Donald Trump pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord isn’t really a surprise, even if the move made headlines. International climate protection is much more stable than most people think.
Thailand wrapped up its tenure as chair of the 35th ASEAN Summit and related meetings in Bangkok, handing over the torch to Vietnam for next year.
India on Monday decided not to join the RCEP trade agreement, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi telling leaders of the 15 other participating countries the deal doesn’t satisfactorily address New Delhi’s “outstanding issues and concerns”.
Sam Rainsy lies. He cheats. He is a storyteller. A schizophrenic dreamer, he disavows his word. He betrays the trust of naive people who support him with money. He promises a fairytale democratic paradise.
To understand Rainsy, one needs know his past, his family situation, his education and his political commitment.
Hong Kong has been critically hit by a series of violent protests and riots since June. This vibrant city is now faced with a severe political crisis leading to economic slowdown and social unrest.
The “unexpected” trade spat between Japan and South Korea revealed that it is the support from Japanese suppliers that has allowed South Korean companies to dominate the semiconductor market for so many years.
The ASEAN summit and East Asia Summit held in Bangkok allowed Russia to once again establish its position in the region.
Most obviously, political populism is typically associated with a nativist turn away from economic openness and the growing trade, investment and financial interdependence on which the Asian region collectively has relied as drivers of growth and prosperity.
On Sept 27, 2019, the European Union and Japan launched the Europan Uniom–Japan partnership on sustainable connectivity and quality infrastructure.
Despite declaring the Indo-Pacific the single most consequential region for the United States’ future in a Pentagon strategy report earlier this year, the Trump Administration has scaled back the US presence at the Bangkok summit-level gatherings being held on Nov 3 to 4.
That China is holding the second China International Import Expo shows it is committed to promoting shared prosperity and mutual benefit.
In an email dated September 20 to the Infosys Board and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Ethical Employees, a whistleblower group, alleged that Infosys CEO Salil Parekh was indulging in “unethical practices” to boost short-term revenues and profits.
Quite evidently, the questions cannot be answered by an app. Not even by a collection of apps. It is a system of solutions that is required, some technological and some ideological, but always systematic.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chancellor Angela Merkel value one another and, although there were subtle criticisms, economic cooperation was at the core of Merkel’s message during the fifth German-Indian bilateral talks, which took place in New Delhi.
Headlines this week warned that much of Mumbai and its suburbs could be under water because of climate change-related sea-level rise by 2050.
The US has only sent a low-profile delegation and hoped that the meetings could discuss more about South China Sea issues, which makes Washington not the centre of the agenda.
The development of new technology has benefited trade and commerce, and blockchain technology seems set to improve the multinational trade system, especially customs operations.
At this year’s ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Germany formally accedes to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia.
Cambodia and the EU has enjoyed a strong multifaceted cooperation for decades. With the evolving geopolitical landscape, trade wars and weakening multilateralism, both sides understand the importance in bolstering ties as great opportunities to promote mutual interest.
The coloured revolution is the term used by the media to describe the various revolutionary movements happening in the 2000s.
Citing China as “a particular risk”, an anonymous US military officer said on Oct 21 that Japan must inform its public of the “China threat” and that China’s weapons inventory “threatens Japan as well as others in the region”, according to a Bloomberg news report.
On Thursday, US Vice-President Mike Pence delivered a major speech on the Trump administration’s China policy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC.
It would be a mistake to imagine that the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi represents victory over terror carried out in the name of Islam.
Globalisation has many winners, but there are losers too, and they are taking to the streets around the world. The list of countries where there is unrest spans the globe: Hong Kong, Lebanon, France, Chile and Ecuador.
The leader of the Islamic State terror group (IS, outlawed in Russia) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a special operation carried out by United States troops, US President Donald Trump announced.
Professor Stephen Philip Cohen, pioneer of South Asian security studies, who passed away on Oct 28 in the United States, will be remembered with affection and respect across a region that he explored and researched for more than 50 years.
Subdued in the hubbub surrounding the results of assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana last week were two other developments that would otherwise have drawn far more attention.
The death of 39 people whose bodies were found in the back of a lorry in Essex, Britain, last week was shocking. No matter which country these people are from, the way they were crammed into a refrigerated container to be smuggled into the UK was horrendous.
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo’s new cabinet welds two different visions of Indonesia together. One vision sees a bright future – for Indonesia to transform itself into a major economic power and bring prosperity to millions of Indonesians.