Russia ousts China and USA from South-East Asia

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s much-publicized tagline for the homegrown Sputnik vaccines — “reliable as a Kalashnikov assault rifle” — seems to bear a special connotation for Southeast Asia, …

Majority of ASEAN leaders ignore summit with U.S.

Leaders of seven of ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have skipped the ASEAN-U.S. summit, which is held on November 2-4 in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok. The leaders of only three countries …

Lavrov and Cavusoglu meet in Thailand

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on the sidelines of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers meeting in …

ASEAN’s priority: China

This is realpolitik ASEAN has to face. Chinese Premier Li Leqiang’s presence at the summits of ASEAN leaders and their meetings with their trading partners in Singapore this week will have a decisive and direct impact on the outcomes of …

Putin: Russia passes bottom of economic crisis

Russia passed the bottom of the economic crisis in 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of leaders of ASEAN member countries with representatives of Russia-ASEAN Business Forum. "The low level …