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International relations

Indonesia and Singapore feud over ASEAN engagement in Indo-Pacific

US-led initiative poses dilemma for bloc leery of China's wrath

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold transits the Philippine Sea in June 2018.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- When Southeast Asian foreign ministers meet in Bangkok later this month they will have their work cut out to convince their dialogue partners that they are strategically relevant to the U.S., but also friends of China.

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