It seems unlikely that Russia will again possess the resources to balance US power in the same way that the Soviet Union did during the four decades after World War II. But declining powers merit as much diplomatic attention as rising ones do.
We reiterated our intention to work towards the completion of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway Project and its extension to Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam, said a source from the statement of the 16th ASEAN-India Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.
A total of 56 major projects were signed at this year's Financial Summit of China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity held Monday in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, with an aggregate amount of 194.5 billion yuan (about 27.7 billion U.S. dollars).
India should hold talks with the European Union for a free trade agreement, the government said on Tuesday (Nov 5), a day after it refused to join a regional trade pact led by Asean for fear of a flood of cheap Chinese imports.
The 35th Asean-related summits, which ended on Monday, saw the region's leaders display their magnanimity through collective leadership and common commitments for a stronger and more prosperous East Asia.