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AEI Insights Vol. 3, No. 1 - 2017

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Managing Cross-Border Crises in Southeast Asia at Multiple Levels of Governance: Complementary or Competitive Institutional Development at The National, ASEAN Regional, And EU-ASEAN Inter-Regional Levels?
Naila Maier-Knapp - Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany

The Impact of Exports on Malaysian Economic Development: A Comparative Study between Japan and Germany
Fumitaka Furuoka - Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Shinzo Abe’s Security Policy: A Departure from Defensive Posture?
Balazs Szanto - Dept. of International & Strategic Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia

A Contribution to Sustainable Development in ASEAN: German FDI in Vietnam's Energy Sector
Andreas Stoffers and Benno Fuchs - University of Applied Languages / SDI Munich, Germany

[Opinion] The Sino-Us Relations – Recalibration or Repetition?
Qi Lin - Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, USA

Contributor Biographies

Naila Maier-Knapp is a sessional lecturer at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg in Germany. She takes research interest in regionalism and inter-regionalism of the EU and ASEAN in connection to cross-border challenges of the 21st century and has published widely on this, including the first-ever book on this topic- Southeast Asia and the European Union: non-traditional security crises and cooperation published by Routledge in 2014.

Fumitaka Furuoka is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. He was an Associate Professor at the School of Business and Economics, University of Malaysia, Sabah and has taught economics at University of Malaysia, Sarawak. Before joining academia, he was a senior assistant, Consulate-General, Japan, in Penang, from 1991 to 1999. His main interests include comparative studies of Asian and European economic development, and Japanese studies.

Andreas Stoffers studied political science and economics with a focus on International Relations and completed his PhD on German – Thai relations. Andreas has many years of practical management experience at Deutsche Bank AG (1996-2014). During this time, he was a long-time member of Deutsche Bank AG Vietnam Executive Board. In 2014, Andreas was the co-founder of the consulting firm ASEAN Business Partners GmbH and became Full Professor for International Management at the University for Applied Languages SDI in Munich. His many contacts in Southeast Asia, especially in Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia, and his publications qualify him as an expert on the entire ASEAN region.

Benno Fuchs, M.A., studied translation studies and intercultural business communication at the University of Applied Languages SDI in Munich. At first, his research was focused mainly on intercultural problems of Vietnamese immigrants in Germany. His focus has now shifted to German investments in the Vietnamese energy market in recent years. While working for the European Institute of ASEAN Studies as a Junior Researcher, he is currently doing his PhD in supply chain management in the Vietnamese biomass sector. Benno has already established relevant contacts to the major players in the German-Vietnamese energy sector.

Balazs Szanto is a PhD candidate with the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His current research primarily focuses on various maritime issues in Northeast and Southeast Asia, as well as on how the rise of China as a regional power affects the security environment of Asia.

Qi Lin, a MA candidate of the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs. Her research focus is on cross-Pacific security and Asian studies, particularly on the Sino-U.S. relations and on the foreign policy and politics of these two.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Azirah Binti Hashim, Executive Director, AEI

Managing Editor
Dr. Sameer Kumar, Senior Lecturer, AEI

Editorial Board members
Prof. Dr. Moses Samuel, Deputy Executive Director (Academic), AEI
Prof. Dr. Patrick Tim Ziegenhain, Visiting Professor, AEI
Datuk Dr. Norma Mansor, Professor, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jatswan S. Sidhu, Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fumitaka Furuoka, Senior Research Fellow (Visiting), AEI
Dr. Roy Anthony Rogers, Senior Lecturer, Department of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya

International Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. T. J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Prof. Emeritus Dr. Wilfrido V. Villacorta, De La Salle University, The Philippines
Prof. Dr. Aileen San Pablo-Baviera, University of the Philippines, The Philippines
Prof. Anthony Milner, Visiting Professor, AEI
Prof. Dr. Rajendra K. Jain, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Prof. Dr. Alfredo C. Robles Jr., Professor of International Studies, College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University, The Philippines
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bersick, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Editorial Co-ordinator
Timotheus J. Krahl, Research Assistant, AEI

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Errata

(Forthcoming in AEI Insights: An International Journal of Asia-Europe Relations. Due for publication in January 2019, Vol 5, Issue 1)

In:

Maier-Knapp, N. (2017). Managing Cross-border Crises in Southeast Asia at Multiple Levels of Governance: Complementary or competitive institutional developments at the national, ASEAN regional and EU-ASEAN inter-regional levels? AEI Insights: An International Journal of Asia-Europe Relations, 3(1), 3-20.

  1. On page 14, paragraph 2 was written in the following manner:

    “However, reports about the plight of these Rohingya boat people by international human rights organisations and media led to a considerable international outcry, compelling the Thai government to act on this issue and the overall issue of trafficking in persons. While the initial national response was limited to turning away the boat and dropping off food from helicopters, greater national efforts followed after intensive international condemnation to these actions which included the American downgrade of Thailand to a Tier 3 country. Thailand is now ranked at the same level as Iraq and North Korea on matters of trafficking in persons. In light of other severe revelations of slavery in the fishing industry and the discovery of trafficking camps along Thailand’s borders, the Thai government understood the necessity to display sincere and comprehensive commitments this time and hence, Thai government officials attempted to appease the international community and halt further crisis construction.”

    Given that Thailand was downgraded in the 2014 US Trafficking in Persons Report and not in the 2015 US Trafficking in Persons Report, the paragraph should read:

    “However, reports about the plight of these Rohingya boat people by international human rights organisations and media led to a considerable international outcry, compelling the Thai government to act on this issue and the overall issue of trafficking in persons. While the initial national response was limited to turning away the boat and dropping off food from helicopters, greater national efforts followed after intensive international condemnation to these actions. In light of other severe revelations of slavery in the fishing industry and the discovery of trafficking camps along Thailand’s borders, the Thai government understood the necessity to display sincere and comprehensive commitments this time and hence, Thai government officials attempted to appease the international community and halt further crisis construction.”
     
  2. On page 15, paragraph 1, the 27 May 2015 was given as the day of the special meeting. The date of the special meeting should however read 29 May 2015.
     
  3. Given the corrected date on page 15, paragraph 1 to 29 May 2015, paragraph 3 on page 15 should now read:

    Then, nine days later at the ASEAN special meeting, representatives of these three ASEAN member states met with other ASEAN member states, UN agencies, and international country partners including the US, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iran, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, and Japan to agree on a variety of common objectives.
     
  4. Footnote 12 on page 13 reads: “Please see the previous discussion of the CMI in the context of the Asian financial crisis on page X.”

    It should read: “Please see the previous discussion of the CMI in the context of the Asian financial crisis on page 9.”
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