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Towards a Pacific century : the East Asian capitalist model and free trade
As the world sits on the cusp of a new age, a new Pacific century is dawning. The growth of the East Asian model of capitalism seems irreversible, driven by East Asian free trade. But can there be an East Asian Free Trade ...
Global recession, global warming : will climate change negotiations slow down?
The global economic recession is likely to negatively affect global negotiations on climate change as governments worry more about their economies and cutting the cost of doing business than about the effects of rising ...
Why war is unlikely in Asia
While war in the Asia-Pacific is unlikely, the emergence of East Asia, especially China, will require adjustments by the West, just as Asian societies have had to adjust to Western norms and values during the American century.
Is the ASEAN charter necessary?
As the annual ASEAN foreign ministers meeting convenes starting this week (July 17-24), one key issue expected to come under the spotlight is the ASEAN Charter. Has the Charter lived up to expectations since its adoption ...
Trends in airpower modernisation in the Asia-Pacific region
The global air power industry has gone through a tumultuous phase since the end of the Cold War. The industry is however now recovering, with implications for the industry in the Asia Pacific region. Smaller and emerging ...