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  • Preventive Diplomacy and the Role of Civil Maritime Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia

    Southeast Asia’s international shipping lanes (ISL) are essential to the economic security of the Asia-Pacific region. Maintaining good order at sea serves to protect regional trade and can be achieved through collaboration between civil maritime security agencies (coast guards). Japan and China both have significant coast guard capabilities and diplomatic influence in the region that could be harnessed to promote civil maritime security cooperation with the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

    January 2017

    Anurag Gondhalekar asked: What is the significance of the Pacific region for India? Why is India increasing its engagement with the Island nations of the Pacific?

    Udai Bhanu Singh replies: A new element of India’s Act East policy has been the extension of India’s Look East policy beyond the ASEAN, with emphasis on strengthening ties with 14 Pacific island countries. The 14 prominent Pacific island countries are: Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Niue, Vanuatu, Palau, Marshall Islands and Micronesia.

    I. Yaipha asked: What is the role of ASEAN in resolving regional disputes such as the one in South China Sea?

    Sampa Kundu replies: The territorial disputes revolving around the South China Sea came into focus in the 1990s as China began to claim almost the entire South China Sea region on the basis of historical records. China’s claim has since been challenged by smaller Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia. Indonesia too has few issues especially regarding the Nansha Islands.

    Delhi Dialogue VII : ASEAN-India Shaping the Post-2015 Agenda

    Delhi Dialogue VII : ASEAN-India Shaping the Post-2015 Agenda
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2015

    This volume is based on the proceedings of Delhi Dialogue VII held in March 2015. It epitomizes the growing dialogue between India and ASEAN at all levels. Delhi Dialogue brings together practitioners, corporate leaders, opinion makers, academics and journalists, every year, to discuss a wide range of issues of common interest and concern that animate the India - ASEAN relationship. Discussions held at the Delhi Dialogue, subsequent to ASEAN Commemorative Summit issuing the ‘Vision Statement’ in 2012, provide a good insight into the likely scenarios and possible trends in the post-2015 era.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-845-3,
    • Price: ₹. 995.00
    • E-copy available
    2015

    Suchak Patel aked: Since it is said that infrastructure gap is the main problem India faces in integrating with the ASEAN, so what are the key infrastructure projects undertaken by India as part of its ‘Act East’ policy and their likely future advantages?

    Udai Bhanu Singh replies: Though there is more to the India-ASEAN integration such as the people-to-people connectivity, cultural exchange, etc., but physical infrastructure is critical as a catalyst for other interactions including economic (trade and investment). The ‘Act East’ policy is expected to provide an impetus to the infrastructure projects under implementation from India's northeast and India's eastern seaboard.

    The Rohingyas: Security Implications for ASEAN and Beyond

    The Rohingyas: Security Implications for ASEAN and Beyond

    In the last two months, the large-scale exodus of Rohingyas towards the coastlines of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia has been a concern not only for the region but also for the international community.

    May 29, 2015

    Delhi Dialogue VI: Realising the ASEAN-India Vision for Partnership and Prosperity

    Realising the ASEAN-India Vision for Partnership and Prosperity
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2015

    This volume is based on the proceedings of Delhi Dialogue VI held in March 2014. It epitomizes the growing dialogue between India and ASEAN at all levels. Delhi Dialogue brings together practitioners, corporate leaders, opinion makers, academics and journalists, every year, to discuss a wide range of issues of common interest and concern that animate India - ASEAN relationship . Discussions held at the Delhi Dialogue, subsequent to ASEAN Commemorative issuing the ‘Vision Statement’ in 2012, provide a good insight into the likely scenarios and possible trends in the post-2015 era.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-829-3,
    • Price: ₹.795/-
    • E-copy available
    2015

    The ASEAN Way of Conflict Management in the South China Sea

    This article examines how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conflict management process in the South China Sea (SCS) has been conducted and whether the ASEAN way can effectively manage the dispute, in which China is a prime and important actor. It argues that rising tensions in the South China Sea are a direct result of the changed balance of power in the region given the asymmetry between China and ASEAN members. China has taken advantage of ASEAN efforts to develop a code of conduct that is premised on the ASEAN way.

    January 2015

    Bharath asked: India has FTA with ASEAN as a whole and also with some of the individual member states of ASEAN. Isn't there a conflict/overlap here?

    Sampa Kundu replies: The ASEAN-India Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (CECA) came into effect in 2010. The Agreement provides the basis for the ASEAN-India FTA in goods, services and investments, which will be fully functional by 2016. The FTA with the ASEAN is India’s first major multilateral FTA and a key step towards enhancing India’s Look East Policy.

    Prospects and Challenges of ASEAN

    Regionalism has been an important force in international relations since 1945. The aim of this article is to make an assessment of one of the major regional organisations from the Asia Pacific, the ASEAN, or Association of South East Asian Nations. The article attempts to give readers an overview of the problems and prospects of the ASEAN. Although the ASEAN has been successful to a large extent as a regional body, regionalism in South East Asia has been considerably undermined by a number of factors since its creation in 1967.

    November 2013

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