Toward a People-Centered ASEAN Community


November 19, 2017 Toward a People-Centered ASEAN Community by Moon Jae-in http://www.project-syndicate.org In the 50 years since the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, almost all of Asia has been utterly transformed. ASEAN’s contributions to harnessing and spreading economic dynamism have been essential to the region’s success. ASEAN TIES. South Korean President Moon … Continue reading

East-Asian Regionalism — A Bulwark Against a “Post-Liberal” International Order?


November 18, 2017 East-Asian Regionalism — A Bulwark Against a “Post-Liberal” International Order? http://www.jpi.or.kr/eng/regular/policy_view.sky?code=EnOther&id=5325–www.eastasiaforum.org By  See Seng Tan (RSIS, Nanyang Technological University) In his January 2017 address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Chinese President Xi Jinping positioned himself—unusually for the leader of Communist China—as a defender of globalization and free trade. Without … Continue reading

The Belt and Road Initiative and Asia’s changing order


November 18, 2017 The Belt and Road Initiative and Asia’s changing order by Nick Bisley, La Trobe University In the two days of meetings from 8 November between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Trump’s first state visit, it appears that they did not talk at all about the Belt and … Continue reading

Governance Matters–Effective Action speaks louder than words


November 17, 2017 Governance Matters–Effective Action speaks louder than Political Talk by TK Chua http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com For whatever reasons or motives, I think we have showered enough praise on Dr. D. Jeyakumar, the MP for Sungai Siput and Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM), the only “socialist party” in Malaysia. It is a plus if he is humble … Continue reading

Remarks by President Trump on His Trip to Asia (Full Text)


November 16, 2017 Remarks by President Trump on His Trip to Asia Source: The White House, Washington DC “I explained to all of the world leaders, and across Asia, how well the United States is doing. Economic growth has been over 3 percent the last two quarters and is going higher. Unemployment is at its … Continue reading