If Asean leaders truly want the regional influence they talk about so frequently, they must work together and take the necessary action to prove they deserve it. There is no better platform than the TPP negotiations to do so.
Ideas for TomorrowSee all
The end of western hegemony need not be a bad thing for the world or even the West. As the West tries desperately to maintain an unsustainable status quo, it is fast losing credibility and friends. Instead, it should accept that the world's economic and political center of gravity will continue to shift east, and look to build a new set of institutions where it can be an equal member rather than an overlord.
Sri Lanka, 16-27 March 2015
Indonesia, 26 January - 6 February 2015