TCSS Security Commentaries #031 It is yet to see whether establishing direct communication between Manila and Beijing would result in more diplomatic progress or protests. Angelo Brian T. Castro, TCSS Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. visited Beijing for three days to discuss investment deals with China and raise the issue of the South China … Continue reading President Marcos Jr.’s Three-day State Visit to Beijing: Inks 14 Agreements and Attracts Investments in Billions
Europe’s Decoupling from China and EU-ASEAN Relations
TCSS Security Commentaries #031 The EU-ASEAN Commemorative Summit is an important step for Europe as dependency on Russia catalyzes a discursive reframing of “authoritarian enemies,” and the notion of systemic rivalry saturates the bloc’s stance towards China Milan Thiée, University of Heidelberg On December 14, the first-ever EU-ASEAN member states summit was held in Brussels. … Continue reading Europe’s Decoupling from China and EU-ASEAN Relations
August ’22 PLA Military Exercises: Implications for Taiwan’s Security
TCSS Security Commentaries #028 Latest military exercises have raised worries that China will normalize such drills and permanently station larger levels of military forces in the Fujian province across the Taiwan Strait. Hugo Tierny, MoFA Taiwan Scholar In response to US Congress Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, China conducted military exercises in the Taiwan … Continue reading August ’22 PLA Military Exercises: Implications for Taiwan’s Security
Ukraine Conflict and Geopolitical Turbulence within Quad
Security Commentaries The Indo-Pacific region seems to be an outlet for the US’s strategic competition with China. It is demonstrated in the US’s exaggeration of China’s aggressiveness as an inevitable threat to the region’s integrity and global stability. Elpeni Fitrah, Taiwan Center for Security Studies Quad foreign ministers meeting the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison … Continue reading Ukraine Conflict and Geopolitical Turbulence within Quad
BRICS and Quad: India’s Strategic Autonomy to Balance China
A CONTINUED BEIJING’S BELLIGERENCE AGAINST INDIA MAY FURTHER TILT NEW DELHI TOWARDS QUAD, WHILE NOT COMPLETELY ABANDONING THE BRICS SPACE FOR BEIJING. Veeresh Kanduri On June 1, the Foreign Ministers of BRICS—a grouping of five nations spread over four continents including Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—held the annual meeting virtually online, as it is … Continue reading BRICS and Quad: India’s Strategic Autonomy to Balance China
The Achilles Heel of NATO’s New Horizon: Sino-Turkish Rapprochement
The NATO Summit in Brussel represents a milestone in several ways. The US firmly attempts to reassure its allies, and the Alliance expanded its political agenda to address threats emanating from growing China. However, China-Turkey rapprochement will likely be the Achilles' heels of the new agenda. Harun Talha Ayanoğlu Out of Brussels this week from … Continue reading The Achilles Heel of NATO’s New Horizon: Sino-Turkish Rapprochement
Harmonizing between Chances and Challenges, ASEAN Moves Closer to China: A Report to the 30th Anniversary of Dialogue Relations between ASEAN-China
Since economic recovery and regional security have become the two most important priorities for ASEAN at this moment, China seems to be the most understanding and comes as a reliable partner. Elpeni Fitrah Photo: Xinhuanet.com China marked the 30th anniversary of establishing its dialogue relations with ASEAN by hosting an in-person special ASEAN-China Foreign … Continue reading Harmonizing between Chances and Challenges, ASEAN Moves Closer to China: A Report to the 30th Anniversary of Dialogue Relations between ASEAN-China
Who Holds the Future of the Middle Corridor?
TCSS Security Commentaries #018 AFTER THE G7 AND NATO SUMMITS, THE QUESTION ARISES ONCE MORE HOW MUCH INFLUENCE CHINA WILL EXERT IN ITS PLANS FOR GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY IN TRADE, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND INVESTMENTS. THE MIDDLE CORRIDOR PROJECT (MC) IS IN A POSITION TO HARMONIZE AND PERHAPS KEEP GROUNDED INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS IN THE REGION. Diren Dogen, Visiting … Continue reading Who Holds the Future of the Middle Corridor?