Notwithstanding the consensus between European Union (EU) and ASEAN to upgrade inter-regional relations into a strategic partnership in December 2020, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2021 has painted a different picture on the ground. Far from attributing any significance to its newly upgraded strategic partner, the MSC’s agenda was largely concentrated on the transatlantic alliance …
Chee Leong Lee
Chee Leong Lee is currently the Collaborative Fellow with Anbound Malaysia, an independent think tank based in Kuala Lumpur. Previously the Taiwan Fellow and Visiting Scholar for China, his research includes China’s sub-national diplomacy in the ASEAN region, Taiwan's soft power in Southeast Asia and ASEAN affairs in general. He holds a PhD from Monash University.
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