• ASEAN: a world of should

    December 20, 2012

    The mainstream IR literature typically distinguishes between “regionalism” and “regionalisation” – the former intentionally driven by governments actively seeking to create “a region” and the latter driven unintentionally by non-state, largely economic, interaction, which actually creates regional integration whether it is politically desired or not. In practice, of course, the two phenomena are rarely so […]

  • Third Review of ASEAN Book

    December 19, 2012

    My book, ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia, has been reviewed for a third time, by Prof Timo Kivimaki in the Journal of Peace Research. Here is an excerpt: Lee Jones’s book is refreshing reading in the otherwise rather commonsensical and atheoretical literature of Southeast Asian security studies. It gives an important contribution to […]

  • Monocle24 II

    December 18, 2012

    I was on Monocle24 again last night, discussing some news items in Asia: Markets cheer Japan conservatives’ return to power– Shinzo Abe is back as Japan’s PM, but while markets have reacted favourably, Japan’s neighbours are cool. China rounds up members of doomsday cult – this has been linked to the school stabbings in Chenpeng, […]

  • Lowy Institute Books of the Year

    December 17, 2012

    ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia has been selected as one of the Lowy Institute for International Policy‘s books of the year. The Lowy Institute is Australia’s ‘top think tank’, an Antipodean equivalent of Britain’s Chatham House when it comes to international affairs. The citation, by former director Malcolm Cook, reads: This year I […]

  • Review of Asian News on Monocle 24

    December 12, 2012

    I’ve recently been asked to become a regular contributor to a relatively new online radio station called Monocle 24 which broadcasts from London. Every few weeks I will be interpreting major Asian news stories for the two million listeners who download The Monocle Daily. Last night I discussed three stories: Fresh violence in Thailand’s south, […]

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