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  • ‘Time of the Essence’ to end Myanmar Crisis

    ‘Time of the Essence’ to end Myanmar Crisis

    Three former Thai ambassadors and Indonesia and Malaysia-based regional experts took part in Asia News Network’s Clubhouse discussion “Can Asean help to bring peace to Myanmar?”. Pana Janviroj reports.

    May 3, 2021
  • Asean & Myanmar

    Asean & Myanmar

    Of considerable significance was the consensus that was reached on five points and suitably highlighted in the statement advanced by the “group chair”, Brunei.

    April 28, 2021
  • Sanctions prick bubble

    Sanctions prick bubble

    Myanmar has been rocked by almost daily protests since the coup and the military has intensified its attempts to crush dissent, though the UN and Western countries have condemned their takeover and the escalating violence.

    April 24, 2021
  • 17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers’ consultations held

    17th ASEAN-India Economic Ministers’ consultations held

    The meeting was attended by the Trade Ministers of all the 10 ASEAN countries—Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

    August 30, 2020
  • Virus presents Asean with challenges

    Virus presents Asean with challenges

    One great step was the holding of special Asean Plus Three Summit on April 14, which included the 10 Asean members, China, Japan, and South Korea.

    May 27, 2020
  • Economic isolation

    Economic isolation

    Unfair competition always hurts, but the real issue is whether we have done enough to make our industries internationally competitive to expand our export base. The protection provided to domestic firms against competition only leads to inefficiency, making unproductive firms survive at the cost of more productive ones.

    November 23, 2019
  • India-US ‘2+2’ dialogue in Washington in December

    India-US ‘2+2’ dialogue in Washington in December

    The broad contours of the dialogue were discussed at a meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) in Bangkok on Sunday.

    November 17, 2019
  • Asean snubs US

    Asean snubs US

    Most other countries have been represented by their Presidents or Prime Ministers, with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang present in the Bangkok conference.

    November 8, 2019
  • The Climate Wedge

    The Climate Wedge

    Dozens of countries are also pursuing goals to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

    November 7, 2019
  • Neither Talisman of Gandhiji nor my own conscience permit to join RCEP: PM Modi

    Neither Talisman of Gandhiji nor my own conscience permit to join RCEP: PM Modi

    India's decision to drop out of Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation came as Opposition leaders'criticism grew over cheap Chinese goods flooding the domestic market affecting the local businesses.

    November 5, 2019
  • ‘Make in India’ has turned into ‘buy from China’: Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at RCEP

    ‘Make in India’ has turned into ‘buy from China’: Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at RCEP

    The Congress has opposed the RCEP agreement and said that any trade agreement with China is not feasible in current economic situation.

    November 4, 2019
  • China-backed mega regional trade deal RCEP unlikely to be signed amid concerns by India

    China-backed mega regional trade deal RCEP unlikely to be signed amid concerns by India

    China is backing the RCEP as a way to assert its trade dominance in its Asian backyard after Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2017.

    November 4, 2019
  • ‘Any discussion on Kashmir will only be with Pak’: India firm after Trump’s mediation claim

    ‘Any discussion on Kashmir will only be with Pak’: India firm after Trump’s mediation claim

    Under the 1972 Simla Agreement, India has time and again maintained that it will not have a third party involvement in the Kashmir issue.

    August 2, 2019
  • 2 injured in several explosions in Bangkok as city hosts ASEAN foreign ministers meet

    2 injured in several explosions in Bangkok as city hosts ASEAN foreign ministers meet

    Bangkok is currently hosting a regional security meeting of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their counterparts from world powers including the United States, China and Russia.

    August 2, 2019
  • Asean foreign ministers begin summit in Thailand

    Asean foreign ministers begin summit in Thailand

    Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai also stressed the role of the ASEAN bloc to lead challenges such as the fight against climate change, growing trade competition among regional powers and the rise of nationalism

    July 31, 2019
  • Concert of Asia

    Concert of Asia

    The biggest takeaway of the summit is the vision document 'ASEAN's Outlook on the Indo-Pacific‘ that was issued. This has been widely welcomed. The document recognizes that Indo-Pacific is a seamless maritime space, one that encompasses the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions and is a ‘closely integrated and interconnected region'.

    July 20, 2019
  • Look East, Act East~II

    Look East, Act East~II

    The AEP has thus addressed the geo-strategic environment, the threat to maritime security and the need for a balance of power especially with China's emergence as a major Asian power in the context of close connectivity and cohesion amongst the nations in this region. ASEAN or the Asia Pacific region may encounter new challenges at any time with the changes of economic and political conditions at the international level and also with the changes in the balance of power.

    July 10, 2019