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March 31, 2011
G-20 in Nanjing discusses yuan
Although commentators say the world is now in the “G-Zero” phase, a power vacuum where no world coalition holds sway, the G-20 has started its meeting on Chinese soil in Nanjing. More

March 30, 2011
China and Asean
Part of the Asean story is the impact that China is now having on the region. More

March 29, 2011
Thailand’s silent majority
Thailand is no stranger to political activism. More

March 28, 2011
Final meeting on controversial Lao dam is April 21
The results of last weekend’s meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) on the Xayaburi dam are that the representatives of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam will make a final decision on the project on April 21 in Ventiane. More

March 27, 2011
These were the most significant stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of March 19-25 More

March 25, 2011
All eyes on Mekong meeting in Cambodia
Representatives from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam are in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, today to discuss Laos’ Xayaburi hydropower dam proposal, the first of 12 proposed dams for the lower Mekong River, with a decision slated for April 22. More

March 24, 2011
Common sense energy policy reaches Asean
Six Asean countries have agreed to coordinate their energy demand management, the result of Japan's nuclear crisis and the anticipated difficulties in building new power plants. More

March 23, 2011
Thai general election shaping up
As three election bills head toward debate in the Thai parliament this week, the next Thai election is shaping up to be held in early July. More

March 22, 2011
Single visa system for Asean?
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)is planning to adopt a single visa system enabling tourists to visit any of the group’s 10 member states on a single travel document. More

March 21, 2011
Asean reacts to Japanese crisis
Over the weekend and into the start of this week, reactions to the crisis in Japan are starting to surface from member states of the Asean community. More

March 20, 2011
These were the most important news stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of March 12-18. More

March 18, 2011
Cambodia on a learning curve
A report today that Cambodian opposition party leader Sam Rainsy has been “defrocked” of his status as a member of parliament in Cambodia is just another indication of how far Cambodia needs to travel to develop a functional democracy. More

March 17, 2011
Radiation anxiety in Asia-Pacific
With the ongoing nuclear disaster continuing in northeastern Japan, 250 kilometers from Tokyo, there is ongoing concern about nuclear radiation in the Asia-Pacific, especially if the disaster worsens. More

March 16, 2011
Asean reaches out to Japan
Japan has the third-largest economy in the world but during this crisis time, Asean countries are sending their support to the stricken nation. More

March 15, 2011
How will Japan’s disaster affect Asian economies?
Although the three-part disaster in Japan: earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor explosions, is still unfolding , the consensus of domestic and international economists is that the economic impact on other Asian economies will be limited. More

March 14, 2011
Japan’s nuclear crisis may delay nuclear power rush
Faced with scenes of exploding nuclear power plants in Japan, many Asean nations may have to take another look at their plans to push ahead with nuclear power. More

March 13, 2011
These were the most important stories published ny Asean Affairs during the week of March 5-March 11. More

March 11, 2011
Aquino on corruption
It’s no secret that corruption in government is a worldwide issue. More

March 10, 2011
Asian currency regime plan for Asia?
A former Thai finance minister and former central bank governor, M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakul, said this week that an an Asian currency unit should be used as the benchmark currency for countries in the region if they want to efficiently cope with currency exchange fluctuation. More

March 9, 2011
Malaysia tries rare earth-again
A story receiving international attention is the building of a rare earth refinery in Kuantan , Malaysia, with the Australian mining giant Lynas. More

March 7, 2011
Economic pressures raise political tensions
Across the wide swath of geography that constitutes Asean from the Philippines to Vietnam, rising inflation and pressure from commodity foodstuffs and auto fuel prices are taxing the governments. More

March 6, 2011
These were the most significant news stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of February 26-March 4. More

March 4, 2011
Discussions may end southern Thai impasse
There may be a glimmer of hope in resolving the long-running Thai Muslim insurgency in the south of the country, according to a news story in The Straits Times newspaper. More

March 3, 2011
Merry-go-round on the Mekong
Investors in proposed Mekong River dams need to absorb the lessons of the Mun River dam, a notable economic failure as well as the cause of massive environmental and social disruption, the environmental group, WWF suggested today. More

March 2, 2011
Asean’s new “white gold”
Although one sees many traditional gold shops in almost every major Asian city, the lustre of that precious metal has a new competitor-rubber- or the new “white gold” of Asean. More

March 1, 2011
Internet, mobile phones change the world
This week in Beijing China’s parliament opens its weeklong session. More

Asean Analysis 2011 


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