The LSE IDEAS Southeast Asia International Affairs Programme focuses on the contemporary challenges in the international affairs of Southeast Asia covering major issues of current coverage deemed of critical importance for the region and its links with a globalising world. More »
An Indonesian View of the World Trade Organisation
Speaker: Dr Mari Elka Pangestu; Chair: Dr Kirsten E. Schulze
Tuesday 19 March 2013, 2.30-4pm, New Theatre, East Building
Dr Majid's book launched at the LSE
Dr. Munir Majid’s collection of essays “9/11 and the Attack on Muslims” was launched on 13 November at the LSE. Copies can be found at Waterstone's Economists' Bookshop at the LSE campus.
IDEAS Visiting Senior Fellow Dr Majid on the front page of the Brunei Times
Brunei, the ASEAN Chair, must employ "quiet diplomacy" to defuse tensions over the South China Sea territorial dispute that could threaten the stability of the region, LSE IDEAS Visiting Senior Fellow Dr Munir Majid said in an interview at Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Blog Post: ASEAN leaders summit meetings
'There was plenty of activity around and at the summit meetings that ended in Phnom Penh on 20 November. And plenty of excitement – over the South China Sea disputes.' Dr Majid has written.
Financial Times: Regional tensions flare at ASEAN Summit
Prof Westad in FT: 'From a Chinese perspective, they’re much happier dealing with individual states rather than organisations and some in Beijing see Asean as part of an anti-Chinese conspiracy to limit China....But the more pressure China brings to bear, the more likely there will be a backlash leading to increased regional cohesion.'
Wall Street Journal blog post on The New Geopolitics of Southeast Asia
Special Report featured as ASEAN hosted its annual summit and other related gatherings attended by U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and the leaders of Japan, South Korea, Australia and India
Mari Pangestu the best candidate to lead the WTO
Over the next few weeks, the 159 ambassadors to the WTO in Geneva will assemble to elect a new director-general for the period 2013–17, starting 1 September 2013.
Reducing Malaysia’s debt burden
Malaysia came out of the ‘Great Recession’ relatively little the worse for wear. One hangover, however, is a burden of debt higher than typical emerging markets, in both the public and private sectors.
Asia and the proper governance of international institutions
Improving the governance of international institutions is now a core objective in reform of the global order, following the global financial crisis.
Family Planning spurs development in Asia
Some five to six decades ago, between 1951 and 1965, a rather remarkable chain of events took place in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East: countries began to use family planning programs to address rapid population growth, and many subsequently experienced extraordinary economic growth.
Myanmar's communal violence - when praying is not enough