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ASEAN and Security in Southeast Asia Nugroho, M. Santoso E Explains the steps in regional reconciliation in ASEAN from the period of pre ASEAN organizations to the birth of ASEAN, the aims and purposes, intramural tensions, ASEAN as a security community without military pact, and national self interests. Examines ASEAN's involvement in the Southeast Asian security issues from its establishment (1967) till 1994. Covers intramural dispute management, communist insurgency, and relationship with major powe ...Continue Reading English 82501
Emerging Powers and Cooperative Security in Asia Paul, Joshy M Analyzes Asian security and the role of major powers. Looks at whether China is a potential hegemon or a benevolent status quo power. Argues that the best way to provide enduring peace and stability in Asia is through cooperative balancing. Considers the importance of the relation of all four major actors, namely China, India, Japan, and ASEAN. Deals with the aspects of bilateralism and cooperative security. Concludes that the cooperative ba ...Continue Reading English 82482
The Perils of Consensus: How ASEAN's Meta-regime Undermines Economic and Environmental Cooperation Aggarwal, Vinod K Presents an analytical approach to distinguish among various aspects of governance, principles and norms (the meta-regime) from the rules and procedures of an arrangement (the regime). Considers how regimes influence national actions, both unilateral and bilateral accords, and how these in turn affect international reactions. Describes how ASEAN's key norms developed in the context of Southeast Asia's security situation. Applies the analytical ...Continue Reading English 82461
The ASEAN Regional Forum and Preventive Diplomacy: A Failure Practice Emmers, Ralf Reviews the concept and practice of preventive diplomacy (PD) as defined and developed by the United Nations (UN) and other actors. Looks at PD in both the Cold War and post-Cold War contexts, exploring issues such as definitions and applications. Assesses the role of ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in PD. Discusses the controversy over PD within the forum and its effect on the sovereignty principle, its compatibility with the 'ASEAN Way' of flexib ...Continue Reading English 82459
ASEAN in the WTO: Challenges and Responses Compiles papers presented at the ASEAN Roundtable on ASEAN in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Reviews major developments in ASEAN, exploring new ways or directions for ASEAN economic cooperation in the light of changing global economic environment, and in terms of the emerging domestic situation and needs. Looks at the pro-active role ASEAN can play in the WTO. Studies factors that are making labour and labour policy an central component o ...Continue Reading English 82336
Arms Limitation in South-East Asia: A Proposal Huisken, Ronald Herman Examines the Southeast Asia region with the objective to determine the desirability and feasibility of the adoption of measures designed to moderate the expansion of military arsenals. Focuses on five member nations of the ASEAN: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Describes the factors influencing the level and structure of military forces in the region, the pattern of weapon acquisition, future weapon acquisition, w ...Continue Reading English 82311
ASEAN Regional Forum Documents Series 2006-2009 Compiles statements, summary reports, and discussions of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) during 2006-2009. Highlights the Fourteenth ASEAN Regional Forum held in Manila, Philippines, on 2 August 2007 the Fifteenth ASEAN Regional Forum held in Singapore, on 24 July 2008 and the Sixteenth ASEAN Regional Forum held in Bangkok, Thailand, on 23 July 2009. Covers the ARF officials' meetings, dialogues, seminars, and conferences. Deals with areas an ...Continue Reading English 82306
The US Strategy on Southeast Asia Praphas Thepchatri Presents U.S. strategy towards Southeast Asia in terms of strategy to maintain US regional hegemonic role, strategy to hedge or contain Chinese influence, and strategy to combat terrorism. Analyzes US strategy in the pre and post Cold War, and considers US strategy towards ASEAN and ASEAN+3. Provides a conclusion that the US has hegemonic role in military, whereas China ha aggressive policy in politics, economic, and diplomacy. Mentions how Ch ...Continue Reading Thai 82196
Multiregionalism and Multilateralism: Asian-European Relations in a Global Context Addresses challenges and problems in institutionalization of intra / inter-regional cooperation stated in Asia – Europe Meeting (ASEM). Mentions the driving force of multi-regionalism, including the need to develop regional-global security mechanism as a missing link in multi-regionalism in East Asia. Traces Asian financial architecture as a battlefield of political agendas between ASEAN and EU. Deals with India's new quest for intra and int ...Continue Reading English 82029
Thaksin Shinawatra and The Political Turmoil in Thailand Khien Theeravit Presents a critique on Thaksin's foreign policy and proactive diplomacy, mentioning the Thai-Chinese deal and Thai-Myanmar deal. Looks at the military coup in Thailand on 19 September 2006. Deals with the battle between Thaksin's red-shirt mob and the Abhisit Government in April 2009. Covers articles on judicialisation of political crisis in Thailand, the myth of Thaksin's popularity, Thaksin and the poor, and Thaksin's red shirt mob and the A ...Continue Reading English 81900
