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The European Union, Burma/Myanmar and ASEAN: A Challenge to European Norms and Values or a New Opportunity? Boisseau du Rocher, Sophie Reviews briefly the triangular relationship between the EU, ASEAN and Burma, especially after the November 2010 elections and the subsequent series of reforms, casting doubt on the limits and relevance of European norms when applied not only in a context of enduring misunderstanding with Burma but simultaneously in a context of shared interest with ASEAN. Explains the EU's criticism of Burma since the incidents of 1988 pro-democracy protests, me ...Continue Reading English 85177
Roadmap for ASEAN Community 2015 Covers the blueprints of the establishment of the ASEAN's three communities. Presents the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint, including characteristics and elements as a rules-based community of shared values and norms, a cohesive, peaceful and resilient region with shared responsibility for comprehensive security, and a dynamic and outward-looking region in an increasingly integrated and interdependent world and implementation ...Continue Reading Thai 85133
Towards the ASEAN Community 2015 Describes the ASEAN community, covering the origin, members, Bangkok Declaration, ASEAN summit, establishment of ASEAN community, main purposes, identity, motto, flag, emblem, day, anthem, working language, office of the secretariat, and population. Studies why ASEAN community was established, including Thailand and ASEAN Community, the vision of ASEAN as the Community of Action, Community of Connectivity, and Community of People, and benefits f ...Continue Reading Thai 85093
ASEAN and East Asian International Relations: Regional Delusion Jones, David Martin Begins with an examination of the manner in which an ASEAN scholar-bureaucracy and its western fellow travelers promoted flawed regionalism in the course of the 1990s. Reveals the limitations of a variety of liberal, idealist, and post-modern theorizing and their distorting consequences for understanding the historically contingent factors that shaped threat perception in the Asia-Pacific. Examines the post-1945 evolution of international relat ...Continue Reading English 85092
ASEAN's Identity Crisis Weatherbee, Donald E Studies the notion of ASEAN's identity described as the theme One Vision, One Identity, One Community , exploring some previous ASEAN agreements and instruments, the ASEAN Charter, and the collective will of the ASEAN Community Challenges ASEAN's stability on its identity crisis, questioning how it can reconcile the respect for national identity with a regional identity based on common norms and values which are not part of that national identit ...Continue Reading English 85078
ASEAN-Russia: Foundations and Future Prospects Contains lectures, discussions and articles from the third ASEAN-Russia Conference in April 2011 as Track Two diplomacy efforts to examine the state of relations between both sides and ideas on how to advance cooperation between ASEAN and Russia. Covers the issues of a roadmap on Russia-ASEAN economic cooperation, the possible Russia-ASEAN FTA, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and energy cooperation. Includes other thematic issues on geopolitics such ...Continue Reading English 85065
The Pacific Review Sukma, Rizal Explores the relevance of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) to the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P), and examines the challenges and opportunities for promoting greater acceptance and implementation of the principle in Southeast Asia. Locates the R2P within the APSC, looks at the characteristics and elements of the APSC, and seeks the similarity, difference, and relevance between the two concepts. Promotes the R2P in Sou ...Continue Reading English 85047
A Crime against Humanity? Implications and Prospects of the Responsibility to Protect in the Wake of Cyclone Nargis McLachlan-Bent, Ashley Evaluates the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and whether the response of Naypyidaw constituted a crime against humanity, thus warranting the application of the principle. Examines the Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS), 'The Responsibility to Protect', and the internationally agreed definition of R2P at the 2005 UN World Summit. Briefly provides an account of Naypyidaw's response t ...Continue Reading English 85041
Geopolitics, International Law and the South China Sea Beckman, Robert Explores the problems of the South China Sea from the geopolitics and international law's perspectives. Describes the importance of the South China Sea bordered by China, Taiwan and ASEAN countries, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Vietnam, and the nature of the dispute on territorial sovereignty over the islands. Explains how the sovereignty disputes can be resolved, covering the legal basis for the right to explore and ...Continue Reading English 85036
The ASEAN Countries in China's Foreign Policy : 1967-76 Leung Yu-chin Raymond Analyzes the transformation of China's external relations with ASEAN countries from 1967, when ASEAN was formed, to 1976, the end of the Maoist era in China. Describes the relationship between China and Southeast Asia during 1949-1966, examining the roles of the superpowers in the region, China-U.S. relations before the Cultural Revolution, and the role of the Soviet Union.Explains the formation of ASEAN in 1967 and China's perception of ASEAN, ...Continue Reading English 85033
