ASEAN Notes

22Aug 2017

Ario Bimo Utomo During the last few decades, sub-state entities have been rising to prominence due to the increasing level of globalization. Anthony Giddens argues that this phenomenon is caused by two colliding forces of globalization, namely the upward force and the downward force. The upward force, as Giddens describes, is a force which diminishes […]

21Aug 2017

Farieda Ilhami Zulaikha Why talk when you are a shoulder or a vault Why talk when you are helmeted with numbers Fists have many forms; a fist knows what it can do Without the nuisance of speaking; it grabs and smashes From those inside or under words gush like toothpaste Language, the fist proclaims by […]

15Aug 2017

Rifki Maulana Iqbal Taufik The 50th anniversary of ASEAN is the right moment to evaluate every achievement and the projections for the future. An evaluation is not limited only to the implementation of program but how ASEAN is being presented in the society. ASEAN’s approach, so far, appears more elitist / state-centric, rather than people-oriented. […]

14Aug 2017

Ibnu Budiman The combination of climate change mitigation and adaptation is essential for millions of smallholder farmers in ASEAN. However, does it consider farmers’ rights and development to achieve a farmer-centered approach? What could ASEAN do to protect the rights of farmers and the environment in general? ASEAN is one of the world’s largest emitter […]

14Aug 2017

Dio Herdiawan Tobing Unlike other regional or international organizations, ASEAN possesses its own model of diplomatic engagement: the ASEAN Way. For so many years, the ASEAN Way has always been a very heated topic of debate among the academics, government officials, and policy-makers. Now that ASEAN has reached its golden anniversary, the remained question is […]

11Aug 2017

Dr. Gabriel Lele ASEAN-China cooperation has stepped towards a new phase in the recent decade. As ASEAN is celebrating its 50th anniversary, it is important to rethink the cooperation in the future. The cooperation between China-Indonesia has been developing since as early as the 7th century when Indonesia was part of the Silk Route among […]

09Aug 2017

Dendy Raditya A. On August 8th this year, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will celebrate its 50th anniversary. This is the right time to reflecting on what had been done from 1967 until now and what need to do in the future, not only by ASEAN as an organization but also by the […]

08Aug 2017

Jakkrit Chuamuangphan As 2017, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marks 50 years since first founded in 1967. To date, ASEAN has shown a huge success in realizing the regional economic integration as it became a single market in 2015 and maintaining international relations with other states by placed itself at the center of relations […]

08Aug 2017

Suraj Shah Several ASEAN member states such as Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia have sustained impressive growth rates in recent decades. Whilst this is a good news for ASEAN, they are also trapped in a pattern where the growth based on low cost comparative advantage is curtailed as incomes rise. Political economists called […]

05Aug 2017

Ahmad Rizky Mardhatillah Umar ASEAN is now 50 years old. Originally established only as a platform for interstate dialogue, ASEAN has progressed through the ‘long and winding road’ to become a region. ASEAN has successfully managed to navigate through the Cold War, underwent a devastating financial crisis, and now After 50 years, what does ASEAN […]