Southeast Asia

Cooperation between Russia and Vietnam Strengthens Steadily

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Vietnam is one of Russia’s key partners in the Asia-Pacific region. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) and Russia continue to develop cooperation, which has traditionally been friendly, based on years of close cooperation in a wide range of areas (diplomatic relations were established on 30 January 1950). The bilateral legal…

American Released from Myanmar Was Part of US Regime-Change Machine

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The Western media announced that American citizen Danny Fenster was freed from prison in Myanmar and allowed to leave the Southeast Asian nation in mid November after negotiations between American politician Bill Richardson and Myanmar’s government.  Reuters in its article, “US journalist freed in Myanmar, says he…

US at ASEAN Summit Looks to Turn Region Against Itself

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For the first time in four years a US President has attended the annual ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit. In a poorly disguised redux of the Obama-era “Pivot to Asia,” the US seeks to appear interested in contributing to ASEAN in a constructive manner while ultimately attempting to coerce the regional bloc into a confrontation…

China Completes Vietnam Metro as US Accuses Beijing of “Bullying” Region

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The Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi – home to over 8 million people – saw the opening of its first ever metro line. The line was financed and built by China and features rolling stock from China’s state-owned CRRC. The metro was under construction starting in 2011 and was the target of criticism particularly in the West for being…

AUKUS and Myanmar Undermine ASEAN Unity

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In fact, and as has been repeatedly noted in the NEO, the situation is worsening in South-East Asia, a key region for the global political process today, all ten countries of which form ASEAN. This deterioration comes from the degrading relations between the two global powers, the USA and China. The field of tensions created by both significant global players…

New Military Bloc – New Threats to Peace and Security in Asia

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In September 2021 it was announced that in the Asia-Pacific and Indo-Pacific regions emerged a new military bloc composed of Australia, the United States and Britain. This event caused a resounding international response, marking a milestone in the ongoing restructuring of international relations.   Many analysts…

US Weaponizes UN for Regime Change in Myanmar

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When the United Nations through its online news portal claims one of its experts sees the situation in Myanmar “failing” and urging measures to save the country from its current, ongoing conflict, many might take it at face value. The article would claim: According to Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews, since its power grab and overthrow of the democratically…

Laos: From Landlocked to High-Speed Rail-Linked

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For anyone who travelled through the rugged landlocked Southeast Asian country of Laos years ago, they will remember the twisting mountain roads and the many days by bus it would take to traverse the terrain from China’s border with Laos at Boten to the Laotian capital of Vietniane across the Mekong River from Thailand’s city of Nong Khai. From Kunming to Vientien…

US Sanctions Cambodian Leaders Amid US-China Rivalry

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The Southeast Asian country of Cambodia, inhabited by 16 million people, and still recovering from the decades of turmoil that surrounded America’s war with Vietnam, finds itself once again targeted by the US for standing in the way of Washington’s regional ambitions.  At first glance by ordinary readers, the Radio Free Asia (RFADahJTkfw article, “US Lawmakers Pass Legislation…

Russian-Indonesian Relations Grow Stronger Amid Geopolitical Instability

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Indonesia, a country of 270 million people and ASEAN’s largest economy, is actively involved in the affairs of Southeast Asia and seeks to maintain peace, stability and economic development in the region for its own security and to accelerate its economic growth. For its part, the Russian Federation, whose foreign policy objectives…

The IAEA’s “Western Policy” on Iran

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The mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEADahJTkfw in connection with Iran’s nuclear activities is strictly limited to technical issues and highly confidential, however the political exploitation of the issue is carried on by certain Western powers in stark contradiction with the principles of independence, impartiality, and professionalism that…

US-Singapore Relations: Being of Use vs. Being Used

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The tiny Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore serves as a sort of bellwether for a multitude of trends from economics to geopolitics. The Singaporean government is able to quickly and flexibly adapt to changing trends, more so than anywhere else, because of its small size – an advantage that Singapore enjoys and which compensates for its many disadvantages…


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