While Europe has traditionally been the role model for international cooperation, this volume suggests a new highly successful mode. Using a flourishing operational code of diplomacy known as the Asian Way, Asian regional cooperation has gone even further to unite disparate countries for economic and political objectives. Culminating twenty years of research, this volume defines the Asian Way. It then provides details on fifty regional organizations in an effort to study this spirit of regional cooperation. Highlighting the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the author concludes that Asian international relations has been ASEANized and increased economic progress has been advanced in two decades through the application of the Asian Way. Examining in microcosm how nations conduct their foreign relations in Asia, this volume provides an extensive list of regional organizations. It details their organizational charts, provides membership lists, and reveals funding formulas and projects undertaken. The author explains how, through the application of the principles of the Asian Way, the countries of Southeast Asia have resolved their conflicts, harmonized foreign policies, begun projects of regional economic cooperation and ultimately advanced prosperity.
Professor Yoshihara, an international expert on the Southeast Asian economies, looks beyond the causes of the current crisis to discuss what can be done to build a dynamic economy in Asia to ensure prosperity for the future. He takes the viewpoint that the only way to achieve this is to promote integration into the global economy through free trade and free capital movement. He puts forward a convincing argument that government intervention is not the way forward and has in fact helped cause the present crisis. But a prosperous future is possible, he argues, by renovating institutions and adapting new attitudes. A most timely book with lessons for other parts of the world as well as for Southeast Asia.
Written by both leading and emerging scholars, this extensive volume demonstrates the diversity and complexity of rebellion in Southeast Asia, and the deep historical, political, social and economic roots of this.
Since the end of the Second World War, Southeast Asia has served as a surrogate space to further American imperial interests, which are economic, political, territorial, and moral in scope.America's Strategy in Southeast Asia contends that the construction of Southeast Asia as a geographic entity has been a crucial component in the creation of the American empire. America's most blatant experience of colonial rule, for example, occurred in Southeast Asia (in the Philippines). America's longest war was fought in Southeast Asia (in Vietnam). And most recently, Southeast Asia has been identified by some American policy makers, rightly or wrongly, as the "Second Front" in the War on Terror. And yet, what has been America's overriding strategy in Southeast Asia?
On the 50th Anniversary of the start of America's commitment of major combat units to Vietnam, Youth In Asia is a new Vietnam War novel of young Americans trapped in the jungles of Vietnam's Central Highlands in a war they did not understand.Youth In Asia relives the friendships, loyalties and betrayals of young men in combat.Written by an infantryman who served as both an enlisted man and an officer after the war, Youth In Asia is a novella that presents a realistic account of five men of the 173rd Airborne Brigade separated from their unit in the darkness of a jungle night. After the furious fight for Hill 875 and the battles around Dak To, this story is set near the border with Cambodia as North Vietnamese Army units and Viet Cong irregulars are massing for the brutal Tet Offensive of 1968 that broke the back of America's commitment to fight the Vietnam War. It is a story of our Vietnam Veterans' determination, triumph and loss. It is a story of furious, close combat in lethal firefights, and it is a story of confusion both on the battlefield and in the minds of young men a million miles from their homes. Those that survive will have changed. Forever.
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