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Philippines, Singapore Discuss Defense Relations Amid US-ASEAN Meeting
October 01, 2016
Philippines, Singapore Discuss Defense Relations Amid US-ASEAN Meeting
Ministers meet in Hawaii as US-ASEAN defense meeting kicks off.
Philippines, Singapore Discuss Defense Relations Amid US-ASEAN Meeting
Is Timor-Leste Finally Ready to Join ASEAN?
October 01, 2016
Is Timor-Leste Finally Ready to Join ASEAN?
After years of seeking an ASEAN membership, accession into the regional bloc finally looks within Dili's reach.
Is Timor-Leste Finally Ready to Join ASEAN?
Can India Increase Its Presence in Southeast Asia?
October 01, 2016
Can India Increase Its Presence in Southeast Asia?
India's Act East policy turns its focus to CMLV countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam.
Can India Increase Its Presence in Southeast Asia?
China Defense Ministry: 'Military Will Not Sit Idle' if Japan Expands Involvement in South China Sea
September 30, 2016
China Defense Ministry: 'Military Will Not Sit Idle' if Japan Expands Involvement in South China Sea
The Chinese Ministry of National Defense warns Japan against getting too involved in the South China Sea.
China Defense Ministry: 'Military Will Not Sit Idle' if Japan Expands Involvement in South China Sea
Duterte Calls for End to US-Philippine Military Exercises, Part of Tilt Toward China
September 29, 2016
Duterte Calls for End to US-Philippine Military Exercises, Part of Tilt Toward China
Duterte once again rolls back the U.S. alliance, even while eagerly expressing hopes for ties with China.
Duterte Calls for End to US-Philippine Military Exercises, Part of Tilt Toward China
Laos: Reform or Revolution
September 28, 2016
Laos: Reform or Revolution
What is the likelihood that political change will come to Laos?
Laos: Reform or Revolution
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
September 28, 2016
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
It's not retaliation against India for its U.S. outreach. Moscow is seeking out new markets in tough economic times.
Russia’s New Approach to Pakistan: All About Arms Sales
Japan-China Relations: Post-Obama Pivot Outlook
September 26, 2016
Japan-China Relations: Post-Obama Pivot Outlook
Insights from Jennifer Lind.
Japan-China Relations: Post-Obama Pivot Outlook
Chinese Investment Stokes Global Coal Growth
September 24, 2016
Chinese Investment Stokes Global Coal Growth
Even as China cuts back on coal at home, its companies construct coal plants in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Chinese Investment Stokes Global Coal Growth
India's Health Scare Gets Worse
September 22, 2016
India's Health Scare Gets Worse
The current outbreak of vector borne diseases lays bare the inadequacies of India's health care system.
India's Health Scare Gets Worse
Why Did Vietnam’s <em>Thanh Nien News</em> Close Its English-Language Service?
September 22, 2016
Why Did Vietnam’s Thanh Nien News Close Its English-Language Service?
Thanh Nien was no propaganda tool, it was far too interesting for that and it will be missed.
Why Did Vietnam’s Thanh Nien News Close Its English-Language Service?
ASEAN a New Opportunity for the Eurasian Economic Union
September 22, 2016
ASEAN a New Opportunity for the Eurasian Economic Union
A free trade pact between the EEU and Vietnam could be just the beginning of a productive economic relationship.
ASEAN a New Opportunity for the Eurasian Economic Union
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
September 21, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
It's a little misleading, Vietnam started negotiating the agreement in 2013--before the EEU existed.
Eurasian Economic Union's First External FTA to Come into Force
The Trouble With India's Projects in Myanmar
September 21, 2016
The Trouble With India's Projects in Myanmar
India has great ambitions for infrastructure construction in Myanmar, but falls short in implementation.
The Trouble With India's Projects in Myanmar
South China Sea: What's Taiwan Building on Itu Aba?
September 21, 2016
South China Sea: What's Taiwan Building on Itu Aba?
Whatever Taipei's building on the west side of Itu Aba, it doesn't want to talk about it.
South China Sea: What's Taiwan Building on Itu Aba?
How Politics Is Killing Cambodia's Forests
September 21, 2016
How Politics Is Killing Cambodia's Forests
Political and economic calculations in Cambodia, China, and Vietnam are contributing to widespread illegal logging.
How Politics Is Killing Cambodia's Forests
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