TCSS Security Commentaries #032 Strategically, the vacuum created by the withdrawal of the West after decades of its hegemonic presence is a timely opportunity for China to strengthen its foothold in the region. Rebecca Chohwanglim, Visiting Scholar, TCSS. Afghanistan's Taliban Political Chief, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, and China's Ambassador to Afghanistan, Wang Yu, in Kabul.Source: … Continue reading China Expands Footprint in Taliban’s Afghanistan: Signs $540 Million Energy Deal
NATO and the Indo-Pacific: Can India be another Springboard?
TCSS Security Commentaries #032 The path forward seems to be establishing a very targeted, carefully structured cooperation that will permit India and NATO to collaborate against security threats while allowing New Delhi's diplomats to keep ties with other states to maintain India's strategic autonomy. Pauline Geyer, Intern, TCSS Source: https://avaaz24.com/nato-plus-should-india-join/ In March 2023, New Delhi … Continue reading NATO and the Indo-Pacific: Can India be another Springboard?
President Marcos Jr.’s Three-day State Visit to Beijing: Inks 14 Agreements and Attracts Investments in Billions
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
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