Theme: Towards a Common Regional Identity: Developing synergies through Socio-Cultural Co-operation. AEI would like to invite academicians, practitioners, researchers, students and administrators from the private and public sectors to participate and submit papers to be considered for presentation.
By Johan Saravanamuttu
Under Mahathir, in his second term as prime minister, Malaysia has crafted a foreign policy of capitalising on an ascendant China while hedging against the current environment of a more fluid world. In so doing Malaysia is maintaining strong ties with major US allies of Asia, such as Japan.
This workshop which is scheduled on 11 & 12 January 2020 has been cancelled.
‘Building Social Research Capacities in Higher Education Institutions in Lao PDR and Malaysia’ is a multi-country Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education joint project involving higher education institutions from both the EU and ASEAN countries.
Arvend received the award at the ASEAN Youth Leadership Summit 2019 organised by the Global Youth Parliament in Manila, Philippines.
The 2019 conference brought together eminent thinkers and academics from more than ten countries across Asia and Europe, who discussed a wide range of topics such as western and non-western approaches to international relations, European and Asian security architectures, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the emerging Indo-Pacific construct.
The meeting was held on 9 and 10 December 2019 in Hotel Savoy, Berlin, Germany. AEI was invited and represented by Executive Director, Prof. Dr. Azirah Hashim.
By Prof. Anthony Milner
Scott Morrison likes using the phrase ‘delicate moment in time’ to describe the international dynamics Australia is now faced with. It’s a time to build friendships on many fronts, as the government understands well. But the task is challenging...
The event was held on 15 November 2019 at the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. The title of the presentation was "World War II: The Polish Experience.", moderated by AEI's Senior Lecturer, Dr. Rahul Mishra.
In conjunction with a two-week exhibition on “Polish Citizens during WWII” jointly organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland to Malaysia and the Asia-Europe Institute, a lecture was presented by His Excellency Professor Krzysztof Dębnicki, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Malaysia.
by Dr. Rahul Mishra
In essence, Indo-Japan partnership in Sri Lanka is a mix of presenting a counterweight to China, aspiration to provide a mutually beneficial alternative to smaller countries and reinforce ties with the neighbours, and their collective objective of keeping the rules-based order in Asia intact.
Profesor Ulung Dato' Dr. Rajah Rasiah from the Asia Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya were made Dato' after being conferred the Darjah Dato' Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP) in conjunction with the 63rd Birthday of the Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah.
by Dr. Nurliana Kamaruddin & Aaron Denison
South Korea has spent much of its history caught in the middle of external power struggles. China, Japan, Russia and the United States have all played a hand in shaping the country’s current geopolitical reality.
by Pervaiz Ali Mahesar
This article argues that the EU-ASEAN relations is a partnership among unequals and it reviews the recent public lecture by Professor Dr. Jorn Dosch held at the Asia Europe Institute on September 6, 2019.
The keynote was delivered at the Asia Europe Conference 2019 organised by Asia Europe Institute, University of Malaya on August 2nd, 2019
Lao lecturers and specialists from Malaysia’s University of Malaya gathered in Vientiane on Wednesday for a three-day meeting to share experiences in social research, aiming to build the capacity of trainers in this field.
'Citing human rights concerns, the EU is deciding whether to revoke duty-free market access for Cambodia’s exports, even as it tries to boost trade and defence ties with Southeast Asia.' — Dr. Rahul Mishra shared his views in this article published by Southeast Asia Globe.
by Prof. Dato' Dr. Muthiah Alagappa and Arjun Akwei
The hope of an Asian Century persists – a hope based largely on the steady economic growth in many Asian countries. To the contrary, we contend that regardless of economic gains, an Asian Century is unlikely to materialize without comprehensive political reform. These reforms need not come at the expense of economic objectives, but without political reform economic growth will falter.
"Through its Look East policy (1992-2014) and current Act East policy enacted in 2014, India has strived to build stronger ties with Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines. With the Philippines, however, most linkages are through ASEAN-steered mechanisms and bilateral relations are still not as strong as they should be." — RSIS (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore) policy report by Dr Rahul Mishra.
Written by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sameer Kumar
The advancement of cellular technology from 1G to 4G yields parallel improvement in the way we communicate and go about our day-to-day lives. However, the 5th generation, or 5G, is a new creature altogether that promises to impact our lives and businesses in ways hitherto unconceived.
Article by Prof. Amitav Acharya (American University)
After more than a year of deliberation, ASEAN adopted the ‘ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific’ (‘the Outlook’) on 23 June 2019. The Outlook then got an airing at the ASEAN Regional Forum meetings in Bangkok.
World View: EU must judge if its interests are aligned with those of US, Japan and India — Written by Dr Paul Gillespie, one of our distinguished speakers at the Asia-Europe Conference earlier this month, published by The Irish Times.
Written by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fumitaka Furuoka
In this multiplex world order, the rise of two regional giants — China and India — would overshadow inter-regional economic and security agendas in the coming decades. This may disrupt the existing harmonious but rather static inter-regional frameworks, such as the Asia-Europe Meeting (AEM).