All Blog Posts Tagged 'ASEAN' (7)

ASEAN as a Multi-Religious Organization: Where to go?

JOSEPH CORDEVILLA NEGRILLO

Master of ASEAN Studies

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Southeast Asia (SEA) is a community of divergent identities composed of five major religions (Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Hinduism).  The socio-religious diversity is a potential challenge to ASEAN integration given that the member states’ domestic laws, most especially the Islamic countries which are primarily adherent to their customary laws reflected in Qur’an, should be…

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Added by Joseph Cordevilla Negrillo on December 25, 2016 at 1:45am — No Comments

Nationalism and Nation-Building in Southeast Asia: A Comparative Discussion

Joseph C. Negrillo

Master of ASEAN Studies

 

                      “Nationalism – idea not ideology, taking many forms – has not only been a means to create a state: it has also been a means to sustain one, evoked in a struggle with other states or as a means to consolidate a regime or both.”

- Nicholas Tarling, 2004

NATIONALISM & NATION-BUILDING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

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Added by Joseph Cordevilla Negrillo on December 22, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Give peace a chance

THE FUTURE OF PEACE. Thirty young peace advocates from Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines gathered for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) United for Peace program held at the at the…
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Added by Ferth Vandensteen Manaysay on November 9, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Beijing and Hanoi must sit down and talk

The recent incidents involving China and Vietnam must not give false hopes for these two Asian nations to sit down and give each other a chance of holding a dialogue concerning territorial claims. Recent developments would instead push both parties for a peaceful co-existence in the South China Sea. Beijing and Hanoi must heed to the rule of law for the sake of maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.



During his visit to Manila for the World Economic Forum on…

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Added by Joselito Narciso B. Caparino on May 29, 2014 at 9:52pm — No Comments

China shouldn't skip the World Economic Forum in Manila

There are reports that Beijing will skip the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia to be held 21 – 23 May 2014 in Metro Manila, Philippines. These are no surprises but China should reconsider the Forum on its broadest sense. After all, China is a key player in East Asia and the fastest growing economy in the continent.

 

The 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia will…

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Added by Joselito Narciso B. Caparino on May 17, 2014 at 3:17am — 2 Comments

Unity amidst diversity toward 'stronger' ASEAN Community

The 24th Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit is scheduled on May 10 – 11, 2014 in Myanmar, the second largest country in Southeast Asia. It will kick off at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Nay Pyi Taw. Ten heads of states from the ASEAN will be gathered in the two-day summit with Myanmar holding the 2014 Chairmanship.

'Myanmar has set the theme for its 2014 Chairmanship of ASEAN as “Moving Forward in Unity to a Peaceful…

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Added by Joselito Narciso B. Caparino on May 9, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments

Why Asia needs its own version of NATO and soon

It is easy to ignore a seemingly frivolous diplomatic incident in Asia at a time when the world’s attention is firmly invested in the Middle East, which saw the latest edition of the long-running Israeli-Palestinian saga playing out in Gaza last month. Add to that the much-vaunted economic rise of Asia in the past decade, and the Asia-Pacific region barely comes to mind as a potential flashpoint or a threat to international peace and security.



Years of breakneck economic growth in… Continue

Added by Pratyush on December 3, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

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