Three Southeast Asian Summits in a Redefined World

Southeast Asia recently played host to an unprecedented group of summits that firmly put the West and its U.S.-led foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific on the front foot.

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Bradley Murg, distinguished senior research fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, speaks with The Diplomat’s Luke Hunt about the key takeaways and questions that arose after world leaders converged on Phnom Penh, Bali, and Bangkok.

Murg says regional and global diplomacy has moved into a new era, one where China will be judged by its track record, Russia will be further isolated – its relevance lost – and where regionally Indonesia is expected to assert itself in 2023 as chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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