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US sanctions Myanmar military

The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on four commanders and two military units in Myanmar over their involvement in alleged ethnic cleansing of the country’s Rohingya Muslim population.

18 August 2018
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China wants military drills with ASEAN

China wants to stage joint military exercises with Southeast Asian nations in disputed waters, according to a draft document, but insists other countries should be excluded in what analysts say is a bid to diminish the United States’ (US) influence.

5 August 2018
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Trump’s grand strategy

United States (US) President Donald Trump’s inability to think strategically is undermining longstanding relationships, upending the global order, and accelerating the decline of his country’s global influence – or so the increasingly popular wisdom goe

1 August 2018
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The Western illusion of Chinese innovation

Over the past two decades, China has been achieving rapid technological progress, thanks in no small part to its massive investment in research and development, which totaled some 2.2 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) last year.

31 July 2018
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Trump-Putin summit: Five key takeaways

At their much-anticipated presidential summit, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were at pains to talk up a reconciliation in fractured ties between the United States (US) and Russia.

18 July 2018
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Vietnam goes on the defence

With China and the United States (US) as its largest export destinations, Vietnam is seeking ways to insulate itself from an escalating trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

18 July 2018
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China braces for more trade war pain

Further evidence of Donald Trump’s trade war with China is set to show up in economic data due from Friday, although it will likely just be a taste of things to come.

13 July 2018
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North Korea slams 'cancerous' US demands

The United States (US) and North Korea sharply diverged after two days of talks, with Pyongyang terming the US position on denuclearisation during meetings with Mike Pompeo “extremely regrettable,” hours after the secretary of state cited progress on ce

8 July 2018
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