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The LSE IDEAS Southeast Asia International Affairs Programme focuses on the contemporary challenges in the international affairs of Southeast Asia covering major issues of current coverage deemed of critical importance for the region and its links with a globalising world. More »|

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ASEAN political-security community challenges|

'THE People’s Asean would not be a reality if the politics is not right – both the domestic political systems in which the people live and the wider regional order that underpins the peace, stability and prosperity of their lives.' Dr Majid writes in the Star. 

 
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Dr Majid on Malaysia and ASEAN: Taking the chair, not warming the seat|

'It is apparent from a number of statements made by the Prime Minister and a buzz of activity that Malaysia will be taking the chair of Asean next year not just to warm the seat.

What is less apparent is a commitment to a clear articulation of a detailed plan for the next phase of Asean integration that truly reaches out to the people of the region...'

 
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To go ahead with Trans-Pacific Partnership or not? |

'Indeed, that is the question. But not just for Malaysia and other potential partners, now numbering 11, of the United States. It is a question for the Americans as well.' Dr Majid writes in the Star.

 
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Dr Majid in the Star: Three things ASEAN must do - now|

'First, take stock. Of course, given the three pillars of the community-building process and the end-2015 timeline, the progress against the blueprints for the political-security, economic and socio-cultural communities has to be determined and shortfalls addressed.

For example, for the Asean Economic Community (AEC), there is a lag against stated objectives, even by official measure.'

 
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ASEAN must not miss opportunities|

Dr Majid writes: 'It was a grand summit opening banquet. No expense or effort was spared.

It was like a big coming out party which, in a sense, it was: The first time Myanmar was chairing the Asean summit since it became a member of the organisation in 1997 – 17 years, as its President U Thein Sein noted in his address.'

 
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Read Dr Majid's latest piece in International Politics  -Southeast Asian view of China’s ‘not so neighbourly’ rise|

'Nowhere in the world has the rise of China had such a massive economic impact as it has in Southeast Asia. Yet over the last few years attitudes towards China in many countries in the region have moved from being positive and benign towards becoming suspicious, perplexed and negative.'

 
 

 

Events

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News

Southeast Asian view of China’s ‘not so neighbourly’ rise
Dr Munir Majid in International Politics: 'Nowhere in the world has the rise of China had such a massive economic impact as it has in Southeast Asia. Yet over the last few years attitudes towards China in many countries in the region have moved from being positive and benign towards becoming suspicious, perplexed and negative.'

BBC News - Cambodia's Khmer Rouge trial hears closing statements
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Mari Pangestu the best candidate to lead the WTO
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Reducing Malaysia’s debt burden
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Asia and the proper governance of international institutions
Improving the governance of international institutions is now a core objective in reform of the global order, following the global financial crisis.

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