Code of Conduct
Turbulence in South China Sea: Need to Enforce UNCLOS

The expansive South China Sea, covering an area of more than 3.5 million square kilometres consisting of atolls, reefs is arguably the most contested waters of Asia. The reserve of hydro carbons and its strategic location in the vicinity of shipping ....

Evaluating Cambodia’s Role as ASEAN Chair

Since the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration, also known as Bangkok Declaration, by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN: Indonesia, Malaysia, ....

Vietnam: Integral to ASEAN and Reliable for Indo-Pacific

Introduction
Vietnam will chair the 36th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in June this year. The summit which was initially scheduled in April has been shifted to June due to the Covid-19 outbreak. For Vietna....

China-ASEAN Negotiations on Code of Conduct for the South China Sea

It has been reported in the media that China and the ten ASEAN countries have agreed on a single draft of a negotiating text for a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea (SCS). The formal announcement may be made soon. Negotiations on COC will ....

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