AUKUS, QUAD, Asia-Pacific and Beyond

By Rityusha Mani Tiwary The United States, United Kingdom and Australia announced a new trilateral defence deal (AUKUS) on September 16, 2021. The former two agreed to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines and deploy these in the Pacific region. In recent years, China has demonstrated increasing power and influence in the region. The trilateral is touted as one containing China and aiming to outmanoeuvre it in the Pacific region, especially in and around the South China Sea. The agreement seeks to collaborate in technology, science, industry and defence forces to…

CoC for South China Sea should be expedited to ensure security and stability, says expert group

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 Oct (Bernama): Asean member states should expedite the Code of Conduct (CoC) that they have been working on for the best interest of all parties involved in the South China Sea disputes. The CoC could help thwart any incident that could jeopardise the region’s security and stability. Of late, finalising the CoC appears to be of great importance not only in ensuring South China Sea remains a neutral and safe place for all, but also in safeguarding the interest of the littoral states that are also members…

Streaking T1 spotless in Day 3 assignments in TI10 – Manila Bulletin

Photo from T1 Facebook Page Streaking T1 scored three 2-0 sweeps on its assignments for a perfect Day 3 showing in The International in Bucharest, Romania on Saturday, October 9 (Manila time). The South Korea-based squad scored a total of six wins on Day 3 to put itself in contention for a spot in the upper bracket in the playoffs. The Carlo “Kuku” Palad-led team is currently tied at the fourth spot in Group A with Evil Geniuses and Team Undying with an identical 8-6 win-loss slate. Filipino wunderkind Karl…