Yann-huei Song describes new developments in the South China Sea after an international tribunal rebuked Beijing's territorial claims.
“We’ve seen the return of geopolitics, the return of contention and competition," says Shivshankar Menon, part of a new commission that aims to strengthen institutions and develop mechanisms for managing tensions across the Asia-Pacific.
Speaking at Asia Society New York, Dr. Marty Natalegawa described his country's efforts to extend ASEAN's diplomatic practices to the entire region.
The Asia-Pacific region has never seen "a greater risk for miscalculation" than in the South China Sea in recent months, said Vietnam's Foreign Minister in his Asia Society address.
Real progress toward resolving one of Asia's most pressing territorial disputes will only come by addressing a host of factors at once.
As Asia rises, it faces a dilemma: whether to abide by Western diplomatic norms, or to respect Asian values, such as consensus, harmony, and good neighborliness.
Singapore's veteran diplomat and analyst predicts that China and the U.S. have more reasons to collaborate than compete.