Philippine Security in the Age of Terror: National, Regional, and Global Challenges in the Post-9/11 World Banlaoi, Rommel C Reviews issues specific to the Philippine people, including politics, national identity, globalization, and local and military security. Deals with bilateral security issues, noting security interests and collaborations with the United States, China, Australia, India, Japan, and Russia. Examines selected global, regional, and multilateral issues e.g. maritime security, piracy, and the ASEAN Regional Forum. English 81794
Red vs. Yellow, Volume 2: Thailand's Political Awakening Nostitz, Nick Depicts the turmoil in Thailand 2009 which is suffered from the after-effect of the 2006 coup, under the democrat-led coalition government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Outlines intensified situations between the Red shirts – an alliance of pro-Thaksin Shinawatra sectors of society and democracy activists groups organized in the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) and the Yellow shirts – an anti-Thaksin troop cal ...Continue Reading English 81773
Report on Considering, Studying, Monitoring, and Inspecting Thai Foreign Policy Gives an overviews of Thailand and neighbouring countries in terms of bilateral relations, border development, and national security. Covers topics on Thai relations with Malaysia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Indonesia, and ASEAN. Mentions problems of Burmese refugees, and lessons learned from EU, WTO and UNCTAD. Summarizes the situation of Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), problem of marine law and Thai fishermen's rights, as well as violence against chi ...Continue Reading Thai 81663
The Limits of Alignment: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers Since 1975 Giorciari, John D Discusses two core claims which argue that developing countries (DC) generally pursue limited alignments with their preferred great-power protectors. Contends that they exist in the contemporary post-Cold War international system. Provides a narrative of Southeast Asian alignment politics since 1975. Examines the era from the end of the Second Indochina War to the Paris Peace Accords in 1991. Discusses the period between 1992 and the present, ...Continue Reading English 81573
The Role of National Human Rights Commission of Thailand in the Protection of Human Rights and Freedom Surasi Kosolnawin Studies the concept and principle of human rights, including the duties of national human rights commission in different countries. Reviews background of human rights in Thailand, related Acts, and strategy of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in 2002-2007. Analyzes concept and obstacle of NHRC, and provides suggestions for its roles in the protection of rights and freedom of people. Mentions ASEAN mechanism on human rights. Thai 81480
Malaysia's Foreign Policy the First Fifty Years: Alignment, Neutralism, Islamism Saravanamuttu, Johan Aims to study Malaysian foreign policy, showing the importance of constructivist thinking or theory in the study. Provides information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, foreign policy in international cooperation during the cold war (1957-1963), transition to Neutralism (1964-1969), and constituting change with innovation (1970-1975). Discusses consolidating regionalism in a changing world (1976-1977), and confronting globalization with icono ...Continue Reading English 81323
Malaysia's Foreign Policy the First Fifty Years: Alignment, Neutralism, Islamism Saravanamuttu, Johan Aims to study Malaysian foreign policy, showing the importance of constructivist thinking or theory in the study. Provides information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, foreign policy in international cooperation during the cold war (1957-1963), transition to Neutralism (1964-1969), and constituting change with innovation (1970-1975). Discusses consolidating regionalism in a changing world (1976-1977), and confronting globalization with icono ...Continue Reading English 81323
Southeast Asia and the Rise of Chinese and Indian Naval Power: Between Rising Naval Powers Gives an overview of Asian multipolarity and evaluates the context in which ASEAN emerged as the driving force in the construction of a regional framework for Asia. Looks at Sino-Indian relations and Sino-Indian maritime rivalry. Deals with the growing Chinese and Indian naval power, considering Southeast Asia and the maritime balance of power. Analyzes the perspectives of China, Korea, India, and Malaysia on regional maritime security environ ...Continue Reading English 81209
Southeast Asia and the Rise of Chinese and Indian Naval Power: Between Rising Naval Powers Gives an overview of Asian multipolarity and evaluates the context in which ASEAN emerged as the driving force in the construction of a regional framework for Asia. Looks at Sino-Indian relations and Sino-Indian maritime rivalry. Deals with the growing Chinese and Indian naval power, considering Southeast Asia and the maritime balance of power. Analyzes the perspectives of China, Korea, India, and Malaysia on regional maritime security environ ...Continue Reading English 81209
Obstacles to Democratization in Southeast Asia: A Study of the Nation State, Regional and Global Order Paul, Erik Analyzes the meaning of democratization in Southeast Asia's nation states and how it relates to the development of ASEAN. Deals with topics on nation state, regionalization and global integration, and the future of global state. Considers the struggle for democracy in terms of class struggle, race struggle, globalization, and pathways to political change. Highlights obstacles to democratization in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, M ...Continue Reading English 81187