From Europe, with a true fascination for Southeast Asia and India

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Mirko Giordani interviews top policymakers, journalists, academics, businessmen and analysts from SEA and India with one goal: get a deeper understanding of the nations that will shape the future of global economics and politics.

Southeast Asian countries may have to choose between China and the US – With Grant Newsham

Maybe in the past, Southeast Asian countries may have remained neutral between the US and China, but nowadays, according to Grant Newsham, the strategic neutrality may not be enough. In the near future, ASEAN countries must decide where to stand, and must think quick...

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Southeast Asian countries may have to choose between China and the US – With Grant Newsham

Pompeo’s stances on South China Sea will send shockwaves in Southeast Asia – With Carlyle Thayer

What will be the consequences of Pompeo's statement on South China Sea?Professor Carlyle Thayer, a good friend of mine, has clear ideas on the issue. Have a listen!

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Pompeo’s stances on South China Sea will send shockwaves in Southeast Asia – With Carlyle Thayer

The stakes are high in the Indo-Chinese clash, but diplomacy will win – With Akshobh Giridharadas

Twenty Indian soldiers died in the heights of the Himalayas in the clashes with PLA troops. The skirmish is getting serious but, according to Akshobh Giridharadas, the risk of a further escalation is unlikely.

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The stakes are high in the Indo-Chinese clash, but diplomacy will win – With Akshobh Giridharadas

ASEAN will remain completely neutral over Hong Kong – With Dylan Loh Ming Hui

Dylan Loh is not going around the issue: ASEAN will remain neutral over Hong Kong. ASEAN countries can't allow - according to Dylan - to side with either China or the USA on Hong Kong. ASEAN - to retain its centrality and strategic strength...

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ASEAN will remain completely neutral over Hong Kong – With Dylan Loh Ming Hui

China’s actions against India are driven by weakness, not strength – With Abhijit Singh

Is there a parallel between China's assertiveness and military actions in the South China Sea and the recent escalation against India? According to Abhijit Singh - former naval officer and Head of the Maritime Policy Initiative at ORF - China is acting in the...

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China’s actions against India are driven by weakness, not strength – With Abhijit Singh

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