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Biden working on ties with Southeast Asia in shadow of China
World

Biden working on ties with Southeast Asia in shadow of China

Biden's efforts at the ASEAN summit are meant to lay the groundwork ahead of his highly anticipated meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the first face-to-face encounter with a leader whose nation the US now considers its most potent economic and military rival

Indonesian chairmanship of G20 is an opportunity for India, rising responsibility for Global South
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Indonesian chairmanship of G20 is an opportunity for India, rising responsibility for Global South

As the largest country of ASEAN, Indonesia has always played a positive role in creating a better impact whenever it chaired ASEAN and EAS or APEC

Chinese spy ship left Sri Lanka but it portrayed an India plagued by chronic insecurities, anxieties and self-doubt
India

Chinese spy ship left Sri Lanka but it portrayed an India plagued by chronic insecurities, anxieties and self-doubt

Helping Sri Lanka in its hour of need, even as a first responder, does not automatically give India the right to dictate terms or call for “punishment” or “lessons” should things not go New Delhi’s way

Why India should support greater African representation under its G20 presidency
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Why India should support greater African representation under its G20 presidency

As India is all set to take over the G20 presidency from Indonesia on 1 December 2022 till 30 November 2023, it should step up its game and distinguish itself as Africa’s partner with a difference

Asian Century: Time is running out and fast — and China is responsible for that
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Asian Century: Time is running out and fast — and China is responsible for that

The ball is in China’s court, which has to resolve the border dispute with India. Post-Galwan, there cannot be any progress unless the PLA withdraws to pre-Galwan ground positions

Rise of a China-centric world order: Cold War 2.0 or World War III?
World

Rise of a China-centric world order: Cold War 2.0 or World War III?

Confrontation appears inevitable to stop a revisionist power on the march. Quad is India’s partner. Alliances are necessary to ensure that India is not alone and can stare down China. Another great war looms uneasily on the horizon

Nancy Pelosi visit adds to the miseries and mysteries of Ukraine war
World

Nancy Pelosi visit adds to the miseries and mysteries of Ukraine war

The Ukraine-Pelosi episodes may have finally shifted American, and by extension global attention away from individual enemies of the US, hence, ‘enemies of humanity’, to post-Cold War State players

US, Australia, Japan urge China to immediately cease military drills around Taiwan
World

US, Australia, Japan urge China to immediately cease military drills around Taiwan

A joint statement was issued by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong, and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa after their in-person meeting in Phnom Penh on the margins of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting

ASEAN condemns lack of progress on crisis resolution plan for Myanmar, demands junta to take action
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ASEAN condemns lack of progress on crisis resolution plan for Myanmar, demands junta to take action

Myanmar has been in chaos since a coup in February 2021 and the death toll from the military's brutal crackdown on dissent has passed 2,100, according to a local monitoring group

ASEAN ministers urge restraint after Pelosi's Taiwan visit
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ASEAN ministers urge restraint after Pelosi's Taiwan visit

The 10-member ASEAN bloc is split between countries with close ties to China, such as Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos, and others that are warier of Beijing and its growing international assertiveness

ASEAN foreign ministers to push for tougher action on Myanmar; condemns junta's execution of four prisoners
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ASEAN foreign ministers to push for tougher action on Myanmar; condemns junta's execution of four prisoners

Myanmar has been in chaos since a coup in February last year and the death toll from the military's brutal crackdown on dissent has passed 2,100, according to a local monitoring group

India-Vietnam defence ties get a major push: Decoding why Rajnath Singh’s Hanoi visit was so important
India

India-Vietnam defence ties get a major push: Decoding why Rajnath Singh’s Hanoi visit was so important

Vietnam is an important player in India’s Act East policy and also its Indo-Pacific vision

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement in prison
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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement in prison

Since her ouster in a coup last year, Suu Kyi had been under house arrest at an undisclosed location in Naypyidaw, accompanied by several domestic staff and her dog

ASEAN foreign ministers call on PM Modi
World

ASEAN foreign ministers call on PM Modi

Had a good interaction with Foreign Ministers and Representatives of ASEAN countries as we celebrate 30 years of close India-ASEAN cooperation, PM Modi tweeted

India fully supports  strong, unified and prosperous ASEAN, says Jaishankar at meet
India

India fully supports strong, unified and prosperous ASEAN, says Jaishankar at meet

In his opening address, the External Affairs Minister said a better connected India and ASEAN would be well-positioned to promote decentralised globalisation and resilient and reliable supply chains

'Act East', 'Neighbourhood First' policies to have impact beyond South Asia: S Jaishankar
India

'Act East', 'Neighbourhood First' policies to have impact beyond South Asia: S Jaishankar

Addressing the Natural Allies in Development and Interdependence conclave, S Jaishankar said the realisation of this is evident from the potential of BIMSTEC on the Bay of Bengal region

US president Joe Biden welcomes Southeast Asian leaders with clean energy, maritime pledges
World

US president Joe Biden welcomes Southeast Asian leaders with clean energy, maritime pledges

Top leaders from eight of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations flew to Washington for the two-day summit

US president Joe Biden hosts ASEAN to demonstrate US hasn't lost focus on the Pacific
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US president Joe Biden hosts ASEAN to demonstrate US hasn't lost focus on the Pacific

The ASEAN nations include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. However leaders from Myanmar and the Philippines, are not expected to attend the summit

Biden administration is first to take Quad to leader level: White House
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Biden administration is first to take Quad to leader level: White House

On the eve of US-ASEAN Special Summit, a senior administration official said that the Quad leader had a number of meetings and they will meet in Tokyo at the president's travel

India takes bold steps to revive BIMSTEC, ball now with other members to take it forward
World

India takes bold steps to revive BIMSTEC, ball now with other members to take it forward

Confidence building and funding should not be only at Indian initiatives. The next steps must be to move from oft-expressed aspirations to small achievements