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May 31, 2011
Politics and economics in Thailand
It is 32 days before the general election in Thailand and in the dynamic and always interesting world of Thai politics events are unfolding rapidly.More

May 30, 2011
Is Indonesia ready to step up?
Indonesia is the largest economy of Asean, home to the Asean Secretariat and slated to occupy a position next to the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries in the next decade.More

May 29, 2011
These were the most significant stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of May 21-May 27.More

May 27, 2011
New economic order in Asia
There are polls, indexes and public opinion surveys that make the news on a daily basis but one of the most interesting index in this week’s news is the Bloomberg Economic Momentum Index for Developing Asia.More

May 26, 2011
Renewable energy shift in Asia?
There’s no question that the nuclear disaster in Japan has made nations worldwide reconsider their plans for future energy development.More

May 25, 2011
Joining the club
The vacancy at the top of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is creating a clash of cultures between Europe and the developing world.More

May 24, 2011
Luxury goods go east
A current story reported by Bain & Co. on sales of Porsche autos in China states, “ sales grow 35 percent, putting the Asian nation on track to overtake the U.S. as its largest market in 2014,” underlines the switch of economic power to Asia.More

May 23, 2011
Voting begins in Vietnam
Vietnam began voting Sunday even though the ruling communists are guaranteed to hold onto power in the one-party state.More

May 22, 2011
These were the most important stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of May 14-20.More

May 20, 2011
Asean moves toward regional peacekeeping
Perhaps the ongoing border conflict between Thailand and Cambodia served as an inspiration, in any event, the Asean defense minister meeting in Jakarta have decided to establish a regional peacekeeping force.More

May 19, 2011
Two battles heat up in Asean
Today two political battles are heating up in the Asean community and expect numerous headlines about these political developments in the next two months.More

May 18, 2011
Asia needs better water management
Throughout Asia whether a country is big or small, floods pose a problem and the loss of life is usually higher than in more developed countries, where there are more advanced water management and early warning systems.More

May 17, 2011
Myanmar leaders must deal with reality
Two political decisions have put the brakes on the rush of Myanmar’s leaders to gain world acceptance of their new political framework.More

May 16, 2011
Asean looks toward youth
Following the conclusion of the 18th Asean Summit in Jakarta a week ago, it’s clear that the Asean community is on schedule for the planned economic integration in 2015. More

May 15, 2011
These were the most important stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of May 7-13.More

May 13, 2011
Asean presses for concrete sea rules
The ongoing dispute between China and several Asean member states over who has what rights in the South China Sea periodically flares into confrontations between China and the involved Asean countries, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam.More

May 12, 2011
Myanmar remains “unchanged”
The Myanmar bid to assume the chairmanship of Asean in 2014 was rebuffed for the time being at the 18th Asean Summit this past weekend in Jakarta with a call for the country to continue “democratic reform.”More

May 11, 2011
What next on the Mekong?
The government of Laos has informed the Thai construction firm, Ch. Karnchang that had already started building roads to kick off the construction of the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Laos section of the Mekong River to stop work.More

May 10, 2011
EU and Asean trade ties increase
Today in Brussels the third round of negotiations between Malaysia and the European Union (EU) begins with the expectation that the FTA would be signed in mid-2012.More

May 9, 2011
Asean Summit-a mixed bag
The 18th Asean Summit concluded on Sunday in Jakarta and the results were mixed.More

May 8, 2011
These were the most important stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of April 30-May 6.More

May 6, 2011
Myanmar again troubles Asean
Even though Myanmar recently held an election, the other Asean countries remained unconvinced of its democratic values as Myanmar makes a bid for the 2014 Asean chairmanship.More

May 5, 2011
Thai general election nears (probably)
In the never-dull and slightly unpredictable world of Thai politics it seems that Thailand is heading for its first general election since 2006.More

May 4, 2011
Issues facing Asean
Asean leaders meet for the first time in 2011 this week in Jakarta and there are a number of issues on their agenda:More

May 3, 2011
Asean election season begins in Singapore
On May 7 this coming Saturday, Singaporeans will go to the polls to vote for a new government.More

May 2, 2011
The post Bin-Laden era in Asia
One story dominates today news-the killing of Osama bin Laden by United States forces in an affluent suburb north of Islamabad, Abbottabad, 100 yards from from one of Pakistan’s top military academies.More

May 1, 2011
These were the most important news stories published by Asean Affairs during the week of April 23-April 29.More

Asean Analysis 2011 


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