The “South Pacific Way”: A New Model of Global Governance?
Politics,Security,Southeast Asia
By Bo Yuan Chang - 02 Oct 2017

The “South Pacific Way”: A New Model of Global Governance?

Australia and New Zealand may hold potential to offer an alternative pathway to realpolitik in international relations (like the current Sino-US geopolitical rivalry) — a model of global governance which valorizes democracy, but free from the intention to establish hegemony.
The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar: Misperceptions and Differences in Opinions
Security,Southeast Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 29 Sep 2017

The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar: Misperceptions and Differences in Opinions

The Rohingyas: A Volatile Mix of Historical, Ethnic, Political and Religious Issues
Society,Security,Southeast Asia

By Wen Xin Lim - 27 Sep 2017

The Rohingyas: A Volatile Mix of Historical, Ethnic, Political and Religious Issues

“First They Killed My Father”: The Microhistory of a Khmer Rouge Survivor
Society,Southeast Asia

“First They Killed My Father”: The Microhistory of a Khmer Rouge Survivor

The cinematic adaptation of Loung Ung’s memoir First They Killed My Father was released globally in September 2017. The movie’s affective power arises in part from its faithfulness to the memoir, in particular its form as a microhistory of her experiences under the Khmer Rouge.
Modi’s Myanmar Visit: Did New Delhi Strike a Balancing Act?
Politics,South Asia,Southeast Asia

Modi’s Myanmar Visit: Did New Delhi Strike a Balancing Act?

All eyes were on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar from September 5-7, 2017. Firstly, it followed his visit to China, where he had gone to attend the BRICS Summit. Second, the visits to both China and Myanmar came soon after the end of the Doklam standoff.
India-Vietnam Bilateral Economic Ties: The Road Ahead
Economy,South Asia,Southeast Asia

India-Vietnam Bilateral Economic Ties: The Road Ahead

India’s upgrading of the Look East Policy to Act East Policy seem promising for India-Vietnam economic ties. With the progression of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, there will be more opportunity to tap the Vietnamese market.
By Rashmi Singh - 18 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Duterte’s ASEAN Policy
Politics,Southeast Asia

Duterte’s ASEAN Policy

The possible rationales for Manila’s diplomatic course of action may be defined according to Duterte’s “independent foreign policy,” which remarkably, coincides with the Philippines’ 2017 ASEAN Chairmanship.
Questioning the Objectivity of a Venerable Washington Think Tank
Security,Southeast Asia

Questioning the Objectivity of a Venerable Washington Think Tank

The Center for Security and International Studies is one of America’s most respected think tanks focused on defense and security. A recent article in The Rushford Report implies sub rosa bias in the organization of CSIS’s South China Sea conferences.  
India-ASEAN at 25: What’s Next?
South Asia,Southeast Asia

India-ASEAN at 25: What’s Next?

The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the dialogue partnership between India and ASEAN. India’s Act East Policy is to cultivate strategic and economic relations with the countries of Southeast Asia in order to strengthen India’s posture as a regional power.
By Sovinda Po - 16 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The 2017 ASEAN Gathering of Ministers in Manila
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

The 2017 ASEAN Gathering of Ministers in Manila

At the end of the August 2017 ASEAN gathering in Manila, ASEAN overcame all obstacles and issued a communique addressing the non-militarization of the South China Sea. Both China and ASEAN have also agreed on the framework for a Code of Conduct.
By Tai Wei Lim - 15 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Is America Losing the Soft Power Contest in Southeast Asia?
Politics,Southeast Asia

Is America Losing the Soft Power Contest in Southeast Asia?

For 70 years the United States has dominated Southeast Asia with both hard and soft power. While its hard power is still dominant and may even grow, its soft power seems to have declined. This decrease is both absolute and relative to that of China.
Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities for Cambodia’s Development?
Economy,China,Southeast Asia

Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities for Cambodia’s Development?

Cambodia was one of the first countries to take a strong stance supporting the BRI and the Chinese-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) after their establishment in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
By Veasna Var - 02 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
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