China’s Wang Yi (third from left) and other foreign ministers pose for a group photo during an Asean meeting on August 4 in Singapore. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Wang Yi (third from left) and other foreign ministers pose for a group photo during an Asean meeting on August 4 in Singapore. Photo: Xinhua
Asean

Divided Asean spins its wheels as great powers become back-seat drivers in Southeast Asia

Brahma Chellaney says recent multilateral discussions in Singapore did little to advance preventive diplomacy or conflict resolution

China’s Wang Yi (third from left) and other foreign ministers pose for a group photo during an Asean meeting on August 4 in Singapore. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Wang Yi (third from left) and other foreign ministers pose for a group photo during an Asean meeting on August 4 in Singapore. Photo: Xinhua
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