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Russia Vis-à-Vis the Globe: In Counter-Phase Mode

... Currently, more than 20 countries and blocs have expressed interest in creating an FTA with the Eurasian Economic Union, including the likes of Egypt, Jordan, Thailand and Chile. There are also memoranda signed with trade blocs such as Mercosur and ASEAN on joint cooperation and potential liberalization initiatives. Overall, Russia together with partners from the Eurasian Economic Union is starting from a low base in terms of the number of alliances – currently there are only the FTA accords with ...


Indian Elections 2019: Towards New Economic and Political Goals

... its obscuring black-hole, starved from rudimentary development, abutting South East Asia with one half of the Indian manufacturing GDP for exports. Besides the civilizational contacts, the process of fostering comprehensively intimating ties with the ASEAN comity of nations, as with other economic titans in East Asia, has been a signature initiative of the Modi government during 2014-2019, with no reason for it to flag or dampen. It ought to intensify across intertwining dimensions of augmented trading ...


Slowly but Surely: Russia’s Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia

... state visit to Singapore and attended the 13th East Asia Summit (EAS) , which was the first visit since Russia became a member to the summit in 2010. At the same time, President Putin took a part in the 3rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) — Russian Federation Summit on Strategic Partnership . Southeast Asian states show interest in joining the Greater Eurasian Partnership which promotes growing economic connectedness in the Eurasian continent. The Greater Eurasian Partnership ...


Obstacles and Opportunities for Economic Engagement between Australia and the Russian Federation

... China was worth an estimated AU$138 billion; similiarly Australia’s exports to China have soared from $AUD7 billion in 2000 to last year’s figure of around AU$129.5 billion. As for the wider region, according to the Association of Southeast Nation (ASEAN)’s data set, total trade between Russia and ASEAN member countries increased by 40.3 percent from almost AU$17 billion in 2016 to just under AU$24 billion in 2017. Australia’s regional economic engagement has emerged as even more dramatic: the ...


How Does Canberra Implement Its Role as a Regional Power with Global Interests

... and Australian approaches in this field? In terms of geographical focus, the Australian conception ranges from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It includes a particular focus on India, North Asia and the United States, with Southeast Asia and ASEAN at its heart. In terms of policy, our central focus is to promote an open, inclusive and prosperous Indo–Pacific, in which the rights of all states are respected. To that end, we are enhancing cooperation with major democracies in the region — ...


ASEAN, EAS and APEC: What Russia Achieved in 2018

... made a state visit to Singapore and attended the 13 th East Asia Summit (EAS). It was the first such visit since Russia was made a member in 2010. At the same time, President Putin represented Russia at the 3 rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Russian Federation Summit on Strategic Partnership. Two days later, in Port Moresby, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit that had previously enjoyed priority attention of the President ...


Russia and Multilateral Diplomacy in East Asia

From a ‘Third Force’ to Diplomatic Conservatism When Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in August 2018 it was revealed that President Vladimir Putin was planning to take part in the upcoming East Asia Summit (EAS) in Singapore this November. This will mark the first time that the Russian leader has attended ...


Hardball Diplomacy: Why Trump's Show of Force Leaves Beijing Unimpressed

... lifeline to Pyongyang," the Malaysian analyst suggested. "Even if Trump had promised a quid pro quo in terms of tacit US recognition over Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea, it won't go down well with US-friendly nations in ASEAN. Furthermore, no one would trust a US president who will attack a nation just days after proffering rapprochement, as was the case with Syria," he noted. Indeed, a few days before the Pentagon's missile strike against Syria, the Trump ...


Singapore–China: Ambiguous Relations

... established official diplomatic relations with China only in 1990. The cause for the delay (which no one ever saw a reason to hide) was Singapore’s desire to avoid being labelled as “yet another Chinese state” or “Beijing’s representative in ASEAN.” Singapore waited for other members of the alliance to normalize their relations with China (Indonesia was the last to do so in 1990), and only then exchanged ambassadors with China. China–Singapore relations began to develop rapidly. Nevertheless,...


Vladimir Putin’s Visit to China: No High Expectations, Concrete Results

... statement made as a result of Putin’s visit sets down the intention of the two sides to pursue a completely new integration initiative – the Comprehensive Eurasian Partnership – which would, in addition to the EAEU and China, include ASEAN countries. The initiative is still sketchy, but if it gets off the ground, the consequences could be immense. The joint Russia–China statement on strengthening global strategic stability opens with a reference to the “dangerous trend” ...


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