The ASEAN Miracle: A Catalyst for Peace

The ASEAN Miracle: A Catalyst for Peace

by Kishore Mahbubani, Jeffery Sng

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ISBN-13: 9789814722650
Publisher: NUS Press
Publication date: 03/08/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Kishore Mahbubani is Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and author of The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East. Jeffery Sng is a writer and former diplomat based in Bangkok, co-author of A History of the Thai-Chinese.
Kishore Mahbubani is Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and author of The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East.

Jeffery Sng is a writer and former diplomat based in Bangkok, co-author of A History of the Thai-Chinese.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xiii

Preface xv

Introduction 1

1 The Four Waves 15

The Indian Wave 18

The Chinese Wave 25

The Muslim Wave 29

The Western Wave 35

2 The ASEAN Ecosystem of Peace 48

First Factor: The Fear of Communism 51

Second Factor: The Role of Strong Leaders 59

Third Factor: Geopolitical Luck 65

Fourth Factor: Market-Oriented Economic Policies 68

Fifth Factor: ASEAN-Based Regional Networks 74

3 ASEAN and the Great Powers 76

ASEAN and America 82

ASEAN and China 97

ASEAN and the EU 112

ASEAN and India 121

ASEAN and Japan 127

4 Pen Sketches 137

Brunei 139

Cambodia 141

Indonesia 144

Laos 148

Malaysia 150

Myanmar 155

The Philippines 159

Singapore 165

Thailand 168

Vietnam 172

5 ASEAN: Strengths and Weaknesses 177

Strengths 179

Weaknesses 184

Threats 190

Opportunities 197

Conclusion 206

6 ASEAN's Peace Prize 207

Three Bold Recommendations 221

Bibliography 233

Index 251

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