Search: ASEAN,China (17 materials)


Indian Elections 2019: Towards New Economic and Political Goals

... 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 ... ... edifice of the wide ocean ‘Indo-Pacific’ space, away from singularized ascent and towards a shared commons. What about the US, China, and Russia? The greatest operative determinant to Indian foreign policy, as it seeks to carve-up prominent stock for itself ...


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

... that has been clearly received by Australia and Russia. For both countries, China is currently the number one trading partner. In 2018, trade turnover between Russia and 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

... Mongolia. The Quad also complements the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and ASEAN-led regional architecture, such as the East Asia Summit. As committed ASEAN dialogue partners, all four Quad countries are strong supporters of ASEAN-centrality. Chinese is now the second most spoken language in Australia after English China is strengthening its position in the Indo-Pacific and Oceania. At the same time, Australia has very developed ties with China. What do you think: is China mainly a partner or a competitor to Australia? China is an important partner for Australia,...


Russia and Multilateral Diplomacy in East Asia

... is criticized for not being able to adopt a unified position. The ten member states of ASEAN are to varying degrees willing – or, rather, unwilling – to upset China. This is why they prefer to adopt a position with the lowest common denominator. ASEAN and China have been developing a Code of Conduct for the parties in the South China Sea for several years now. The document should be an important milestone in the settlement of the conflict, or at the very least reduce tensions in the region. A Single Draft ...


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

... will likely raise the stakes by providing an additional economic 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

... Xiaoping himself, said Singapore was to be imitated in its state governance model). Things started to take a different turn in 2009, largely due to China conducting a more active policy in regard to the problems in the South China Sea. This complicated ChinaASEAN relations somewhat, but it was not the only reason for changes. China set out to consistently expand its political influence on the ASEAN countries. Its greatest success was achieved in deepening its influence in the ASEAN’s poorest countries ...


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

... Russia–China 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” ...


A Legal Imbroglio in the South China Sea

... of war reparations and the blighted lives of future generations of Vietnamese babies over a few islands? Or will it resort to another round of musical chairs when future regional developments require an opportunistic recalibration yet again? As for China and claimant ASEAN nations, all parties should continue holding regional dialogues towards a final settlement in the South China Sea, no matter how long it takes. Asia should resolve its own problems without entangling Janus-faced outsiders.


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

... its project Chatham House plans to address four hypothetical situations that can test the transatlantic relationship. It is symptomatic that analysts decided to begin with a potential East Asian crisis, which suggests that the issue of “rising China” is becoming an increasingly higher priority on Atlantic strategists’ agenda, dwarfing the threats in the Russian and Middle Eastern dimensions. US geopolitics has always prioritized a challenge coming from a peer competitor – ...


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

... dynamics in the entire East Asian region, including in the northeast. On the other hand, it was mentioned in the report that Japan is no longer the only major nation in Northeast Asia that has active operations in Southeast Asia, and its relationships with China and South Korea produce a direct impact on ASEAN. Therefore, the prospect of the 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 ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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