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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
By Design or Accident: Reflections on Asian Security Singh, Daljit Contains essays on some of the major political and security issues in the region written mostly between the end of the Cold War and the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Covers the balance of power among the major powers, American engagement and policies in Asia, India's rise, the global war on terrorism, the Iraq war. Domestic developments in some countries and ASEAN's efforts to build regional peace and security. English 81169
Management of Success: Singapore Revisited Analyzes the social, political, economic and cultural dynamics of contemporary Singapore. Considers leadership and policy, economic restructuring, societal transformation, foreign relations, and national identity. Describes Singapore's foreign policy, ASEAN and Singapore, PM Lee Hsien Loong and the Third Generation leadership, political consolidation, changing economic model, impact of foreign participation in the Singapore economy, ageing po ...Continue Reading English 81165
Management of Success: Singapore Revisited Analyzes the social, political, economic and cultural dynamics of contemporary Singapore. Considers leadership and policy, economic restructuring, societal transformation, foreign relations, and national identity. Describes Singapore's foreign policy, ASEAN and Singapore, PM Lee Hsien Loong and the Third Generation leadership, political consolidation, changing economic model, impact of foreign participation in the Singapore economy, ageing po ...Continue Reading English 81165
South and Southeast Asia: Responding to Changing Geo-political and Security Challenges Provides the Indian and Southeast Asian perspectives on some of the geo-political and security challenges facing South and Southeast Asia. Considers the interests and role of major outside powers in the two regions and the relations between these power. Looks at trends in Asian regionalism, especially the ASEAN-led regionalism and India's place in it. Deals with the growing maritime and naval interests of the two rising Asian powers, China and ...Continue Reading English 81015
South and Southeast Asia: Responding to Changing Geo-political and Security Challenges Provides the Indian and Southeast Asian perspectives on some of the geo-political and security challenges facing South and Southeast Asia. Considers the interests and role of major outside powers in the two regions and the relations between these power. Looks at trends in Asian regionalism, especially the ASEAN-led regionalism and India's place in it. Deals with the growing maritime and naval interests of the two rising Asian powers, China and ...Continue Reading English 81015
Torn Between America and China: Elite Perceptions and Indonesian Foreign Policy Novotny, Daniel Presents a study of threat perceptions among the Indonesian foreign policy elite, based on extensive empirical research including a large number of interviews with key policy-makers. Provides an overview of the relevant theoretical literature and establishes the theoretical and conceptual framework of the study-the balance-of-threat theory. Draws attention to the concept of Indonesian foreign policy elite , including Indonesian elite perceptio ...Continue Reading English 80826
Torn Between America and China: Elite Perceptions and Indonesian Foreign Policy Novotny, Daniel Presents a study of threat perceptions among the Indonesian foreign policy elite, based on extensive empirical research including a large number of interviews with key policy-makers. Provides an overview of the relevant theoretical literature and establishes the theoretical and conceptual framework of the study-the balance-of-threat theory. Draws attention to the concept of Indonesian foreign policy elite , including Indonesian elite perceptio ...Continue Reading English 80826
India's Geopolitics and Southeast Asian Security Mohan, C. Raja Analyzes India's regional diplomacy and international relations, mentioning the Look East policy and the greater coherence of ASEAN. Looks at India's security cooperation with Southeast Asia, citing the security cooperation between India and ASEAN like training and future arms transfers. Concludes how India's ability to engage all the great powers has reinforced its potential role in Southeast Asian security. English 80692
India's Geopolitics and Southeast Asian Security Mohan, C. Raja Analyzes India's regional diplomacy and international relations, mentioning the Look East policy and the greater coherence of ASEAN. Looks at India's security cooperation with Southeast Asia, citing the security cooperation between India and ASEAN like training and future arms transfers. Concludes how India's ability to engage all the great powers has reinforced its potential role in Southeast Asian security. English 80692
Oil and Gas on China: The New Energy Superpower's Relations with Its Region Lim Tai Wei Examines crucial topics and contemporary questions about the Chinese oil industry related to the impact of its rapid economic growth on China's relations with other countries in its neighboring region. Focuses on China's relations with Japan and Russia, and interactions with other ASEAN countries. Deals with China reaching out to the ASEAN Mekong states, the Pan Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regionalism, ASEAN energy supply and projects in the pipel ...Continue Reading English 80540
