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ASEAN is at the center of the RCEP architecture – With Carlyle Thayer

ASEAN is at the center of the geopolitical feud between the US and China. Little will change under Biden Administration, but in the meanwhile, it has joined the largest trade agreement in the world, the RCEP. How will this influence ASEAN’s relationship with China? Will the US catch up with the geopolitical and economic clout…

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ASEAN is at the center of the RCEP architecture – With Carlyle Thayer

A Nato-style alliance in Southeast Asia: no way it can happen – With Douglas Paal

Maybe Mark Esper didn’t say precisely that ASEAN need to evolve into a Nato-style alliance, but that was the sense practically. However Douglas Paal, a great friend of this podcast, said that only ignorant American policy makers and analysts can believe in such an alliance. When Dulles tried to dictate security policy in the region,…

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A Nato-style alliance in Southeast Asia: no way it can happen – With Douglas Paal

In Southeast Asia the Belt & Road is not going pretty well – With Claire Chu

This podcast has risen in popularity when we started to discuss whether or not the Belt & Road projects in SEA were facing a political and social backlashes. We have explored the possibilities that provider of more compliant investments, such as the US, Europe or Japan, could step up and oust China as the principal…

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In Southeast Asia the Belt & Road is not going pretty well – With Claire Chu

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 on it.

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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 – must engage with both the superpowers and preserve the balance…

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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 Himalayas in the same way as in the South China Sea….

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

Geopolitics, politics and economics: the consequences of COVID-19 over SEA and India

This is a special episode of Deep in the SEA, covering the geopolitical, economic and political consequences of COVID-19 over SEA and India. This time, Mirko Giordani interviewed several analysts and professors: Carlyle Thayer, Akshobh Giridharadas, Shaanti Shamdasani, Chester Cabalza, Narut Charoensri and Aakash Brahmachari.

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Geopolitics, politics and economics: the consequences of COVID-19 over SEA and India

SEA’s reliance on China’s supply chains has finished with COVID-19 – With Shanti Shamdasani

COVID-19 has just woken up Southeast Asian countries: over reliance on China is not possible anymore.

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SEA’s reliance on China’s supply chains has finished with COVID-19 – With Shanti Shamdasani