Tag: ASEAN

How can improving ties with ASEAN help Pakistan?

Junaid Ali Malik | It does not suit Pakistan to stay away from finding new friends around the world. I truly believe that this century...

India-ASEAN Summit: India Showcasing The “Act East” Strategy”

Andrew Korybko | Next week's India-ASEAN Summit is expected to showcase New Delhi's "Act East" strategy of engagement with the regional bloc as Prime Minister...

Is India eyeing to become a new power in Asia Pacific?

M K Bhadrakumar | Static diplomacy, like stale fish, stinks. Therefore, it is gratifying to see the delightful vagueness of the formulation in Prime Minister...

China and Philippines agree to avoid force over South China Sea:...

Jumel G. Estrañero | Statements in international negotiation are challenging to decipher from within. On November 16, China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid...

Philippines to Singapore: Passing the baton of ASEAN chairmanship and challenges...

Jumel G. Estrañero | ASEAN has a new chairman after Philippines’s yearlong leadership – Singapore. ASEAN is getting there with systemic challenges underneath but...

Trump administration & regional strategy for South East Asia!

M K Bhadrakumar | On the eve of the ASEAN summits in the Philippines, diplomats from the United States, Japan, Australia, and India met in...

Trump ignores Duterte’s human rights violations

Reuters | The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday between U.S. President...

Indonesia, Malaysia & Philippines launch joint patrols to tackle ISIS threat

Jumel G. Estrañero | Staggering six months of waiting coupled with best efforts before this quarter of 2017, a more concrete defense alignment and cooperation...

Is extremism & fundamentalism slowly engulfing Malaysia?

James M. Dorsey | The owner of a self-service laundrette in the historic town of Muar in the Malaysian state of Johor likely had little...

China’s ‘great game’ in its near-abroad

M K Bhadrakumar | India’s ‘Look East’ policy, which shifted to ‘Act East’ under the Modi government circa 2015, may now have to quickly shift...

Philippines: trapped between rising China & unassertive US in the Far...

Jumel Estrañero | It is true that neither friends nor enemies will stay the same, yet interests will always stay in the full circle. In...

“Plight of Myanmars Rohingya’s: Destabilizing Muslim Governments?”

JAMES M. DORSEY | Calls for jihad in defense of the Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia,...

Kunming: China’s South Eurasian Connectivity Hub

Andrew Korybko | The capital of China’s southern landlocked Yunnan Province has suddenly turned into the central hub of the country’s South Eurasian connectivity initiatives. China’s...

Violence escalates in Myanmar: Will Rohingya Muslims continue to face persecution?

News Analysis | Militants belonging to Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar staged a coordinated attack on 30 police posts and an army base in Rakhine...

The Turkish-Chinese Strategic Partnership Is Stronger Than Ever Before

Andrew Korybko | The Turkish Foreign Minister trumpeted his country’s strategic relations with China after a meeting with his counterpart on the sidelines of last weekend’s...

Where Doklam traverses regional politics

M K Bhadrakumar | The regional setting in which the India-China standoff at Doklam is playing out can only be ignored at our risk. Most...

Tips for India to become more integrated in international trade

Global commerce has been changing since the late 20th century. Rather than trade finished products, such as cars, countries now exchange parts and components that, together,...

South China Sea conflict: Far Off? No Pakistani position is important…

Saud Bin Ahsen | In the past few months, the South China Sea region became a hotbed of growing controversy when the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)...

SAARC’s failure: held hostage to whims of India?

South Asia remains one of the world’s poorest regions, with over 20% of the world’s population and 40% of the poverty-stricken.  Political strife, distrust...

Persecution of Rohingya Muslims: Will ASEAN countries find a solution?

Ahmad Rizky M. Umar | ASEAN’s non-intervention is aggravating the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims suffering widespread abuse by the Burmese military in Myanmar’s Rakhine...

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