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Re-visiting ASEAN principles amid Indo-Pacific tension

Washington, DC | Mon, February 26, 2018 | 12:52 pm
Re-visiting ASEAN principles amid Indo-Pacific tension An oil rig in the middle of South China Sea. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM Just before his recent visit to Jakarta, United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis revealed the first US National Defense Strategy (NDS) in 10 years at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. The 2018 NDS acknowledges the return of the great-power competition in the American strategic perspective by positioning China and Russia as strategic competitors with the...

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