Tag: ASEAN

  • Territorial Claims Raising Tensions in South China Sea

    Territorial Claims Raising Tensions in South China Sea

    The South China Sea is one of East Asia’s most important military flashpoints. It is the world’s second most used sea-lane and accommodates a third of the world’s shipping. Competing territorial claims are causing tension within the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

  • Burma Opening

    Burma – or Myanmar as of 2005 – is a country in reform, however the nature of those reforms remains unclear. Many hope to finally see free and fair elections on April 1st, while others are still sceptical that a country for so long plagued by tyranny will be able to take such a path.