Conflict Prevention in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific Wainwright, Elsina Reviews the nature of crises in Asia and the Pacific, mentioning violence in Southern Thailand, conflict in Myanmar, inter-state tensions in the Asia-Pacific, and transnational security challenges. Looks at the main international and regional actors, showing why they have only a limited regional role in operational conflict prevention in the region. Considers how the UN faces significant constraints on its conflict prevention role. Mentions th ...Continue Reading English 80509
Conflict Prevention in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific Wainwright, Elsina Reviews the nature of crises in Asia and the Pacific, mentioning violence in Southern Thailand, conflict in Myanmar, inter-state tensions in the Asia-Pacific, and transnational security challenges. Looks at the main international and regional actors, showing why they have only a limited regional role in operational conflict prevention in the region. Considers how the UN faces significant constraints on its conflict prevention role. Mentions th ...Continue Reading English 80509
Between a Hegemon and a Hard Place: The 'War on Terror' and Southeast Asian-US Relations Capie, David Examines how and why ASEAN states have responded to events as they have unfolded from the terror attacks on 11 September 2011 through to the end of major combat operations in Iraq in May 2003. Analyzes the consequences of U.S. actions for U.S. bilateral relations with Southeast Asian states and for multilateral institutions such as ASEAN and the ASEAN Region Forum (ARF). Outlines three approaches to security alignment: realism, civilizational t ...Continue Reading English 80432
Non-traditional Security in Asia: The Many Faces of Securitisation Caballero-Anthony, Mely Introduces securitisation and non-traditional security (NTS) issues. Provides a brief summary of the securitisation framework informed by the Copenhagen School. Discusses the usefulness of applying the Copenhagen framework in identifying what and how issues have been identified as security concerns. Explains how selected NTS issues have been securitised and partially securitised by various actors in the region, focusing on re-securitising pove ...Continue Reading English 80431
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Volume II: Security Compiles articles on international relations of the Asia and the Pacific. Gives an overview of Asian practice of security, looking at East Asia in the 21st century. Considers the US-Japan alliance, the origins of multilateralism, the roles of China in Asia, and Japan's policy towards East and Southeast Asia. Presents new security issues regarding terrorism in Southeast Asia, non-traditional security in Asia, and Southeast Asian-US relations. ...Continue Reading English 80423
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Volume II: Security Compiles articles on international relations of the Asia and the Pacific. Gives an overview of Asian practice of security, looking at East Asia in the 21st century. Considers the US-Japan alliance, the origins of multilateralism, the roles of China in Asia, and Japan's policy towards East and Southeast Asia. Presents new security issues regarding terrorism in Southeast Asia, non-traditional security in Asia, and Southeast Asian-US relations. ...Continue Reading English 80423
Effect of China-US Strategic Balance of Power on Thailand During 2007-2011 Sirichai Distagul Considers the geo-political significance of Southeast Asia and the US and China influence on this region. Analyzes Thai opportunities to take advantage from the two major powers, citing that conflicts between the two nations might affect regional stability and security. Proposes guidelines and implementations towards China and the US. Deals with optimal national interests, China-US balance of power, specific relations and ties, guidelines and ...Continue Reading Thai 80404
Effect of China-US Strategic Balance of Power on Thailand During 2007-2011 Sirichai Distagul Considers the geo-political significance of Southeast Asia and the US and China influence on this region. Analyzes Thai opportunities to take advantage from the two major powers, citing that conflicts between the two nations might affect regional stability and security. Proposes guidelines and implementations towards China and the US. Deals with optimal national interests, China-US balance of power, specific relations and ties, guidelines and ...Continue Reading Thai 80404
Roles of the Royal Thai Armed Forces in Pursuing Military Relations with United States of America, China and Australia Worapong Sanganetra Studies patterns of military relations and analyzes the international relations theories as well as relevant factors to propose stand points for suitable, integrated and balanced military relations in the future. Focuses on the military relations in the future. Focuses on the military relations after the 9/11 incident and the normal political situations in Thailand. Mentions the military relations in terms of technology transfer, space capacit ...Continue Reading Thai 80385