Tag: ASEAN

To Those Who Dislike Trump: Tell us Why?

Donald Trump has not made the United States less safe and he has not made the United States less wealthy. The fact is that under Trump there have not been any international terrorist incidents on US soil. Simultaneous to this, while the US economy has since 1971 been dangerously predicated […]

The Singaporean PM’s Cambodia Comments Were A Sign Of Fealty To America

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a provocative post on Facebook last week when he eulogized a former Thai leader for “opposing Vietnam‚Äôs invasion of Cambodia and the Cambodian government that replaced the Khmer Rouge” and therefore “preventing the military invasion and regime change from being legitimised”, with this […]

South Asia’s Role In The Pentagon’s “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report”

The US’ recently released “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report” envisages India playing a key role in this vast transregional space in order to “contain” China, while Pakistan is conspicuously absent from the text despite being one of the few nuclear weapons states, among the most populous countries in the world, and the […]

Duterte’s Spirit of Pan-Asian Openness Will be Enhanced Through Proper Constitutional Reforms

Under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, The Philippines has experienced an upturn in its economic fortunes with both Asian and western investors looking at the potential of a consistently growing ASEAN economy that is both ideally located as well as being home to a young widely English speaking population […]

Wang Yi Expresses China’s Desire For Increased Cooperation With Multiple Global Partners

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has spoken at a lengthy press conference during the Two Sessions. Speaking for around two hours, Wang outlined China’s goals to enhance cooperation with multiple partners in a spirit that combines issue-by-issue problem solving with the material benefits of Belt and Road […]