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Comparative Politics in ASEAN Outlines country background, political history, political systems, constitutions, democracy evolution, administration systems, head of state, government, legislative, executive, judiciary, key independent agencies, and major civil society organizations of ASEAN member states. Covers Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Gives an insights of Malay Muslim Monarchy an ...Continue Reading Multilanguage 94464
Human Insecurities in Southeast Asia Compiles 10 articles relating to human security, insecurities, and non-traditional security in Southeast Asia. Discusses on safety, risk, uncertainty and trust. Mentions the marginalization of Orang Asli and Penan in Malaysia in terms of legal, political and economic development. Presents Islamist militancy in Indonesia. Examines human and national security in Southeast Asia, such as people living in borderlands, coastal and maritime space of ...Continue Reading English 94323
Perspectives on the Security of Singapore: The First 50 Years Compiles 18 articles relating to Singapore's national security, nation threat, foreign relations within ASEAN and global level, national policy, and defence industry, as a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Singapore Independence. Describes Singapore's concept of traditional and non-traditional security. Mentions national security protection, focusing on Singaporean sovereignty and the maintenance of public order. Examines major insecurities i ...Continue Reading English 94195
Non-Traditional Security in East Asia:A Regime Approach Studies the evolution and current situation of regional security in East Asia in the 21st century, along with regional relations and geopolitics with ASEAN countries. Analyzes China's rise, growing economic interdependence, new institutional frameworks, and failure cases. Outlines traditional security in East Asia from the post-cold war to current non-traditional security issues, such as climate change, organizational crime, separatism, economi ...Continue Reading English 94193
Regional Community Building in East Asia: Countries in Focus

Compiles articles relating to political-security, economic and socio-cultural perspectives of all ASEAN+3 members, covering Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan and South Korea. Highlights country positioning, regional participation, regional unity and diversity. Revisits progress of Brunei, Cambodia and Myanmar's involvement in ASEAN and ASEAN+3. Mentions Indonesia's ...Continue Reading

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Annual Report 2013 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kingdom of Thailand Presents organization chart and policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Describes the enhancing relations with neighboring and other countries, covering Thailand and ASEAN, and Thailand's role in the international community. Deals with cooperation for development, humanitarian assistance, and cultural diplomacy. Mentions topics on economic diplomacy, peace and security in the southern border provinces, public diplomacy, consular services, a ...Continue Reading English 94061
The ASEAN Way and the South China Sea Disputes Institutional Design and Cooperation on Regional Security Issues Hernandez, Sherlyn Mae F. Discusses the ASEAN Way, the principles behind it and its role on the different issues of security and territorial disputes in the region. Analyzes the ASEAN Way using Acharya and Johnston's framework explaining the impact of the differences of institutional design to different levels and types of cooperation among states in different regional organizations. Applies to the South China Sea disputes and analyzes whether adherence to the ASEAN way ...Continue Reading English 93999
The South China Sea Dispute: Opportunities for ASEAN to Enhance its Policies in Order to Achieve Resolution Rustandi, Agus Examines an evolution of dispute and current situation in South China Sea, China's foreign policy, its strategy in the South China Sea, response form ASEAN disputants, ASEAN's framework for this issue. Outlines China-ASEAN's political negotiations and limitations. Identifies opportunities for ASEAN to overwhelm this situation by revitalizing its organization's unity. Suggests 2 revitalization strategies, namely to define the terms of 'consulta ...Continue Reading English 93997
Facing the Dragon: The Philippines' Options in the South China Sea Dispute Amurao, George Discusses the Philippines's options in South China Sea dispute. Considers how China views the South China Sea as a security buffer zone, as a vital sea lane for it oil imports, and as a major source of marine food and energy. Describes territorial claims of China and Philippines assertions, mentioning Americans as alliance of Philippines. Looks at the aspects of external defense, ASEAN's challenge for maritime dispute, and bilateral alliances ...Continue Reading English 93978
International Boundary Disputes in ASEAN: Spirits and Prospects Akkharaphong Khamkhun Analyzes 20 cases of land and maritime boundary dispute among Southeast Asian countries. Demonstrates maps, dispute areas, disputants, and status of each case. Crystallizes 3 factors for dispute settlement, namely explicit proof of demarcation or boundary definitions stated in historic official documents with mutual agreement between claimant states since the colonial time bilateral negotiation and mutual trust between the claimants emergence ...Continue Reading English 93977
Reporting Development in ASEAN

