ASEAN under Cambodia’s Chair-ship Needs a New Muscular Strategy To Deal with Myanmar Dictator Min Aung Hlaing
ASEAN Defence Ministries could work out a Humanitarian Task Force, with Cambodia as a natural leader. The post-civil war Cambodian leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen has decades of experience working with external actors, from UN to China. This proposal could be attractive to both China and other immediate neighbours.
The question now is not whether the Bandung Principles need to be completely changed. Certainly not. However, the following two questions need to be discussed: To what extent or under what conditions should a country not intervene in another country? And, if intervention is needed, in what form would this be appropriate?
In the next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles in Asia, Dr. James Gomez, Regional Director at Asia Centre, will outline a shift in tactics by the authoritarian regimes of ASEAN – from internet content censorship to infrastructure control.
Universities, Academic Censorship & Intellectual Un-Freedoms: How ASEAN States Make Their Peoples Unable to Think
This FORSEA Dialogue will explore the multiple ways in which ASEAN states execute the suppression of intellectual freedom, particularly within their state-run university systems, FORSEA’s in-depth dialogue series is bringing together a group of scholars who specialize in Southeast Asian affairs.
Is the China debt-trap diplomacy real in the form of a calculated move by China to seize strategic assets to further its geopolitical ambitions as an emerging superpower? Or is a misuse of language to describe a common phenomenon depicting the need and greed of financially incompetent borrowers?