Post Tagged with: "ASEAN"

Diffusing the EU Model of Regional Integration in Asia: Integration ‘à la carte’?

Diffusing the EU Model of Regional Integration in Asia: Integration ‘à la carte’?

ASEAN has demonstrated that it remains true to itself, seeking methods for making its own integration efforts more efficient without departing from its long established principles of cooperation.

An EU Model for ASEAN?

An EU Model for ASEAN?

The EU is not a model power for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. At this point, it is simply another regional organization that can serve as a reference point for ASEAN’s past and future institutionalization.

ASEAN and the European Union: Lessons in Integration

ASEAN and the European Union: Lessons in Integration

The experiences of ASEAN-EU integration have clarified some hard truths. Both organisations should take each other more seriously and recognise the differences and similarities between their respective regions and organisational structures.

Pnom Penh: Strategic Implications

Pnom Penh: Strategic Implications

The strategic landscape in South East Asia is reordering. Southeast Asians and Americans must convince China that the “nine-dotted line” South China Sea is a bridge too far.

The Shangri-La Dialogue 2012

The Shangri-La Dialogue 2012

The Shangri-La Dialogue provides an unofficial setting where ministers and other senior officials are given the opportunity to address major security issues and interact with a large audience of security specialists. Additionally, many officials use the summit to arrange private meetings with their counterparts on the sidelines.

The China-Philippines Face Off at Scarborough Shoal: Back to Square One?

The China-Philippines Face Off at Scarborough Shoal: Back to Square One?

The current standoff in the South China Sea between the Philippines and China threatens to raise tensions to new heights.

Diplomacy in the South China Sea

Diplomacy in the South China Sea

Washington’s emphasis on multilateral diplomacy underlines the point that ASEAN as a whole as well as other states have significant interests in the Sea that go beyond the territorial disputes between five states and China.

Russia, China, ASEAN, and Asian Security

Russia, China, ASEAN, and Asian Security

Southeast Asia and the South China Sea are now clearly major theaters of rivalry between the US and China, and once again, a cockpit of major international rivalries. ASEAN’s members are squarely in the middle of this rivalry. Meanwhile Russia is trying to run a bluff on China, which will probably only provoke Chinese and Asian mistrust despite the mutual professions of an identity of interest with China.

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