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Is China playing the North Korea card?

SINCE Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in March 2018, the mainstream view in China’s strategic community has evolved.

Time for bolder steps from ASEAN

ASEAN is now facing circumstances that are fundamentally different from anything it has dealt with before. They require a much more proactive approach on international and regional integration strategies. ASEAN...

Rebuilding Asean’s financial safety net

SINGAPORE and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion bilateral swap agreement (BSA) in October 2018, allowing the two countries to assist each other through US dollar loans during financial stress. The...