Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing meets Vladimir Putin for first time since coup, as countries sign nuclear road map for cooperation over 2022-23 and signal commitment to deepen partnership in key areas.
Under Biden, US foreign policy will not ‘snap back’ to that of the Obama era and Asean countries will find themselves at the centre of an intensifying Sino-US rivalry.
But China is unlikely to terraform further land features, while Vietnam will also refrain from legally challenging Beijing’s claims or actions.
Hoang Thi Ha and Ian Storey examine the (dis)connect between the Asean-China Code of Conduct negotiations and the arbitration ruling.
Beijing has filled a void in Thailand’s arms imports since Washington scaled back cooperation after the 2014 coup, but Bangkok is keen to strike a balance