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With eye on China, Japan and ASEAN to unveil ‘new vision’ for ties - The Japan Times

Thursday, December 14, 2023

News Type: USIP in the News

Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to unveil a “new vision” for cooperation when their leaders meet in Tokyo this weekend for a commemorative gathering as Japan seeks to align the 10-member bloc with its strategy for a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” amid concerns over China's growing assertiveness. The three-day special leaders’ summit, meant to mark 50 years of...

Democracy & Governance

Philippines opens South China Sea outpost as it digs in against China - Washington Examiner

Saturday, December 2, 2023

News Type: USIP in the News

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s administration opened a new coast guard outpost station in the South China Sea in a bid to fortify Manila's position in a high-stakes territorial dispute with China. “Its ability to collect real-time data, along with its coastal radars that can track the presence of vessels near the island, will certainly have an impact on the behavior of...

Conflict Analysis & PreventionFragility & Resilience

With eye on China, Japan and Vietnam take ties to ‘new heights’ - The Japan Times

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

News Type: USIP in the News

Japan is continuing to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian countries, upgrading relations with Vietnam on Monday in a move that will pave the way for greater cooperation in areas such as trade and security as Tokyo seeks to counterbalance China’s growing footprint in the region. At a summit in Tokyo marking 50 years of diplomatic ties, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong agreed to elevate the relationship to a...

Democracy & GovernanceMediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

U.S. must step up too - Daily Tribune Philippines

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

News Type: USIP in the News

American analysts have been exploring the possible ways the West Philippine Sea conflict will play out primarily with the so-called “gray zone” maneuvers by China in the disputed waters in which non-military activities are employed for coercion. The United States Institute of Peace, or USIP, a federal body...

Global Policy