, and political issues, but the group’s impact remains limited.

A woman sits in front of flags of ASEAN members in Bali, Indonesia, November 16, 2011.

April 29, 2022

Southeast Asia
What to Watch for at the Upcoming U.S.-ASEAN Summit

The U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit will likely revolve around several key themes.

Cambodia's Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn removes his mask before the news conference after the ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on February 17, 2022.

February 22, 2022

Southeast Asia
ASEAN’s Year of Misery

ASEAN is set for a frustrating year.

Screens show Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen and Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, attending a video call at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on January 26, 2022.

May 12, 2022

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Finland and Sweden Talk NATO, Biden Hosts ASEAN Leaders, and More

Finland and Sweden intensify the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership process, U.S. President Joe Biden hosts Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders for a special summ…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden (C) takes part in the family photo for the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit on the South Lawn of the White House on May 12, 2022 in Washington, DC.

October 26, 2021

Southeast Asia
The ASEAN Summit: ASEAN and the United States

President Biden addressed several areas of concern at the ASEAN summit.

U.S. President Joe Biden participates virtually with the ASEAN summit from an auditorium at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2021.

April 14, 2021

Southeast Asia
ASEAN’s Myanmar Crisis

With the situation in Myanmar disintegrating into chaos, and Myanmar possibly becoming a potential failed state, some regional powers, including the United States and Australia, have taken significan…

An anti-coup protester walks past burning tires after activists launched a "garbage strike" against the military rule, in Yangon, Myanmar on March 30, 2021.

December 3, 2021

Southeast Asia
How Will Cambodia as ASEAN Chair Handle the Myanmar Crisis?

Myanmar’s junta still has nothing to fear from ASEAN.

Myanmar's Army Chief Min Aung Hlaing salutes during the Martyrs' Day ceremony in Yangon on July 19, 2020.

April 22, 2021

Southeast Asia
ASEAN’s Myanmar Crisis: Part 2

This weekend, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will hold an emergency summit in Jakarta, focused on the dire situation in Myanmar, where the country continues to spiral toward wides…

Demonstrators are seen before a clash with security forces in Taze, Sagaing Region, Myanmar on April 7, 2021.