Category : ASEAN

Politics and Religions in Southeast Asia

Source:  https://partyforumseasia.org/2016/03/01/politics-and-religions-in-southeast-asia/ Going to be appointed Supreme Patriarch? 90-year-old abbot Somdet Chuang Partyforumseasia: The Asian Values – Debate of the 1990s is history. It was centered on traditional values like close knit families, group cohesion over individualism, filial piety, and last but not least respect for the authority of political leaders. Religion was not in the […]

What is the strategic value of ASEAN and the ASEAN Regional Forum?

By Paul Dibb, http://www.aseanstrategic.com/2016/03/what-is-strategic-value-of-asean-and.html SINCE ASEAN’S CREATION in 1967, it has contributed enormously to regional stability and prosperity. It consists of 10 countries whose populations total over 600 million people. And its economy ranks collectively as the third largest economy in Asia and the seventh largest in the world. In 1994, ASEAN also created another regional organisation […]

ASEAN MPs: Action must follow Sunnylands commitments

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Source: http://aseanmp.org/2016/02/18/action-must-follow-sunnylands-commitments/ JAKARTA, 18 February 2016 – Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today called on ASEAN leaders to make good on commitments included in the Sunnylands Declaration, which was unveiled at the end of this week’s US-ASEAN Summit in California. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) specifically noted commitments to strengthen democracy, promote and protect human rights, […]

Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration

Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration Sunnylands, California February 15-16, 2016 http://www.pacom.mil/Media/News/tabid/5693/Article/656672/joint-statement-of-the-us-asean-special-leaders-summit-sunnylands-declaration.aspx We the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States of America gathered in Sunnylands, California, on February 15-16, 2016, for a Special Leaders Summit.  This Special U.S.-ASEAN […]

Is It Time for a Peacekeeping Force for ASEAN?

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February 3, 2016 By Victor Bernard Source: http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2016/02/03/is-it-time-for-a-peacekeeping-force-for-asean/ This decade marks a radical shift in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states’ attitudes toward its role in the region. The idea of an ASEAN regional peacekeeping cooperation was first raised in 1994, but never gained traction among member states. The perception was that […]

Cambodia, Singapore ratify ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons

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By: InterAksyon.com January 26, 2016 9:46 AM http://www.interaksyon.com/article/123256/cambodia-singapore-ratify-asean-convention-against-trafficking-in-persons InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 MANILA – Cambodia and Singapore have deposited their respective instruments of ratification for the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons (ACTIP) with ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh, it was learned. ACTIP, which was signed by the ASEAN Leaders at […]

Articles about the ASEAN

10 ASEAN Trends to Watch for in 2013 http://thediplomat.com/asean-beat/2013/01/04/10-asean-trends-to-watch-for-in-2013/   Human Rights the ASEAN Way http://jurist.org/forum/2013/01/human-rights-the-asean-way.php   Stirrings in the ASEAN Pot http://5082d89a21ead8.16680404.www.asianage.com/columnists/stirrings-asean-pot-520   Abe’s S.E. Asia Tour Shows Weak Commitment to Values-Based Diplomacy http://ajw.asahi.com/article/views/editorial/AJ201301190031   Brunei as the ASEAN Chair: Small but Sure http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/Brunei-as-the-Asean-chair-Small-but-sure-30198301.html   Press Freedom in the World and in the ASEAN […]