CategoryInternational Relations

ASEAN Celebrating Half-a-Century What Next?

In the conclusion of The ASEAN Miracle: A Catalyst for Peace (NUS Press, 2017), authors Kishore Mahbubani & Jeffery Sng state: "If such an imperfect corner of the world can deliver both peace and prosperity to its 625 million citizens, the rest of the world can surely replicate ASEAN's imperfect record."

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World Order in the Age of Trump

The future world order will resemble a multiplex cinema involving a larger audience and multiple stakeholders. The world will be pluralistic with cultural and political diversity but fragmented international governance modules, rather than being directed by a global hegemon.

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Why ASEAN is a miracle

Imagine a region where “bombs fell like rain”. A region engulfed in bitter and bloody wars resulting in up to 7.35 million casualties, only to become one of the most stable and economically prosperous areas in the world. That region is Southeast Asia.

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