Search: Japan,ASEAN (6 materials)

RECP, START and Germany´s Indo-Pacific Strategy

... forever. So far, NAFTA and now the planned free trade agreement between the EU and the Latin American Mercusor were the largest free trade agreements in the world, but RECP has now completely surpassed these dimensions. „Asia-Pacific countries including Japan, China and the 10 members of ASEAN signed a regional trade deal on Sunday covering nearly a third of the global economy, wrapping up eight years of negotiations following the withdrawal of India.The 15 signatories to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership reached the agreement,...


Russia and Multilateral Diplomacy in East Asia

... observers and relegates it to the bottom of the list of the priority areas of Russian policy in Asia. When Russian official speak of the country’s Asia policy, they usually start with Russia’s bilateral relations with regional leaders – China, Japan, South Korea and India – before turning to the Korean nuclear problem. Only then do they list the various multilateral diplomacy institutions around the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): the ASEAN–Russia Dialogue Partnership; the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting with Dialogue Partners (ADMM-Plus); the East Asia Summit; the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF); and Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA),...


Is Europe (not) helping the US in its battle for Asia?

... – a superpower that acts as a military and political rival having a comparable capacity. They tend to agree in Washington that China is emerging (or, possibly, has already emerged) as such a rival. Game plan REUTERS/Tim Kelly Nikolai Murashkin: Japan–US Union and Southeast Asia: Getting closer to cement the status quo? The Asia–Pacific Region is not running short of highly explosive contradictions. The scenario for the two-day simulation that was organized at Chatham House in early ...


Japan–US Union and Southeast Asia: Getting closer to cement the status quo?

... possible “reconstruction” of the Asian subregions in the foreign policy agenda and related discourse appears to be associated with the balance of forces in Asia. From constructivism to neorealism REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Nikolai Murashkin: Japan-ASEAN: an Inevitable Partnership in a New Asian Order? So long as the contemporary framework of international relations in East Asia is characterized by the shift in the balance of forces towards China, the response of the regional powers in terms of ...


Japan-ASEAN: an Inevitable Partnership in a New Asian Order?

... middle class and intensified tensions in the South China Sea, relations between Asian countries appear to be a key factor in shaping modern global politics and the architecture of international cooperation within the Asia-Pacific region. In its turn, the Japan-ASEAN axis, apart from being one of the most institutionalized and least conflict-prone in East Asia, retains the potential for further political and economic development involving external players among others. The current state and prospects for Japan-ASEAN ...


Russia: Pivoting to Asia or Just to China?

... against Russia by targeting a bank. Half a million Russian MasterCard/Visa cardholders were immediately affected. Responding to this, the Russian government reactivated the suspended project for a national electronic payments system, broadly analogous to Japan's JCB. The French government has postponed its decision as regards the Mistral ships which France is building for the Russian Navy. It may well be that that order will be canceled. Ukraine, faced with the prospect of losing the special gas price ...


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