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ASEAN Unity in the Face of China’s Unilateral “Consensus”
Following the recent conclusion of the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, some media reports suggest that China had pressured ASEAN countries to agree to a 10-point “consensus” summing up the talks. This brings ...
Towards closer ASEAN-Latin American ties
ASEAN is poised to develop closer ties with the Pacific Alliance of four Latin American states, which share an openness to international trade and investment and are comfortable with their relationship with the major powers.
Here Comes the Haze, Yet Again: Are New Measures Working?
The current episode of haze is the first after Indonesia ratified the ASEAN agreement to tackle haze pollution in 2014. It is also the first after Singapore’s Transboundary Haze Pollution Act 2014 came into effect. The ...
Outlook On The Indonesian Parliamentary Election 2004
Indonesia will be holding a series of general elections this year. The closest of which is the parliamentary election. While much attention has been paid on the direct presidential election, the parliamentary election is ...
Effects of natural disasters on agricultural production activities in the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam development triangle area: case studies of Ratanakiri (Cambodia), Attapeu (Laos) and Kon Tum (Vietnam) provinces
The Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle (CLVDT) area is strategically placed vis-à-vis the economic, social and ecological-environmental aspects of the three countries involved. The agricultural sector has played ...
Philippines’ Next President: Implications for ASEAN
As Filipinos elect their new president in one of most hotly contested elections in 30 years, the prospects of a maverick becoming their leader raises questions about the return of strong-man rule and its implications for ...
Chinese Fishermen at Frontline of Maritime Disputes: An Alternative Explanation
Poaching of endangered marine species could be a key factor which drives the Chinese fishermen to the frontline of the regional maritime disputes.
Singapore-Malaysia Relations: Future Prospects
Singapore-Malaysia relations have reached the best-ever period in their history. While the current generation of leaders has helped to improve relations institutional norms of diplomacy and mutual respect for each other’s ...
Paris Climate Change Summit: Why it is Bound to Fail
Expectations are high for a good and fair new climate change agreement at the much anticipated on-going climate change summit in Paris. Such expectations are elusive if the negotiations fail to face reality and set aside ...
Haze Prevention: Transforming Agriculture Use?
At the 19th Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution in Kuala Lumpur this week, ASEAN reiterated its commitment to a haze-free region by 2020. Could a long-term solution to preventing ...