- Created on 12 May 2017
The 30th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which was held in Manila, the Philippines, in late April, provoked fresh criticism in the western media. The general tone is that ASEAN is pandering to China and is unable to stop China’s territorial expansionism in the South China Sea and violations of the regional order. In other words, ASEAN is allegedly unable to fulfil a useful purpose. 
ASEAN’s critics point out that there are no references to militarization and island-building in the South China Sea or its main culprit, Beijing, in the joint statement. Neither did the statement mention China’s expansion of its manmade islands in the Spratly Archipelago, including with hangers, runways, radars and missiles, according to intelligence.
- Created on 10 May 2017
Senior Expert of ASEAN Centre Dr.Ekaterina Koldunova talks to Dr. Anada Pruettiangkura (Shall Travel) about how the innovative tourism services can bring Thailand and Russia closer together.
Dr. Pruettiangkura, could you, please, tell us a couple of words about your concept of tourism service?
We’re developing 2 solutions for individual travelers and locals. The first one is ShallTravel.com, an Online Booking Platform for Activities & Lifestyle Experience, and Kollot.com, a smart trip planner tool covering all services from accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, lifestyle. Both solutions are mobile and PC-friendly.
- Created on 19 March 2017
The 4th ASEAN-Russia Youth Summit that was being held on October 24-27, 2016 in Siem Reap Cambodia has resulted in some fresh ideas towards the summit. The ideas mainly focus on how the youth of ASEAN countries and Russia should be able to gain more information and source of knowledge about each other countries. The ideas were important to strengthen the relation among ASEAN and Russian youth which in further can create more contributions from the youth within regions toward the world.
On the 4th summit, there was a realization that up to since then, the alumni still did not have a platform as a place where they can still communicate productively and implement their ideas together after the summit. Starting from that realization, the summit resulted an initiative to create a platform for all alumni of the past until the latest ASEAN – Russia Youth Summits, where the alumni can productively communicate, gather, do projects and implement their ideas together, as their contribution towards the efforts to strengthen relations of ASEAN and Russian youth.
- Created on 13 March 2017
ASEAN Centre has published a brochure summarizing its activities in 2010-2016.
The brochure presents detailed information concerning all directions of the Centre’s activities, including track two dialogue on security and political issues of ASEAN-Russia cooperation, Centre’s support for growing economic contacts between Russia and ASEAN member states and enhanced people-to-people contacts in the sphere of education, culture and arts.
- Created on 29 November 2016
Russia, the Philippines, and the whole of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will stand to benefit from a closer relationship among these countries as ASEAN pushes its development agenda.
In a roundtable discussion of the New Era University ASEAN Studies Center, a Russian academician and political affairs expert, Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova said that even the closer relationship between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin would mean more educational, business and cultural exchanges between the two countries.