Association of Southeast Asian Nations

  • An AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft prepares to land aboard the USS Essex in the Philippine Sea

    Commentary

    China and America's Coming Battle for Southeast Asia

    Although China and the United States are both in a position to influence the process of ASEAN integration, ultimately it will be up to the Association itself to cement internal cohesion, achieve centrality, and thereby remain a relevant player in the emerging Asian order.

    Mar 17, 2015

  • China's President Xi Jinping and Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta October 2, 2013

    Blog

    China's ASEAN Outreach

    Chinese President Xi Jinping called for greater cooperation between his country and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during remarks delivered Oct. 3 before the Indonesian parliament. But Angel Rabasa, a RAND senior political scientist, says improved relations between China and its neighbors will depend more on action than on words.

    Oct 4, 2013

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    Commentary

    The Changing Face of Chinese Diplomacy

    One of the most curious and underexamined aspects of the evolving North Korean nuclear crisis is the active and leading role played by China in the last nine months. Breaking with years of traditional Chinese passivity on global-security challenges, Beijing has helped to walk both Pyongyang and Washington ...

    Nov 25, 2003

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    Report

    Security and economics: the military expenditures of the ASEAN countries

    A full discussion of the economic conditions and military expenditures of the five ASEAN countries (Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia). Though these countries feel strong defense pressures, they have held their military sp...

    Jan 1, 1983

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    Report

    ASEAN: What It Is, What It Is Not, What It Can Be

    Discusses demographic trends in ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand), economic problems and successes, political interests, labor supply and the creation of jobs, trade prospects, and national security ...

    Jan 1, 1981

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    Report

    ASEAN Trends and Problems in the 1980s

    The paper first presents an historical look at ASEAN and the nations (Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore) that are included in the organization.

    Jan 1, 1981

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    The ASEAN energy scene in global perspective

    Reviews the energy plans and prospects of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Despite the availability of coal and hydropower in all ASEAN countries except Singapore, they all depend at present on domestic or imported oil....

    Jan 1, 1978

  • People

    People

    Rafiq Dossani

    Director, RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy; Senior Economist; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in finance, Northwestern University; M.B.A. in finance & economics, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; B.A. in economics, St. Stephen's College, Delhi

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    People

    Scott W. Harold

    Senior Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D., M.A. in political science, Columbia University; B.A. in international relations, Michigan State University

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    People

    Dung Huynh

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.P. in public policy, National University of Singapore

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    People

    Lyle J. Morris

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in international affairs, Columbia University; B.A. in international business administration, Western Washington University

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    People

    Richard Silberglitt

    Senior Physical Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in solid state physics, University of Pennsylvania; B.S. in physics, Stevens Institute of Technology; M.S in physics, University of Pennsylvania