Analyzes development, social issues and challenges around the work of ASEAN from Southeast Asian journalists' point of view. Describes public perceptions towards ASEAN, such as: being a dispute-settlement body its uniqueness of consensus decision-making and principle of non-interference being institutions that remake themselves on basis of their national interests its multi-facet of 10 bilateral relations within the region and Myanmar's media. ...Continue Reading

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Reform of Police Prosecution Affairs: How to Convince People of Independence, Efficiency, and Professionalism, Summary of Study Report and Policy Recommendation Punchada Sirivunnabood Gives an overview of the project which aims to perform survey on the current state of the laws, policies, and regulations related to electronic signature and digital certificate recognition. Develops a foundation framework for secure electronic transactions among ASEAN countries. Details e-Authentification methodology and presents legal infrastructure and readiness of ASEAN countries. Covers information technology legal infrastructure and read ...Continue Reading Thai 93855
Philippines: Gems of the Pacific Ocean Krirkrit Chueamongkon Traces history of the Philippines since the pre-historic period. Deals with Portuguese and Spanish expeditions to East Asia, religious war, war between Portugal and Holland, colonization, Spanish control of the Philippines, the Spanish-American war, the Pacific war, internal conflicts in the Philippines, and presidency in different periods. Mentions the roles of Ramon Magsaysay, Ferdinand Marcos, Benigno Aquino, Corazon Aquino, Fidel Ramos, and ...Continue Reading English 93712
Vietnam: Uncovering History of War to Rescue the Country before French Possession Krirkrit Chueamongkon Traces the history of Vietnam, covering wars, revolts, and relations with Thailand, Cambodia, and France. Deals with the role of the military, priest, and diplomat in Vietnamese foreign relations. Mentions the Franco-Vietnamese wars, Indochina war, and peace negotiation in Paris. Includes information on Vietnam as the 7th members of ASEAN, and trade and investment aspects. Thai 93710
ASEAN Community and Managing Traditional and Non-Traditional Security

Compiles 7 articles with case studies of Southeast and Northeast Asia relations to examine challenges and opportunities of ASEAN integration and implications for Korea, including ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) and non-traditional security, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community aspects. Argues that the APSC differs from previous efforts as it focuses on building rule-based community. Criticizes that the A ...Continue Reading

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Perspectives on the Emerging ASEAN Political-Security Community: Motivations, Barriers, and Strategies Chu, Ta-Wei Analyzes the Southeast Asian security issues and the creation of ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC). Looks at the concept of human security to address the uniqueness of current Southeast Asian security culture. Explores Southeast Asian people's response to the APSC, covering the state-actors' responses, ASEAN members, external powers, multilateral organizations, and civil society organizations (CSOs). Considers the actors' strategies, m ...Continue Reading English 93287
Boundary Dispute Management in ASEAN Akkharapong Kamkoon Conceptualizes boundary conflicts in Asia, such as territorial dispute after conquest, concession, or colonialization, positional dispute due to discrepant demarcation, functional dispute resulting from government operations, and dispute over transboundary resource. Exhibits Southeast Asian conflict areas, conflict backgrounds, disputants, and dispute settlement progress. Covers land and maritime disputes among Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, ...Continue Reading Thai 92786
Study on Effective Power Infrastructure Investment Through Power Grid Interconnections in East Asia Aims to analyze an optimum power generation mix for Asian countries and discuss existing power development plans. Introduces a study on possibility and benefits of ASEAN's intra-regional power-grid interconnections among Vietnam, Lao PDR, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Provides feasibility analysis of 3 selected routes namely, Thailand-Lao PDR, Vietnam-Lao PDR-Thailand, and Lao PDR-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore. Identifies institutional and ...Continue Reading English 92663
Study on Effective Power Infrastructure Investment Through Power Grid Interconnections in East Asia Aims to analyze an optimum power generation mix for Asian countries and discuss existing power development plans. Introduces a study on possibility and benefits of ASEAN's intra-regional power-grid interconnections among Vietnam, Lao PDR, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Provides feasibility analysis of 3 selected routes namely, Thailand-Lao PDR, Vietnam-Lao PDR-Thailand, and Lao PDR-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore. Identifies institutional and ...Continue Reading English 92663
ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together Presents Kuala Lumpur declaration on ASEAN community vision 2025, the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint 2025, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025, and the ASEAN Socio-Culture Community (ASCC) Blueprint 2025. States characteristics and element of APSC Blueprint 2025 which includes to be the rules-based, people-oriented, people-centered community to be the peaceful, secure and stable region to be the ASEAN central ...Continue Reading English 92661