This study is part of the series "Shaping the Future of Multilateralism - Inclusive Pathways to a Just and Crisis-Resilient Global Order" by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung's European Union and Washington, DC offices.
Populism, nationalism, and an intensifying rivalry between the United States and China are testing the cooperation within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). As its 10 member States battle the effects of Covid-19 amid political and territorial crises, the group has struggled to overcome internal differences and address profound external challenges.
Table of contents
How multilateralism does and doesn't work in ASEAN
ASEAN’s multilateral initiatives amid the Covid-19 pandemic
ASEAN amid major powers’ rivalry: Covid-19 and the South China Sea
A new Asian trading bloc
ASEAN’s multilateralism and the Myanmar military coup
Fostering multilateralism the ASEAN way