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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

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

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

Tearing up the Deal: Understanding the consequences of terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement

In late January, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States despite some efforts of the Secretaries of Defense and Foreign Affairs to prevent it.  The agreement provides the legal framework for the presence of US troops in the Philippines for military exercises and humanitarian relief operations….

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Tearing up the Deal: Understanding the consequences of terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement

China has been useful for the elites in Duterte’s circle – With Carlo Fong Luy

Carlo Fong Luy is a young researcher and he has a lot to share about his country, the Philippines. As you dear listeners may have understood, I have a passion to speak about Rodrigo Duterte and his flamboyant foreign policy. According to Carlo, in order to understand Duterte, we need to depart from a rock-solid…

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China has been useful for the elites in Duterte’s circle – With Carlo Fong Luy

Duterte is overplaying his hands with China – With Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian is one of the most authoritative source regarding the Philippines and Rodrigo Duterte. According to Heydarian, in the past Duterte, a local politician in Davao with zero experience in global affairs, has been capable to pragmatically shift Manila’s foreign policy away from an ironclad and rigid alliance with Washington. Duterte, differently from previous…

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Duterte is overplaying his hands with China – With Richard Heydarian