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Andrew KORYBKO – ASEAN’s SEZs Can Help Actualize Russia’s Asian Sea Arc


By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) Russia is in the midst of a transformational geo-economic pivot, whereby its previous Western-prioritized economic relations are rapidly moving towards Asia. As part of this historic shift, Russia seeks to spearhead three North-South vectors of trade, with the subject of this article being the one directed towards ASEAN. The Asian Sea […]

Too Old to Die Young (The 12th National Congress of Vietnam Communist Party)


Carlyle A. Thayer Emeritus Professor, The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra The Vietnam Communist Party (VCP) held its 12th National Congress in Hanoi from 20-28 January. The foreign news media devoted the lion’s share of attention on the contestation for the post of VCP Secretary General between incumbent […]

Ways an Asian War Could Erupt


Alex Ward   At times of global instability, the places where things remain calm stand out. That is the case with northeast Asia, the area primarily comprised of China, Japan, parts of Russia and the two Koreas. Due to the generosity of the Korean Economic Institute and Korea Foundation, I had the chance recently to […]

Vietnam and Great Power Rivalries


It all began with apparently innocuous activity reported in both the Russian and Vietnamese press citing the Russian Defense Ministry on January 4. According to the reports, Russian Air Force Il-78 Midas tanker planes were granted access last year to Vietnam’s aerodrome facilities in Cam Ranh Bay, located in the southern Vietnamese province of Khanh […]

What Obama’s second term means for Asia – East Asia Forum

East Asia Forum – http://www.eastasiaforum.org – What Obama’s second term means for Asia Posted By Amitav Acharya On 11 November 2012 In International Relations,Politics,United States | 1 Comment Author: Amitav Acharya, AU Although Asian stock markets are buoyed and governments relieved by Barack Obama’s re-election as the 44th President of the United States, major uncertainties […]

The Russia – Vietnam comprehensive partnership

The Russia–Vietnam comprehensive partnership Posted By Carlyle Thayer On 9 October 2012 In International Relations,Russia,Vietnam | 1 Comment Author: Carlyle A. Thayer, UNSW, Canberra On July 27, Vietnamese president Truong Tan Sang met with his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin, in the resort city of Sochi, Russia. The two presidents issued a joint statement on […]

East Asia Forum – Obama and Asia

East Asia Forum – http://www.eastasiaforum.org – Obama and Asia Posted By Peter Drysdale On 12 November 2012 In China,International Relations,United States | No Comments Author: Peter Drysdale, Editor, East Asia Forum An Obama second term has been welcomed throughout Asia, including in China, although the hard-heads judged that Romney would have provided a steady hand […]

Maria Monica Wihardja – Indonesia and Russia’s presidency of the G20

December 8th, 2012 Author: Maria Monica Wihardja, CSIS, Jakarta Indonesia can play a crucial role at next year’s G20 summit in St Petersburg — partly because it faces many of the same challenges as the host country. Russia and Indonesia both depend heavily on the export of raw commodities. Both countries were former borrowers of […]

Nuclear states shun ASEAN treaty

Supalak Ganjanakhundee, Asia News Network (The Nation), Phnom Penh | World | Mon, July 09 2012 Nuclear weapons states will not sign the protocol of the Southeast Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone treaty (SEANWFZ) at this week’s ASEAN meeting as many of them still have reservations, Foreign Minister Surapong Towichukchaikul said Sunday. Nuclear powers including […]

Vietnamese protest over islands dispute with China

Associated Press, Hanoi | World | Sun, July 01 2012 A group of Vietnamese marched through the capital’s streets shouting “Down with China!” in a rare protest Sunday following growing tensions over disputed territory in the South China Sea. About 200 people chanted in the rain, some waving flags and holding signs, as they walked […]