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Southeast Asia

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Over the past decade or so Southeast Asia has gone through multiple developments which usher in an era of alarming political uncertainty. While several countries were thought to be heading toward democracy (Myanmar, Thailand), recent events suggest that vested interests die hard and that defending citizens’ hard-won rights is a daunting task. In the wake of the health crisis other countries are faced with serious socio-economic difficulties which threaten their stability and wealth (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines). In a context of sino-US rivalry, each of the great powers seeks to push its own interests, potentially disrupting local stability. Southeast Asia has undoubtedly become a battleground for bipolar rivalry. 

Through its research activities, Ifri's Center for Asian Studies aims to provide a better understanding of the evolutions and main trends of this regions' actors.

Françoise NICOLAS

Senior Research Fellow and Director of Ifri's Center for Asian Studies

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Sophie BOISSEAU du ROCHER

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

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19/06/2012
By: Teresita CRUZ-DEL-ROSARIO, James M. DORSEY

Southeast Asia experienced its own political upheavals well before the Arab revolts. Nevertheless, the wave of popular uprisings that shook the Middle-East and North Africa region goes far beyond the region’s boundaries, and Southeast Asia is no exception to the global crisis of confidence...

31/01/2008

The starting point of the paper is that an agreement will, sooner or later, be negotiated between ASEAN and the EU. As a result, the objective of the paper is not to examine the rationale for such an agreement but to outline its possible scope. Because, the content of a...

30/11/2004
By: François GODEMENT, (ed.)

In 2004, the importance of East-Asia as a major pole of the contemporary world proves, despite the fragility of its financial systems, to be widely devoid of regional mechanisms. Different developments illustrate this come back to the front stage.

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26
Jan
2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
from 08:30 to 10:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

This seminar, co-organized with the Royal Embassy of Thailand, welcomes Prof. Dr. Borwornsak Uwanno, Secretary General of King Prajadhipok's Institute and expert on public law, and Prof. Dr. Surchit Bunbongkarn, President of Thailand's Political Development...

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