US President Joe Biden (centre) takes part in the Asean-US Summit held online on October 26. Despite claims of supporting Asean centrality, the US and its allies’ actions have undermined regional security. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden (centre) takes part in the Asean-US Summit held online on October 26. Despite claims of supporting Asean centrality, the US and its allies’ actions have undermined regional security. Photo: AFP
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

South China Sea: Asean must stand up to the US and China to preserve its centrality

  • The primary players in the disputes around the South China Sea say they support Asean centrality, but their actions tell a different story
  • The US and its partners have asserted themselves in part because they felt Asean was ineffective in dealing with regional security issues

US President Joe Biden (centre) takes part in the Asean-US Summit held online on October 26. Despite claims of supporting Asean centrality, the US and its allies’ actions have undermined regional security. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden (centre) takes part in the Asean-US Summit held online on October 26. Despite claims of supporting Asean centrality, the US and its allies’ actions have undermined regional security. Photo: AFP
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