ASEAN’s Indispensable Role in Regional Construction

Author: Phạm Quang Minh Journal: Asia Pacific Review, Volume 22, Issue 2, 2015 Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to answer the question why the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should play a central role in constructing new security architecture in East Asia. The main argument of the paper is that, unlike[…]

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The East Asia Security Environment in the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century and the Adjustments in Vietnamese Foreign Policy

Abstract International relations are social actions, and their expression is behavior of the states. According to French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, the basis for any social action is habitus and capital (Bourdieu 1982). For Bourdieu, social action is not created in a vacuum but always takes place under certain social conditions. Different social conditions create different[…]


The South China Sea security problem: towards regional cooperation

Tác giả: Phạm Quang Minh Asia Europe Journal, November 2010, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 427-434 Abstract: The year 2009 marked many dynamic developments in the South China Sea which attracted the attention of the international community. The main objective of this paper is to analyze these recent security developments by examining the following questions: why tensions are[…]