ASEAN in ASEM: The Socialization of the ASEAN Way?

Dr. Cheunboran Chanborey

In this article the author attempts to investigate the extent to which the ASEAN Way has been socialized in the ASEM process. He claims that the most important factor that helps the plurality of the member states to maintain the ASEM process is its informality to freely discuss a wide range of topics and explore their common interests.

ASEM in the Eyes of Cambodia

A Key Diplomatic Option for Her Future Global and Regional Integration

In this article the authors are stressing how the characteristics and the role of ASEM fits into the kingdom’s foreign policy.

China and ASEM: Objectives, Perceptions, Roles and Expectations

Jin Ling

In this article the author Jin Ling outlines Chinese objectives towards ASEM, as China is the biggest member of the Meeting.

Competitive Regional Security Architecture and the Value of ASEM

Ren Yuanzhe

In this article the author claims that it is critical to understand the current regional security architecture and explore the value of ASEM as an interregional mechanism. He stresses that ASEN’s position in the regional security architecture is being increasingly constrained, whilst the importance of ASEM and China’s position are rising.

Germany and ASEM – Engagement and Expectations

Mark Hauptmann

In this article the author argues why Germany needs to reinforce its relations to Asia in order to keep pace in this rapidly changing world. He claims that bilateral partnership is not enough and that there is potential for enhanced institutionalized cooperation.

Introduction to Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)

Chheang Vannarith

The article provides an introduction to the publication "Cambodia's ASEM Chairmanship 2020. Small Country with Big Tasks.".

Is Europe’s Future in Asia?

The Asia-Europe Meeting as an Instrument of the Rules-Based Multilateral Order

The world order as we have known it for decades is in turmoil. Countries in Europe and Asia in particular have been profiting from the rules-based multilateral order which provided them with security and allowed them to prosper. Therefore, they are strongly affected by the current volatility. Instead of relying on other powers, countries in both regions should work together and proactively shape the future of multilateralism through the Asia-Europe Meeting.

Prospect of ASEM: A Bet on EU and ASEAN as possible pillars in Asian (Maritime) Security

Pierre Ferrebeuf & Dr Eric Frécon

In this article the authors argue that there has always been an underestimated legitimacy for the EU to be an actor in Asian security. Asserting that the EU has now the opportunity to take advantage of a new context, if it will take to deepen first initiatives and finding new paths towards close cooperation.

Prospects on Cambodia’s Chairmanship of ASEM Summit 2020

Dr. Sok Siphana

In this article the author outlines the importance and expectations that come with hosting ASEM 2020 in Cambodia. He lists the benefits that ASEM holds for the country and why it is an important opportunity. Furthermore, he asks the question on what lies ahead leading to the Summit, since a lot of things are happening in the world at the present moment, such as growing economic uncertainties and destabilizing factors.

“Multilateralism Light”?

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and the Rescue of a Rules-Based International Order

In this article the autor Jürgen Rüland argues whether the promotion of multilateralism is welcomed by the ASEM. With the right-wing movements happening in the west he addresses how far ASEM is prepared to act proponent of multilateralism.