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Marcos Says Philippines Eyeing Purchases of Russian Oil, Fertilizer
October 06, 2022

Marcos Says Philippines Eyeing Purchases of Russian Oil, Fertilizer

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine leader's comments hint at the balance that he will attempt to strike in his country's foreign relations.

The Most Important Shanghai Cooperation Summit Ever?
September 23, 2022

The Most Important Shanghai Cooperation Summit Ever?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The SCO meets at a time of geopolitical flux in the Asian heartland. What’s the significance?
How Is Southeast Asia’s Balancing Strategy on Ukraine Faring?
September 19, 2022

How Is Southeast Asia’s Balancing Strategy on Ukraine Faring?

By Xirui Li
As Russia's war grinds on, the region's governments are coming under increasing pressure to get off the fence.

Indonesia Still Considering Purchases of Russian Oil, Minister Says
September 19, 2022

Indonesia Still Considering Purchases of Russian Oil, Minister Says

By Sebastian Strangio
But Jakarta is likely to weigh carefully the domestic political benefits of cheap oil against possible international blowback.

Myanmar Junta Leader Meets, Praises Russia’s President Putin
September 07, 2022

Myanmar Junta Leader Meets, Praises Russia’s President Putin

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting reflected the growing strategic convergence between the two international outcasts.

Fearing US Sanctions, Philippines Scraps Russian Helicopter Deal
July 28, 2022

Fearing US Sanctions, Philippines Scraps Russian Helicopter Deal

By Jim Gomez
The first batch of the multi-purpose Mi-17 helicopters was scheduled for delivery by Russia's Sovtechnoexport in 2024.

Russia is Gaining an Indo-Pacific Foothold Through Myanmar
July 25, 2022

Russia is Gaining an Indo-Pacific Foothold Through Myanmar

By Mohamed Zeeshan
While the West continues to try to isolate and punish Russia for the war in Ukraine, elsewhere Moscow is widening its reach and influence.
Russian Foreign Minister to Visit Vietnam Ahead of G-20
July 05, 2022

Russian Foreign Minister to Visit Vietnam Ahead of G-20

By Sebastian Strangio
Sergei Lavrov's visit to Hanoi is likely to court tensions with the Western nations most opposed to the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine.

Jokowi Says Russia Agrees to Permit Vital Exports From Ukraine
July 01, 2022

Jokowi Says Russia Agrees to Permit Vital Exports From Ukraine

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the Indonesian leader, Vladimir Putin has promised to open a sea route to allow exports of food and fertilizer from Ukraine.

Opinion Poll Reveals Australian Public’s Collapsing Trust in China
June 29, 2022

Opinion Poll Reveals Australian Public’s Collapsing Trust in China

By Sebastian Strangio
The latest Lowy Institute public opinion survey found that the public feels less safe in 2022, due to China's growing power and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Indonesia’s President Jokowi to Visit Russia, Ukraine: Report
June 21, 2022

Indonesia’s President Jokowi to Visit Russia, Ukraine: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The leader will seek to convince President Vladimir Putin to permit the export of Ukrainian wheat amid worrying global shortages.
The US-Russia-Vietnam Triangle: Decoding Hanoi’s Strategic Balancing
June 01, 2022

The US-Russia-Vietnam Triangle: Decoding Hanoi’s Strategic Balancing

By Huynh Tam Sang
Vietnam has struck a careful balance in its reaction to the Ukraine conflict. But how long can it avoid taking sides?

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