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Why the US and its allies should keep ASEAN at the centre

By |2019-10-31T14:50:59-10:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Anwar, External Publications, Faculty Articles, news, Opinions/Editorials|Tags: , |

New article by DKI APCSS Research Fellow Anu Anwar for the Lowy Institute on "Why the US and its allies should keep ASEAN at the centre (link is external)." In his article Anwar states: "For the US and its allies, the rise of ASEAN as a significant economic power will help to bring greater symmetry and balance to managing this critical period of transition in the Indo-Pacific region. The countries share much in common, demonstrated by the recent release of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, which was accompanied by a statement noting the convergent interest of 'inclusivity, openness, a region based on the [...]

DKI APCSS supports ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief exercise

By |2019-10-24T10:09:32-10:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: news, Workshop|Tags: , , , |

The current co-chairs of the ASEAN Defence Ministers Plus Expert Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (ADMM Plus EWG HADR) are Malaysia and United States. As part of this co-chair role, both countries worked together to facilitate a table top exercise (TTX) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 25 and 26, 2018. DKI APCSS Associate Professor Benjamin Ryan had the opportunity of helping facilitate and review the TTX, and attend the meeting on July 27, 2018. This multinational exercise included representatives from all 18 ADMM Plus EWG HADR countries, ASEAN secretariat, ASEAN Coordination Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre), [...]

Maritime Shared Awareness focus of DKI APCSS workshop held in Bangkok

By |2019-10-24T10:09:33-10:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: College, Conference, news, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , |

U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense General James Mattis offered increased US-ASEAN cooperation to build maritime domain awareness to address comment threats to regional security at the East Asia Summit and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus in late 2017. In support of this commitment, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies hosted a four-day workshop on “Building Maritime Shared Awareness in Southeast Asia” in Bangkok, Thailand, May 14-17. The more than 51 participants came from 12 countries plus ASEAN nations (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). Attendees included [...]