The US can’t usually gain the upper hand in this war of words, as Pyongyang chooses whatever wording it likes, and what Washington says may not be heard by North Korean society.
The US is the sole superpower, but its media and elites are the most narrow-minded. They unreasonably require the whole world to serve US interests.
To prewar Fascists, the US was often regarded as the symbol of cosmopolitan decadence. The offensive use of “cosmopolitanism”, then, has a profoundly anti-American provenance.
Defence cooperation, in particular, has progressed considerably. In 2011, Japan and Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen defence ties.
The people of Asean should be proud of the achievements made. But we should not be complacent and we should stand ready to face all emerging challenges and risks.
When editors from around the region were given exclusive access to Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano, there was a noticeable change in approach to the issue of terrorism.
Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most diverse regions. Its 640 million people include 240 million Muslims, 120 million Christians, 150 million Buddhists, and millions of Hindus, Taoists, Confucianists, and Communists.
Following half a century of evolution of open regionalism, the establishment of the Asean Economic Community at the end of 2015 is seen as one of the greatest achievements that Asean is undertaking.
“To me, Cambodia does not look like a country that should be in arrears. Buildings coming up all over the city, foreign investment coming in, government revenue is rising rapidly.”
Aside from an unconvincing nod to humanitarianism, Mr Trump’s only rationale for deploying US military capabilities seems to have been that Mr Obama did not respond to Assad.
Hun Sen’s visit marks the 25th anniversary of Japan’s first peacekeeping operations in Cambodia and the first state visit by Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi.
Foreign direct investment is the key driving force of Cambodia’s economic development.
Close-in surveillance of US military around China’s coastal areas a major problem between China and US.
Australian media cry out claiming navigation by Chinese “aggressive” and “worrying”, while in support of US “freedom of navigation”.
It may be too late to affect North Korea’s trajectory decisively; but it is not too late to learn from the experience.
Western powers are hardly blameless for the Middle East’s woes. Any mention of the Sykes-Picot Agreement still incites such rage in the Arab world that it seems as if the plan had been conceived yesterday.
As Asean is working towards the realisation of its 2025 vision, it must holistically address the development disparity and capacity gap between and within the member states.
Sam Rainsy is an incompetent coward who frequently deploys populist propaganda to gain popularity without consideration for national cohesion, happiness of the people and the lives of his followers.
By launching the missile, North Korea showed that it would not be restricted by the “red lines” set by the US and that it would continue its confrontation with the US.
His look of despair speaks to what many in Venezuela are feeling as they wonder how much longer their country must suffer violence and misrule.
Until a few decades ago, democratic leaders had to climb the electoral ladder, acquiring facility for retail politics, stump speaking and demands of assembling a majority.
The world is getting more unpredictable. Small states are becoming more vulnerable to changing geopolitics and the risks stemming from major power rivalry.
All that’s left now is for the North to miniaturise a warhead to be deliverable by such an ICBM – thought to be not more than a few years off.
This G20 summit, of course, was the first with Donald Trump as US President. The summit’s discordant tones, echoed in the stormy sections of Beethoven’s symphony, emanated entirely from the United States.
US President Donald Trump must be giddy: on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, he finally met his Russian counterpart and strongman-hero Vladimir Putin.
While I was Governor of Hong Kong, from 1992 until the handover of the city to China in 1997, I kept a diary.
With every tweet or meeting with a foreign leader that US President Donald Trump completes, American officials find themselves struggling to reassure allies that the United States remains committed to their security.
Against the odds, independent centrist Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency by a decisive margin, and now he secured a huge majority in the French National Assembly.
If you were a Briton who had been stuck in Antarctica for the past year and a half, you might be forgiven for wishing you had stayed put.
The recent commune elections raise an interesting question for the opposition CNRP – for the last four years, the CNRP has claimed that it “really” won the 2013 general election, but did it?