Today I am going to discuss one of the responses or reactions to the main event for us - ASEAN Summit in Russia. I am going to outline the position of the author of that reaction, then I am going to outline my point of view and my attitude towards it. My partner in this dialogue is a well-known pers...

Myanmar is facing significant new political developments. Moreover, its international situation has already improved. In 2014 Myanmar will take over the rotating chairmanship of ASEAN and host an East Asia Summit meeting. These and other developments indicate that the country of 60 million is openin...

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“Today the victims of sophisticated malwares in the ASEAN region are first and utmost diplomats. Compromise of diplomatic dispatches and other confidential data has become one of the prime goals of malware creators in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia as well as in most countries of the region. The threat of strategic cyber espionage gives a common ground to the ASEAN states and Russia - as Russia also witnesses intensive use of advanced cyber espionage tools against its governmental and scientific institutions, defense and nuclear industry enterprises and aerospace contractors,” - Head of Government Relations and Strategic Projects at Kaspersky Lab Andrey Yarnykh. 


“It is almost a truism for the publications on the South China Sea that Beijing is a typical rising power, and therefore, it is predisposed to undermine the existing balance of forces. Such a statement points out at who is to be blamed for the growing tensions. Given the fact that over the last few decades, China has been successfully developing in the framework of the existing status quo in East Asia (which includes the US "stabilizing presence" in the region), PRC is not  interested at all in rocking the boat” – Victor Sumsky, PIR Center Advisory Board member and the Director of the ASEAN Center at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

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Name: Sumsky Victor V.
City: Moscow, Russia
Affiliation: Director, ASEAN Center, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Biography :

Member of the Trialogue Club International since 2012. Director of the ASEAN Center at the Moscow State Institute (University) of International Relations (MGIMO-U), and Chief Research Fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, RAS. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2012. Member of the Trialogue Club International since 2018.

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