The USS John S. McCain pictured conducting a patrol in the South China Sea in January. The US has increased what it terms freedom of navigation operations in response to China building military outposts on islands in the disputed waters. Photo: AP

Distrust is fuelling instability in Asia, think tank reports – can a stronger Asean help mend ties?

South China Sea a particular hotspot, with rising distrust fuelling territorial disputes and historical rivalries, study says

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The USS John S. McCain pictured conducting a patrol in the South China Sea in January. The US has increased what it terms freedom of navigation operations in response to China building military outposts on islands in the disputed waters. Photo: AP
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