The Development and Role of ASEAN As a Regional Association Hogan, Mary Vivianne Studies the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Notes the perceived wisdom of integration theory, mentioning the way to further integration. States that the presence of regimes or institutions are the way to achieve cooperation and eventual integration. Presents the hypothesis that these theories can only partially explain the ASEAN experience. Notes that a review of ASEAN's antecedents, the institutional arrangements ...Continue Reading English 85019
ASEAN Legal Integration Briefs the activities of the ASEAN Integration Through Law (ITL) research project, focusing on the role of law and the rule of law in Asian legal integration. Provides an overview of the project, including timeline and achievement since 2010 to 2013, general architecture, the AEC group, ASEAN external legal relations group, ASEAN and human rights, and ASEAN and the environment. Describes the general architecture in terms of objectives and aspir ...Continue Reading English 85015
ASEAN Documents on Combating Transnational Crime and Terrorism Contains ASEAN declarations, joint declarations, and statement on combating transnational crime counter-terrorism, and drug-free ASEAN, including plan of action, declaration for cooperation, MOU between the governments of member countries, convention, and work plan during 1997 to 2009 presented in various ASEAN member countries. Includes articles on ASEAN framework agreement on consular and immigration. English 85004
ASEAN and Human Security: Crisis-Driven Explanation Terada, Takashi Describes the concept of human security and the ASEAN way, related to the non-intervention principle, state sovereignty, and the responsibility to protect (R2P) approach. Examines the difficulties of introduction R2P as a human security approach to ASEAN by elucidating the process in which ASEAN has been striving to introducing human security norms through key critical events such as the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, the 1999 East Timor inde ...Continue Reading English 84998
The Spratlys: From Dangerous Ground to Apple of Discord Womack, Brantly Analyzes how the South China Sea, and the Spratly Islands in particular, have become the focus of tension between the uncertain limits of China's rise and the discomfort of its Southeast Asian neighbours. Concentrates on the Spratly Islands because of the multiple claims and the importance of land features for the maritime disputes. Analyzes the interests in the Spratly Islands based on regional and global contexts. Looks at the United States ...Continue Reading English 84996
Asia Yearbook 2011/2554 Contains 21 articles on Asian current issues in 2010, consisting of eighteen analytical articles of countries in East Asia, namely Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China and North Korea South Asia, namely India and Pakistan West Asia, namely Palestine and Iran and Southeast Asia, namely Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. Provides an article on ASEAN and two articles on migration in Asia ...Continue Reading Thai 84910
Towards the ASEAN Community and ASEAN Union, Final Research Report Praphas Thepchatri Studies the development of ASEAN Community and proposes the road map for ASEAN Community and ASEAN Union. Analyzes modality and possibility for the establishment of ASEAN Political and Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), and the establishment of ASEAN Union. Studies Thailand's role in the establishment of ASEAN Community, and proposes strategies for Thailand's participation in the se ...Continue Reading Thai 84889
Asia in the Next Decade Proceedings Records speeches about Asia in the coming decade. Notes that the 21st century will be the Asian century or that there will be a distinct shift in global power towards the Pacific region. Mentions the main challenges which involve the role of China. Points out how to sustain the past years development in the face of a new world. States that Asian countries have to face the growing issue of unequal distribution. Mentions that ASEAN should have ...Continue Reading English 84840
Latent Danger: Boundary Disputes and Border Issues in Southeast Asia Wain, Barry Traces the problem of boundary disputes and border issues in Southeast Asia. Explains how colonial legacy, Timor-Leste's tribulation, Thai-Myanmar entanglement, six hot spots, Thai-Malaysia boundary disputes were taken place and the conflict emerged to International Court of Justice (ICT). Recommends ASEAN to review its entire approach of conflict resolution. Shows concerns on join development which can lead to progress, Looking at Malaysia co ...Continue Reading English 84825
Southeast Asia and ASEAN: Running in Place Weatherbee, Donald E Analyzes the roles of Indonesia as chairmanship in ASEAN. Looks at the high politics of the great powers, identifying tendency in Southeast Asia to think of China and the United States. Considers the gradual opening of democratic space in Myanmar, dealing with ASEAN's South China Sea Dilemma, Thai-Cambodia Conflict, and warfare at ASEAN countries' borders. Describes the Muslim insurgency in the Southern provinces of Pattani, Yala, and Narathiw ...Continue Reading English 84823