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AEI Insights, Vol 7, Issue 1, 2021

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AEI Insights, Vol 7, Issue 1, 2021
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Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jatswan Singh, Executive Director, AEI, Universiti Malaya

Managing Editor

Assoc Prof. Dr. Sameer Kumar, Associate Professor, AEI, Universiti Malaya

Editorial Board members

Prof. Dr. Azirah Hashim, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya (Former Executive Director, AEI, Universiti Malaya)

Dr. Nurliana Binti Kamaruddin, Dy. Executive Director (Academic), AEI, Universiti Malaya

Prof. Sarinah Low Abdullah, Deputy Executive Director (Research & Internationalization), AEI, Universiti Malaya

Prof. Dato' Dr. Rajah Rasiah, Distinguished Professor, AEI, Universiti Malaya

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fumitaka Furuoka, Associate Professor, AEI, Universiti Malaya

Datuk Prof. Dr. Norma Mansor, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Universiti Malaya

Dr. Roy Anthony Rogers, Senior Lecturer, Department of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya

Dr. Rahul Mishra, Senior Lecturer, AEI, Universiti 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. Anthony Milner, Visiting Professor, AEI, Universiti Malaya

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

Prof Dr. Martin Jeffrey Holland, Director, National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Prof. Gerhard Leitner, Emeritus Professor of English Linguistics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

AEI AEI-Insights: An International Journal of Asia-Europe Relations,
Vol. 6, Issue 1, January 2020,
Published by the Asia-Europe Institute Universiti Malaya
ISSN: 2289-800X
© Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya

Indexed and approved by

Malaysian Citation Index, MyCite, Malaysian Citation Centre (MCC)Malaysian Citation Index, MyCite, Malaysian Citation Centre (MCC),
Ministry of Education, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Contact Information

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Any opinion expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not reflect that of the Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya.

Printed at The Universiti Malaya Press, Universiti Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Contributor Biographies

Biographies in the order as authors’ articles appear in the journal.

Alexander G. Savelyev is the Dr. of Political Science, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, Russian Federation.

M.Miandy Munusamy is an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer of the Public Service Department, Malaysia. He joined the Policy Coordination and International Division, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) in April 2009 as a desk officer for multilateral cooperation. He has been seconded to the ASEM Education Secretariat Jakarta from 2015 to 2016 and attached to ASEM Education Secretariat Belgium in 2018 and 2019. In September 2017, he started his Doctorate study at Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya. His research is on Advancing the Internationalisation of Higher Education in Malaysia through the support of the ASEM Education Process.

Azirah Hashim is Professor of Linguistics at the Universiti Malaya and until recently Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya. Her research interests include Academic and Professional Discourse, Language Contact in Southeast Asia and Higher Education in ASEAN. Her publications include a co-authored book, English in Southeast Asia and ASEAN: Transformation of Language Habitats, Routledge (2020); co-edited volumes, Communicating with Asia: the Future of English as a Global Language, Cambridge University Press (2016) and Malaysian Perspectives on ASEAN Regionalism, Univesity of Malaya (2019) and articles in journals such as English Today, Discourse Studies and Multilingua.

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada has a Ph.D. in economics from Universiti Malaya, and his main research fields are policy modelling, econographicology, international trade, and development economics. His research, which has been published extensively in journals such as Journal of Policy Modelling, Disasters, Quality & Quantity, Singapore Economic Review, Futures, and Contemporary Economics, revolves around policy-oriented topics relevant for Asia’s long-term development, including the policy modelling, natural disasters evaluation, and food security.

Anis H. Bajrektarević is chairperson and professor in international law and global political studies, Vienna, Austria. He has authored seven books (for American and European publishers) and numerous articles on, mainly, geopolitics energy and technology. Prof. Anis is the editor of the NY-based GHIR (Geopolitics, History and Intl. Relations) journal, and editorial board member of several similar specialized magazines on three continents. His 8th book, ‘Caspian: Status, Challenges, Prospects’ is scheduled for winter 2020-21.

Li Jingyi is a Ph.D. Candidate at Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya. Her research interests include COVID-19 and tourism studies.

Beatrice Lim is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Her research interests include labour economics and gender studies.

Khairul Hanim Pazim is a lecturer at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy,Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Her research interests include labour economics and aging studies.

Fumitaka Furuoka is an Associate Professor at Asia-Europe Institute, Universiti Malaya. His research interests include labor economics and international economics.

Wah Yun Low is a Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is currently the Deputy Executive Director (Research and Internationalisation), Asia-Europe Institute and Director, Centre for ASEAN Regionalism, at the university.

Aliyyah Nuha Faiqah Azman Firdaus is a former project officer at the Asia-Europe Institute and Centre for ASEAN Regionalism Universiti Malaya who specialises in applied linguistics and environmental discourse.

Bouasavanh Keovilay is a retired professor who used to be Dean of the Faculty of Letters, National University of Laos and on the Governing Board of SEAMEO QITEP (Quality Improvement for Teacher Education Personnel) in Language.

Vong Deuan Osay is an Associate Professor and a senior English language lecturer at the English Department, Faculty of Letters, National University of Laos (NUOL).

Bounthieng Vongsouangtham is an English teacher with several years of experience in teaching English to different levels of English learners in heterogeneous classes. She works in the International Relations Office and is the Head of the Cooperation Division.

Latsanyphone Soulignavong is the head of the academic division and has been a lecturer of English for both BA and MA,Faculty of Letters (FLE), the National University of Laos (NUOL) for over two decades.

Contents

Triangularity of nuclear arms control: Possible implications of China's involvement in nuclear arms talks (PDF 274KB)
Alexander G. Savelyev

The ASEM Education Process: Implications for higher education internationalization in Malaysia (PDF 297KB)
M.Miandy Munusamy and Azirah Hashim

A Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery Model: The national domestic economic auto-sustainability Model (NDEAS-Model) (PDF 265KB)
Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

Unavoidability of Sino-American rift: History of strategic decoupling (PDF 299KB)
Anis H Bajrektarevic

COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the labour market in ASEAN countries (PDF 472KB)
Li Jingyi, Beatrice Lim, Khairul Hanim Pazim and Fumitaka Furuoka

Collaborative Training in Research Methodology: a case of Malaysia and Laos (PDF 257MB)
Wah Yun Low, Aliyyah Nuha Faiqah Azman Firdaus, Azirah Hashim, Bouasavanh Keovilay, Vong Deuan Osay, Bounthieng Vongsouangtham and Latsanyphone Soulignavong

Last Updated: 11/05/2021