ASEAN

2017 Forecast: ASEAN

06.01.2017

The US’ original plans for the Pivot to Asia have largely been reversed in favor of China, though Washington still has a few tricks up its sleeve through Hybrid War and the “Lead From Behind” stratagem in making up for its recent setbacks.

ASEAN Summit: Geopolitical Importance

06.09.2016

The summit of ASEAN countries' leaders has been launched in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. On the agenda are issues of deepening integration, mutual cooperation, settling disputes, and cooperation with other centers of world development (the US, China, Russia, the EU).

Malaysia against unipolarity

05.08.2016

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak declared that the Muslim world should reject foreign intervention, as it clearly led to devastating results as seen in many countries.

ASEAN Summit held in Laos

25.07.2016

Representatives of the ASEAN block, which includes Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, will discuss regional issues. The event will also be attended by visiting high-ranking guests from other countries.

 

First ASEAN-US Summit in California

Feb. 15 President Barack Obama told on opening ceremony that "The United States will play a larger and long-term role in the Southeast Asian region and ASEAN". In November 2015, during an ASEAN summit in Malaysia, Obama announced that U.S.-ASEAN ties would be upgraded to the level of a "strategic partnership."