On ASEAN Community Building

Current institutional set-up, norms, practices of ASEAN To prevent armed conflicts in the Southeast Asian region, the ASEAN was established. It was to create stability for economic gains. So, ASEAN members agreed not to discuss politics and security so as not to create friction among members. Moreover, the perennial issue on the non-interference principle callingContinue reading “On ASEAN Community Building”

ASEAN Economic Integration (Annotated Bibliography)

Kobayashi, K, Khairuddin Abdul Rashid, K. Masahiko Furuichi, M. and Anderson, W. P. (Ed.). (2018). Economic Integration and Regional Development: The ASEAN Economic Community. New York: Routledge This book examines the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and its opportunities and challenges. This book is divided into (1) regional development of ASEAN from a broad perspective; (2)Continue reading “ASEAN Economic Integration (Annotated Bibliography)”

What role/s should great powers play in the resolution of the dispute in the (West Philippine Sea) the South China Sea?

Over the years, ASEAN has already helped in many ways in moderating the involvement of external powers in our regional affairs—through dialogues, conferences and summits with different major powers from which the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) was the most concrete indication of this approach. ARF has then, made it possible for the US, China andContinue reading “What role/s should great powers play in the resolution of the dispute in the (West Philippine Sea) the South China Sea?”

“IS ASEAN A COMMUNITY” by Barry Desker

A Critique by Ferry Angelyne M. Sisracon The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) holds a unique position among other regional integration organizations as it was established to accelerate economic growth, social progress, and cultural development regional integration. In August 0f 2017, ASEAN celebrated its 50th founding anniversary and have created an environment good forContinue reading ““IS ASEAN A COMMUNITY” by Barry Desker”

What is the “ASEAN Way?”

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), bound by its principle of the settlement of differences or disputes in a peaceful manner, is regarded as a successful regional organization in managing regional peace and stability. Over the years, “ASEAN way” maintained to solve disputes, put aside controversies and deal with threats from inside or outside theContinue reading “What is the “ASEAN Way?””

So, are you indigenous?

You must have learned by now that while many could be ‘ethnic’, not everyone is ‘indigenous’ as defined in the discourses.  So, are you ‘indigenous’? Would you be considered part of an ‘indigenous peoples’ as defined in the UNDRIP and IPRA? First, The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act of 1997 defines “Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples” asContinue reading “So, are you indigenous?”

What is indigenous?

The problem of definition brings many nuances into the various discourses on indigenous peoples (Ips). Despite the relevance of identifying indigenous groups, no one definition could justify this complex concept. There have always been contrasting approaches to understanding IPs. According to Corntassel (2003, p. 76), due to defined treaties and declarations regarding IP rights, itContinue reading “What is indigenous?”

ASEAN 201: ASEAN Role in East Sea Conflict

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), bound by its principle of settlement of difference or disputes by peaceful manner, is regarded as a successful regional organization in managing regional peace and stability. Over the years, ASEAN maintained to put aside controversies and deal with threats from inside or outside the region while creating aContinue reading “ASEAN 201: ASEAN Role in East Sea Conflict”

ASEAN 201: How does industrial/ agricultural and education impact ASEAN community?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established to accelerate the economic growth, social progress, and cultural development in the region through peace, stability and cooperation. It is arguably the most durable and successful regional grouping in the developing world. After the ASEAN Integration in 2015, it has already made steps to further theContinue reading “ASEAN 201: How does industrial/ agricultural and education impact ASEAN community?”

ASEAN 201: Influence of Religion and Diversity to ASEAN Region

There are different cultures, languages, customs, and religions within ASEAN nations. Often, some believe that different cultures cannot go well together. So far, as far as ASEAN is concerned, the ten countries of ASEAN are a thriving counterexample of promoting collaboration and mutual assistance on economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific, and administrative fields. And inContinue reading “ASEAN 201: Influence of Religion and Diversity to ASEAN Region”

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