World War 3: The Danger Mounts

World War 3: The Danger Mounts






World War 3: The Danger Mounts The US has deployed a fleet in the vicinity of North Korea, and Trump has said that a “major, major conflict” with Kim’s regime is possible. At the same time, the US has been calling for “painful” sanctions against North Korea and asked other countries to suspend diplomatic relations […]






World War 3: North Korea Seeks ASEAN Help

World War 3: North Korea Seeks ASEAN Help






World War 3: North Korea Seeks ASEAN Help North Korea is asking for support from the ASEAN to help prevent what it called a “nuclear holocaust,” at the same time US President Donald Trump has warned of the possibility of a “major conflict” in the Korean Peninsula if diplomacy fails. Donald Trump meanwhile told Reuters […]






Infrastructure Spending will Continue to Power ASEAN and Asia

Infrastructure Spending will Continue to Power ASEAN and Asia






The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) annual operations exceeded the $30 billion mark for the first time in its 50-year history last year as regional demand for development finance and knowledge — particularly on infrastructure — continues to grow, according to the bank’s 2016 Annual Report (AR) released today. ADB’s total lending in 2016, including cofinancing, […]






Meeting Asia’s Infrastructure Needs

Meeting Asia’s Infrastructure Needs






Developing Asia will need to invest $1.7 trillion per year in infrastructure until 2030 to maintain its growth momentum, tackle poverty, and respond to climate change. This report examines developing Asia’s infrastructure—defined as transport, power, telecommunications, water supply and sanitation. It examines how much the region has been investing in infrastructure and what will likely […]






Trump Turns Focus to ASEAN

Trump Turns Focus to ASEAN






Trump Turns Focus to ASEAN US President Donald Trump will attend three summits in Asia in November, Vice President Mike Pence said in Jakarta during a visit to the headquarters of Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Thursday. Pence said after meeting the secretary general of Association of Southeast Asian Nations that Trump would attend […]






ASEAN to Meet Trump’s Man

ASEAN to Meet Trump’s Man






The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson early next month, an acting spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines said Wednesday. Robespierre Bolivar told a news conference that Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo will go to the United […]