Posts Tagged ‘regionalism’

Chinese investment and aid in Cambodia a controversial affair

Chinese investment and aid in Cambodia a controversial affair

Author: Heng Pheakdey, EISD The China–Cambodia relationship has reached new peaks in recent years. China is now Cambodia’s largest foreign investor, a major donor of aid and an increasingly important trading partner. But this growing relationship is also accompanied by renewed controversies. China undeniably plays a crucial role in Cambodia’s economic development. China invested...

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Women, gender and ‘voice’ at the Pacific Islands Forum

Women, gender and ‘voice’ at the Pacific Islands Forum

Author: Nicole George, UQ As the 2012 Pacific Islands Forum got underway in the Cook Islands, regional media commentary focused on the high political profile of the women who would attend and their efforts to focus intergovernmental attention on the issue of gender disadvantage. The fact that issues pertinent to the status of women...

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The Asian Century: more than economics and security

The Asian Century: more than economics and security

Author: Jiemian Yang, SIIS The Asian Century, or Pacific Century, has become a catchphrase that places great emphasis on economic dynamism and political power shifts. But the cultural and intellectual aspects of the Asian Century have somewhat been neglected. In the coming 25–50 years, three trends in Asia will likely develop in the context...

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Rising Asia : development challenges, and high stake in global economic recovery

Rising Asia : development challenges, and high stake in global economic recovery

Author: Maria Monica Wihardja, CSIS, Indonesia The Asian Development Bank, along with Indonesian ministries, including the Trade Ministry and the National Development Planning Ministry, this month held a symposium on ‘Asia’s Development Agenda in Regional and International Fora’ and a consultation meeting on ‘Asia 2050.’ These themes are timely; despite its growth miracles,...

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