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Biden's Doctrine and Regional Fallout

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Biden's Doctrine and Regional Fallout

14 September 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: It is difficult to imagine the region or the world without US involvement. After the Afghanistan debacle, …

Biden's Fault Lines in SE Asia

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Biden's Fault Lines in SE Asia

31 August 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Vice President Kamala Harris was right in stating that when the history of the 21st century is …

US Urges ASEAN to Stand up to China

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US Urges ASEAN to Stand up to China

03 August 2021

China , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has made it clear the US would like to see Asean stand …

New US push: Vaccine and Mekong

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New US push: Vaccine and Mekong

20 July 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken used the special session with Asean last week to shore up …

ASEAN must Engage with US, China

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ASEAN must Engage with US, China

18 May 2021

ASEAN , China , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: On 24 April at the Asean Leaders' Meeting in Jakarta, the Asean chair, Sultan Hassan Bolkiah, instructed foreign …

Can Power help Biden's foreign policy?

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Can Power help Biden's foreign policy?

04 May 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The confirmation of Samantha Power last week as the new head of the US Agency for …

US Creates 3 New Entrapments in Asia

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US Creates 3 New Entrapments in Asia

20 April 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: With 90 days of the Biden Administration, three new entrapments have been on display by its foreign …

US Must Aim for SE Asia Middle Ground

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US Must Aim for SE Asia Middle Ground

23 March 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The outcome of the Alaska tit-for-tat sessions indicates a further freezing of US-China relations. It's a trend …

Can US, China Cooperate on Myanmar?

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Can US, China Cooperate on Myanmar?

16 March 2021

China , Myanmar , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Can the US transform the 'extreme competition' to 'extreme cooperation' with China for the sake of Myanmar's …

American First has Morphed into First America

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American First has Morphed into First America

02 February 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The confirmation hearing last week of US Secretary of State Antony Blinkin was very telling. In his …

Lessons from the American Insurrection

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Lessons from the American Insurrection

12 January 2021

United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The carnage on Capitol Hill last Wednesday provides numerous valuable lessons for both mature and emerging democracies around …

Without Trump, CJK Becomes Friendlier

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Without Trump, CJK Becomes Friendlier

01 December 2020

China , Japan , Republic of Korea , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: It has been a four-year hiatus for the three Asian economic powerhouses. Whatever their collaborative configurations may have …

ASEAN 101: 12 facts for ‘President' Biden

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ASEAN 101: 12 facts for ‘President' Biden

24 November 2020

ASEAN , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: 1. First and foremost, ASEAN is one less problem for the US globally because it is peaceful and …

Major Challenges Lie in Store for Biden

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Major Challenges Lie in Store for Biden

10 October 2020

ASEAN , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Despite the ongoing electoral lawsuits brought about by incumbent US President Donald Trump, it is only a matter …

Biden Win a Boon or Bane for Thailand?

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Biden Win a Boon or Bane for Thailand?

08 September 2020

Thailand , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: There are only nine weeks to go before Nov 3 when American voters decide on their new president. …

Thai-US Alliance Comes with New Twists

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Thai-US Alliance Comes with New Twists

14 July 2020

Thailand , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Before General James C McConville, the Chief of Staff of the US army, was able to sign the …

Re-energising Thai-US relations

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Re-energising Thai-US relations

02 June 2020

Thailand , United States

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: In the 12 weeks since Michael George DeSombre took up the post of US ambassador to Thailand, he has …

Implications of the Growing Tensions over Trade between the US and China for ASEAN: What to Expect and A Way Forward

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Implications of the Growing Tensions over Trade between the US and China for ASEAN: What to Expect and A Way Forward

23 May 2018

ASEAN , China , Trade , United States

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has played an essential role in building prosperity in the region in its 50 years of existence. ASEAN’s …

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