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Chinese FM Pledges ‘Closer’ Ties with Myanmar’s Military Government
July 05, 2022

Chinese FM Pledges ‘Closer’ Ties with Myanmar’s Military Government

By Sebastian Strangio
Wang Yi's visit to Myanmar for an LMC summit was the first stop on a five-nation tour of Southeast Asia.

Modi’s UAE Stopover to Give a Fillip to the India-UAE Partnership
July 02, 2022

Modi’s UAE Stopover to Give a Fillip to the India-UAE Partnership

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India had several reasons to seek a quick stabilization and reaffirmation of its relationship with the UAE.
Can China Achieve Its BRICS Ambitions?
July 02, 2022

Can China Achieve Its BRICS Ambitions?

By Jacob Mardell
Beijing has so far failed to turn the grouping into an anti-U.S. coalition, but Washington shouldn’t sleep on the bloc’s dissatisfaction with the status quo.

Can India and ASEAN Lean on Each Other Amid ‘Systemic’ China-US Competition?
July 02, 2022

Can India and ASEAN Lean on Each Other Amid ‘Systemic’ China-US Competition?

By Shruti Pandalai
New Delhi, viewed by ASEAN as independent from both the U.S. and China, could help build this strategic trust.

Ardern-Kishida Meeting: Stepping up the New Zealand-Japan Strategic Partnership
July 01, 2022

Ardern-Kishida Meeting: Stepping up the New Zealand-Japan Strategic Partnership

By Tadashi Iwami
The New Zealand prime minister's visit to Japan was a strategic move to reconnect with a close partner to deal with expanding security issues in the Indo-Pacific region. 

A Return to Values-based Foreign Policy in New Zealand
July 01, 2022

A Return to Values-based Foreign Policy in New Zealand

By Guy C. Charlton
As the recent U.S.-New Zealand joint statement makes clear, the values aspect in New Zealand’s diplomacy remains a priority in its Pacific diplomacy. 

Myanmar Apologizes After Jet Fighter Violated Thai Airspace
July 01, 2022

Myanmar Apologizes After Jet Fighter Violated Thai Airspace

By Sebastian Strangio
The aircraft strayed into Thai airspace on the same day as a Thai military delegation traveled to Naypyidaw for border talks.
What the G-7 Infrastructure Initiative Can Offer Southeast Asia
July 01, 2022

What the G-7 Infrastructure Initiative Can Offer Southeast Asia

By Fikry A. Rahman and Dr. Abdul Razak Ahmad
The Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment will find a receptive audience in the region, but the full scope of the new initiative remains unclear.

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.

The Disappointment of the Quad Vaccine Partnership
July 01, 2022

The Disappointment of the Quad Vaccine Partnership

By Sarosh Nagar and Sergio Imparato
Over one year after it was announced, the Quad Vaccine Partnership has underperformed expectations.

Ambassador Xiao Qian’s Speech: A New Way Forward for Australia-China Relations?
June 30, 2022

Ambassador Xiao Qian’s Speech: A New Way Forward for Australia-China Relations?

By Corey Lee Bell
Xiao's recent speech signaled a new approach to the relationship from Beijing, but the many protesters also highlighted the lingering structural issues.
The Complexity of Kazakhstan-Russia Relations on Display
June 30, 2022

The Complexity of Kazakhstan-Russia Relations on Display

By Aliya Askar
What did Kazakh President Tokayev’s recent statements in Russia actually mean? 

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