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Business as usual between US and China under Biden – With Joshua Kurlantzick

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Business as usual between US and China under Biden – With Joshua Kurlantzick

Japan might be the “Third Way” that ASEAN is searching between US and China – With Alessio Patalano

Japan has established itself to be a leading force in Southeast Asia. Although it is not “showing muscles” like China or the US, Japan is fundamental for the region’s capacity building and its economic development. Japan offers a less confrontational approach and it represents a suitable “Third Way” vis-a-vis the turf war between the two…

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Japan might be the “Third Way” that ASEAN is searching between US and China – With Alessio Patalano

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

Forget about an Indian major involvement in Southeast Asia – With Gregory Poling

If Vansh Saluja was quite sure about India’s diplomatic, political and military capabilities in Southeast Asia, Gregory Poling, from the CSIS, is not sure about it.

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Forget about an Indian major involvement in Southeast Asia – With Gregory Poling

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer: Making sense of The Philippines’ relationship with China and the United States

As a major ally with a mutual defense treaty and a history of fighting side-by-side since World War II, the bond between the United States and the Philippines has been especially close. Understandably, it comes as a surprise to many to see the Philippines seek closer ties with China. More so considering the tense territorial…

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Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer: Making sense of The Philippines’ relationship with China and the United States