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Posts Tagged ‘Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)’

ASEAN to hold maritime exercise with China

Posted by seumasach on October 25, 2017

“All in all, the US attempts to create friction in the South China Sea area by instigating the ASEAN countries are floundering. Equally, it signifies the continuing decline in the US influence on the ASEAN as a regional group.”


Indian Punchline

24th October, 2017

The 11th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting at the Clark free port in Pampanga, Philippines, turns out to be Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s first exposure to ‘rising China’. In certain ways, it becomes a reality check, too.

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Rich can help BIMSTEC poor bloc

Posted by seumasach on April 9, 2014

Asia Times

8th April, 2014

The leaders of seven countries of South and Southeast Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand – gathered in Naypyidaw, Myanmar last month to take part in the third Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit. 

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Is the European project really the negation of sovereignty?

Posted by seumasach on December 23, 2011

Cailean Bochanan

23rd December, 2011

Here is another stick with which to beat Europe: the European project is a denial of sovereignty. Is it true?

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US the loser in Asia push

Posted by seumasach on December 14, 2011

Tanaka Sakai

Asia Times

14th December, 2011

Translation by Hase Michiko

In his remarks to the Australian parliament on November 17, President Barack Obama declared that the United States was making the Asia-Pacific region a top priority. While promising a continued US military presence in the region, Obama also expressed his intention to strengthen US-China cooperation.

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