Southeast Asia

Sri Lanka: Another Battlefield for India and ...

34534Recently, the continuation of the largest Chinese project on the island of Sri Lanka came to light. It concerns the construction of a huge housing estate, called City Port near Colombo, Sri Lanka’s main port. The new area will be equipped with…

Australia Still Reluctant to Disclose MH17 In...

4234234234When Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014, Australian politicians and the mainstream media, especially the Murdoch newspapers, were quick to apportion blame. Responsibility for the disaster was…

US Invites Thai Fugitive Mass Murderer to NYC

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US special interests have been pursuing a decades-long regional agenda in Southeast Asia in an attempt to create a united supranational front with which to confront Beijing. Exposed first in the “Pentagon Papers” in the 1970’s, it was revealed…

Next ASEAN+USA Summit

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The importance of the ASEAN+USA summit which was held on February 15-16 of this year on the territory of Sunnylands ranch in California is determined by the context of the new global game, in particular the recent events in Southeast Asia (SEA). Ten countries from this sub-region form the aforementioned Association…

Indonesia, China, Gold and ISIS

45345354At first glance it’s a strange title for an article. What does Indonesia, China, Gold and the Islamic State or ISIS have to do with one another? That might begin to become clearer when we look more closely at the foreign economic policy actions…

Bandung – Creative City?

345345345The Empire has developed a complex system of slapping faces and humiliating all those who defy its dictate. It has also become increasingly generous when rewarding its allies and lackeys. Of course no medals are distributed. But much better goodies are…

Laos: The New Cold War Battleground You Don&#...

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The "New Cold War" could be a potential description for the unfolding geopolitical lay of the planet as Russia reemerges…

As Myanmar Enters a New Era, Washington and B...

3423425666Myanmar is a country rapidly moving toward uncharted political terrain. By March 2016, the National League for Democracy (NLD) will take power for the first time in history, bringing an end to five decades of rule by the military…

Vietnam and the XII Congress of the Communist...

22237239442The upcoming Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam may become an important milestone in the Vietnam’s modern history. It is becoming increasingly clear that the so-called policy of renovation (Doi Moi in Vietnamese) or, in other words…

ISIS: US-Saudi Plague Reaches Indonesia?

3721ISIS attacks conveniently mesh with Washington’s growing frustration with Jakarta and its expanding ties with China. Coordinated bombings and mass shootings struck Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta on Thursday leaving several dead and many more wounded…

Russian-Vietnamese Cooperation Gains Momentum

1037677473In mid-December 2015, the First Deputy Chairperson of the Russian Government Igor Shuvalov visited Vietnam. The Russian Vice Prime Minister met the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang, Vice Prime Minister Hoang Chung Hay…

Myanmar: Trading in the Devil You Know…

43453454Myanmar held elections early November as the capstone of a wider range of “reforms” it has undertaken as an apparent means of escaping decades of sanctions leveled against it by the West. Predictably, the National League…


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