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ASEAN-India Relations: Future Directions S D Muni Reviews India's strategic perspective toward ASEAN from Indian leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, and ASEAN's strategic perspective towards India. Discusses 'Look East Policy' of India that was first introduced by Prime Minister Narasimha Rao and its significant way for economic and security cooperation between India and ASEAN. Presents the balancing power in ASEAN by including Japan and China as one wing while India as another wing. Describes three la ...Continue Reading English 86853
Institutional Change and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime Wan, Wilfred Tsz Hin Considers how change manifests itself in international security institutions. Notes that scholars in political science attribute a distinctive character to these cooperative arrangements, citing concerns over sovereignty and relative gains as obstacles to their establishment. Suggests that this security exceptionalism holds through the life of a negotiated arrangement as well, providing an intrinsic mechanism that limits the presence, extent, ...Continue Reading English 86841
Reflections on Defence Security in East Asia Ball, Desmond Reviews the East Asian experience with the construction of defence-related architecture to date. Discusses recent developments of defence security in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and European Union (EU). Describes the recent history of the ASEAN-led forums for defence dialogue and cooperation which contributes to the identification and elucidation of the principal elements of a Southeast Asian defence model. Presents the functi ...Continue Reading English 86821
Asia-Pacific Security Dynamics in the Obama Era: A New World Emerging Ali, S. Muhmud Examines the critical changes to the Asia-Pacific security architecture emerging in the context of shifts in the global orders as the Obama Administration's major strategic innovation and likely legacy unfold. Presents the forces and processes drawing the contours of the emergent new paradigm. Studies the US interactions with key regional players China, Japan, Australia, India, Russia and ASEAN. Discusses the nature of the initial Sino-US dyna ...Continue Reading English 86805
Data Collection Survey on ASEAN Regional Collaboration in Disaster Management Final report: Country Report: Thailand Presents data collection survey on ASEAN regional collaboration in disaster management for future plans of ASEAN member states, especially Thailand,and in the field of natural disaster management. Provides basic information on disaster management of ASEAN countries and the needs and potential assessment for the development of disaster management in the ASEAN region. Describes an overview of the disaster in ASEAN regions from 1980 to 2011. Pres ...Continue Reading English 86703
Data Collection Survey on ASEAN Regional Collaboration in Disaster Management, Final Report: Main Report Presents data collection survey on ASEAN regional collaboration in disaster management for future plans of each ASEAN Country in the field of natural disaster management. Provides basic information on disaster management of ASEAN countries and the needs and potential assessment for the development of disaster management in the ASEAN region. Provides an overview of the disaster in ASEAN regions for the past 32 years from 1980 to 2011. Outlines ...Continue Reading English 86678
Thirty Years of ASEAN: Achievements Through Political Cooperation Kusuma Snitwongse Presents ASEAN after thirty years in existence as an important international player and discusses keys success of the foundation for political cooperation. Reviews historical background of ASEAN and the ASEAN principal to deal regional security. Discusses ASEAN's cooperation with external actors in the use of a variety of political, diplomatic, economic and military instruments to condemn Vietnamese invasion in Cambodia. Identifies challenges ...Continue Reading English 86618
Ideas, Identity, and Institution Building: From the ASEAN Way to the Asia-Pacific Way ? Amitav Acharya Examines the extent to which the development of multilateral institutions in the Asia-Pacific region may be viewed as an exercise in identity-building. Argues that institution-building in this region is more of a process-orientated phenomenon, rather than simply being an outcome of structural changes in the international system, such as the decline of American hegemony. Explains that the process combines universal principles of multilateralism ...Continue Reading English 86616
Southeast Asia and Conflict Prevention: Is ASEAN Running Out of Steam? Kivimaki, Timo Intends to foresee whether ASEAN will be a success in the future, acknowledging however that the assessment of ASEAN's success in the past is already difficult. Defines robust criteria of success of conflict prevention. Suggests that conflict prevention is successful if conflicts and battle deaths can be avoided, either by means of conflict resolution or transformation, or simply by means of conflict avoidance. Argues that ASEAN countries have ...Continue Reading English 86614
Trilateralism in Asia: Problems and Prospects in U.S.-Japan-ASEAN Relations Studies problems and prospects in U.S.-Japan-ASEAN relations, focusing primarily on the interaction of these three major units in East Asian international relations. Presents challenges of US-ASEAN relations that need to be accepted to regain momentum. Depicts Japan's role in the Pacific region in the 1980s based on ability to reconcile the pressure and involvement with economic and political imperatives. Analyzes the interests of the three st ...Continue Reading English 86606
Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia: The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond Examines the Fukuda Doctrine in the context of Japan-Southeast Asia relations and the possibility of a non-realist approach in the imagining and conduct of international relations in East Asia. Studies the origins and the norms of the Fukuda Doctrine amidst three decades of change since it was first enunciated. Presents an autobiographic account of a key drafter of the Fukuda Doctrine to explain the motivation which led to the articulation of p ...Continue Reading English 86594
Security and International Politics in the South China Sea: Towards a Cooperative Management Regime Explores international politics and security in the South China Sea and outlines the history of the South China Sea disputes and the efforts to resolve the disputes. Presents both the progress has been made with establishing a cooperative management regime in the South China Sea, and the reasons why an effective regime is still not in place. Reviews the geopolitics of the South China Sea and the historical perspective of the sea disputes. Cons ...Continue Reading English 86592
ASEAN Studies Narong Phophueksanand Gives basic information on ASEAN, focusing on objectives of establishment of ASEAN, cooperation in ASEAN community, and general ASEAN information. Discusses the current and future situation in ASEAN, ASEAN+3, and ASEAN+6. Presents information on ASEAN Declaration, ASEAN Charter, ASEAN Summit, and structure in ASEAN community. Deals with the development of ASEAN Security Community (ASC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural ...Continue Reading Thai 86575
Piracy and International Maritime Crimes in ASEAN: Prospects for Cooperation Consists of nine articles concerning global, regional, and national perspectives on international maritime crime. Examines how ASEAN member states enhance legal cooperation to fight against piracy and other maritime crimes. Studies global and regional instruments to determine the extent they can be used to establish legal framework against piracy and maritime crimes. Gives an overview of global conventions that can be used to combat piracy and ...Continue Reading English 86565
Supranationalism in the Fight Against Transnational Threats: A Comparative Study of ASEAN and EU Policy Responses to Human Trafficking Klynn, Nicholas M Examines anti-trafficking efforts by ASEAN and the European Union (EU) and assesses the degree of supranationalism in their respective policy responses. Evaluates, using the functionalist theory, if better results are achieved in combating transnational security threats by applying supranational policies. Finds no conclusive result due to a lack of supranationalism in key areas of EU governance responsible for law enforcement. Gives an overvie ...Continue Reading English 86532
ASEAN's Centrality in a Rising Asia Ho, Benjamin Argues that ASEAN represents a significant presence within Asia and is viewed by many as a successful experiment in regional conflict regulation and cooperation. Deals with ASEAN's identity building and global positioning as well as its relations with the great powers. Points out that ASEAN has featured in the policy-making discourse of the US and China with increasing regularity, while ASEAN members have put growing emphasis on the organizatio ...Continue Reading English 86525
The Process of ASEAN's Institutional Consolidation in 1968-1976: Theoretical Implications for Changes of Third-World Security Oriented Institution Koga, Kei Considers ASEAN as a Third World security-oriented institution (SOI).Develops a theoretical model of institutional transformation by utilizing a punctuated equilibrium model. Explains why and how institutional transformation occurs. Suggests that changes in the external security environment foster or hinder an SOI's functions, triggering internal political discussions among member states. Argues that internal political discussions define the d ...Continue Reading English 86524
ASEAN Human Rights Declaration and the Phnom Penh Statement on the Adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) Contains the entire text of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD), adopted at the 21st ASEAN Summit held Phnom Penh in November 2012. Begins by affirming general principles such as non-discrimination rights of vulnerable groups such as women, children, the disabled, and migrants and universality of all human rights. Notes that 'the realization of human rights must be considered in the regional and national context bearing in mind differen ...Continue Reading English 86507
ASEAN Framework Action Plan on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (2011-2015) Outlines the priorities, plan of action, and operational strategies of ASEAN in its poverty eradication efforts during 2011-2015. Aims to support the sustainable development of rural areas and the eradication of food insecurity in the ASEAN region. Notes that 70% of the poor in Southeast Asia live in rural areas and are active in agriculture, forestry, and fishery. Adds that the growing urban poverty is rooted out of rural poverty. Outlines r ...Continue Reading English 86495
Multi-Level Governance the ASEAN Way Schreurs, Miranda A Notes that regional cooperation in Southeast Asia has been strongly influenced by its history. Explains that independence was slow to come to many Southeast Asian states, and often followed by bloody internal strife, dictatorships and military rule. Reviews the creation of an ASEAN Community from 1967 until 2010, including the adoption of the community blueprints in 2009. Comments on the pressures ASEAN has felt for the development of more regi ...Continue Reading English 86469