New Trade Agreements in Asia


With the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on 15 November 2020, the announcement of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) on 30 December, and the prospects of enlarging the Compre­hensive and Prog

Window to Asia: What does cooperation with ASEAN mean for Russia?


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit opened in Singapore on Wednesday, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking part.

A day earlier, the Russian president had a bilateral meeting with his Singaporean counterpart, Halima Jakob. The leaders of the states attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Russian Cultural Center. The head of the Russian state noted that the construction and opening of the center will serve the purpose of developing bilateral relations.

2017 Forecast: ASEAN


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


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


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


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.