Asia Geopolitics

Just How United Is ASEAN Against China Over the South China Sea?

Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss ASEAN unity and North Korea’s recent Musudan missile testing.

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Just How United Is ASEAN Against China Over the South China Sea?
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The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the recent special foreign ministers’ meeting between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China in Kunming. They address the factors that led to the highly publicized incident of ASEAN releasing and then retracting a media statement. The second part of the podcast addresses North Korea’s recent testing of Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles and the broader significance of Kim Jong-un’s missile ambitions in the context of his byungjin policy.

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