it’s likely that Vietnam could play some role – however informal – in the so-called “Quad” between the US, Japan, Australia, and India in “containing China”, up to de-facto becoming the “Quint” if Vietnam is fully integrated into this developing military integrational platform.
South East Asia
Duterte is going to feel the heat from the US, and it’s just a question of whether he’ll be in a better position to counteract it if he has absolute power or if he abides by the constitution’s limitations to his authority.
The Cambodian National Rescue Party might inadvertently pose more of a strategic risk to the “Freedom Corridor” than President Hun Sen ever could.
The Rohingya Crisis has taken the world by storm, but should not come as a surprise for those who’ve been astutely following the Myanmar Civil War.
So long as the Indian government maintains its inflexible “zero-sum” mentality towards any of its partners’ relations with Pakistan, however, its people will probably continue breaking with tradition and increasingly come to view Russia and its leadership through a negative pro-Western Mainstream Media prism.
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