Monday, September 25, 2017

Mountaineers to highlight ASEAN-India partnership

Asean and India plan a friendly expedition to Puncak Jaya, one of the highest mountains in ASEAN, to bring India and ASEAN closer through sporting events that promote people-to-people relations.

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BIMSTEC is not a household word

Despite being around for 20 years, the Bay of Bengal regional organisation known as BIMSTEC is not yet a household word.

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Mekong’s way forward: A shared burden

Mekong riparian countries need to manage the Mekong River through a “shared burden” strategy for sustainability and broad ownership.

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US Asia policy ‘so far, so good’

Four months into Donald Trump’s presidency, Asian countries still maintain a neutral outlook on US engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Major powers search for “new” ties in Asia-Pacific

Major powers are searching for and negotiating “new” roles in the current international system, which remains in flux, according to international experts and strategists.

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Future of ASEAN: Innovation and multilateralism

The future of ASEAN will depend on creative ways of consultation and making decisions, including the maintenance of multilateralism platforms, according to two former ASEAN chiefs.

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Surin: ASEAN should join Six Party Talks

Asean should be invited to join the Six-Party Talks (SPT) aimed at the denuclearisation of North Korea as all the concerned members belonged to the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).

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Myanmar has lowest NTMs in ASEAN

Myanmar has the fewest non-tariff measures (NTMs) of all ASEAN members but this does not reflect the level of protectionism of the country’s trading policies, according to an ASEAN expert.

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Philippine ASEAN leadership gears up for 50th anniversary

The current ASEAN chair, the Philippines, has already made its presence felt with myriads of programs that show the diversity and vitality of the organization as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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US businesses optimistic about ASEAN growth story

What is the general view of US business in ASEAN before Washington’s withdrawal from Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

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