China and the 10-member ASEAN bloc have finally agreed on the “rough outline” of the legally binding Code of Conduct that is seen as a major step to prevent clashes in the highly strategic South China Sea. The COC is expected to be signed when the ASEAN returns to the Philippines for their final summit for this year. Continue reading Major Step for Lasting Peace in the South China Sea Has Been Reached
During the next five years, or at least, during the term of the Philippine strongman Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, no attempt at sowing acoustic and kinetic conflicts will be allowed in the South China Sea region. Continue reading Deep State is Losing Southeast Asia, Choosing Mutual Economic Progress instead of War
The current chairman of the ASEAN Summit 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, is defying Western pressure to invoke the Hague Tribunal UNCLOS ruling that is aimed at controlling China’s energy and trade route in the South China Sea. Continue reading ASEAN2017 Chair Duterte Defies Western Line of Invoking UNCLOS Ruling vs. China
When Mikael Gorbachev shook hands with Ronald Reagan to “tear down the wall,” it was with the understanding that the US would not attack Russia in any form, in the future. Continue reading Russia is Now betting on Asia Due to Perennial Western Double-Cross
First the Golan Heights, now the South China Sea – The United States used to patrol this regularly to ensure “freedom of navigation” for all the nations who claim part (or all) of the sea and the islands within it. Now it is being reported that it has called its aircraft carriers home and left the competing states to sort it out for themselves: hoping, of course, that they won’t. Continue reading We Want the Problem, Now You Sort It Out | US @SCS
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak visits China, barely a week of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s week-long visit to China will start October 31. Will it mark a turning point for Malaysian foreign policy, similar to the one recently made by President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte?