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Trump Miscalculates the Importance of ASEAN

The 2019 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit held in Thailand earlier this week has given a signal of how the regional order is beginning to change. The ASEAN platform serves as a biannual conference between 10 Southeast countries, with Papua New Guinea and East Timor having observer status. ASEAN focusses on issues of […]


The US performs its first joint military maneuvers with ASEAN

BANGKOK – The United States and the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) begin their first joint military exercises in history in the Gulf of Thailand. ASEAN comprises the countries of Brunei, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The US Navy sent for the maneuvers […]


Cells of the ISIS terrorist group were totally dismantled in Syria with Russian support during three years of Moscow’s participation in the operation, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Saturday. “More than 87,500 militants were killed, 1,411 settlements and more than 95% of Syrian territory were liberated during the operation,” Shoigu said at the […]

Moscow to assist ASEAN in preventing the spread of international terrorism

October 24, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos         Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Moscow is ready to assist the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in preventing the spread international terrorism to the region. “Russia is ready to provide all the necessary assistance […]

Russia opens permanent presence in South-East Asia

August 9 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –  RIA Novosti  – by Inessa Sinchougova Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has opened a permanent mission of the Russian Federation under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta, Indonesia. “The opening of our permanent mission confirms once again the priority of cooperation with ASEAN within the framework […]

Southeast Asian countries thank Russia for strengthening regional security

April 27, 2016 – PolitRussia – Translated by J. Arnoldski The first informal meeting of the ministers of defense of Russia and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member countries took place on April 26th in Moscow. Sergey Shoigu discussed the situation in the Asia-Pacific region and approaches to ensuring regional security and the development […]