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FULBRIGHT US-ASEAN VISITING SCHOLAR INITIATIVE PROGRAM 2022-2023
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FULBRIGHT US-ASEAN VISITING SCHOLAR INITIATIVE PROGRAM 2022-2023

[Fully Funded]Deadline: November-JanuaryThe 2022-2023 Fulbright US-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative program is accepting applications!This marks the tenth year of the Initiative. Since the program began in 2012, more than 100 scholars from all 10 ASEAN Member States have been awarded scholarships to pursue studies focused on a wide range of subjects including public health/pandemic response, jurisdictional issues in the South China Sea, engagement across the Indo-Pacific region, ASEAN economic integration, human trafficking, and food safety.ELIGIBILITIES:Fulbright U.S-ASEAN Visiting Scholar applicants should be university faculty, foreign ministry and government officials, or professionals in the private sector, think tanks and other NGOs whose work focuses on U.S.–AS...
Heeding to Multilateralism and International Law Can Be Redemptive During COVID-19 Dilemma
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Heeding to Multilateralism and International Law Can Be Redemptive During COVID-19 Dilemma

By Adib BazgirThe COVID-19 pandemic should be considered as a phenomenon that will damage countries in the international interdependence context. Simultaneously, the structure of the international system has placed a responsibility on China and international organizations and other countries to combat this transnational threat. In addition to controlling the issue at the national level, China seeks to pursue its foreign policy by taking a decisive approach that has been used from the start of the Xi Jinping administration to get achievements and move away from a peaceful and soothed politics. The country intends to transform its international image from a security and order-disrupting actor to an economic-security actor and a protestor to the existing international order, but ...
Globalization is Ahead of the U-Turn
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Globalization is Ahead of the U-Turn

By Adib BazgirGlobalization is in a difficult situation. A populist backlash, embodied by U.S. President Donald Trump, is going all out. A stewing trade war among China and the United States could quickly boil over. Nations across Europe are closing their outskirts to foreigners. Indeed, even globalization’s greatest supporters presently yield that it has created disproportionate advantages and that something should change. The present troubles have their underlying foundations during the 1990s, when policymakers set the world on its current, hyperglobalist way, requiring local economies to be placed in the world economy’s administration rather than the opposite way around. In trade, the change was motioned by the making of the World Trade Organization in 1995. The WT...
Making the Case for Greater Integration within the Asia-Pacific Region
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Making the Case for Greater Integration within the Asia-Pacific Region

By Tan Kai Wei AaronThe “Asian Century” as foretold by numerous scholars and analysts, may only be realized if countries in the Asia-Pacific region accept that integration is an essential need. Integration can come in many forms. It can be as deep and complex as the European Union, a supranational organization that has binding legislation and dictates everything from currency to cross-border travel. Integration can also be as shallow as the African Union (AU) or the Association for Southeast Asian (ASEAN). Since the turn of the century, there have been ambitious plans for deeper economic integration within the region, with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) chiefly spearheading this initiative. As of late, though, there is a tendency for leaders to denounce globaliza...
How is the Liberal International Order Being Challenged?
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How is the Liberal International Order Being Challenged?

By Yi QianThe liberal international order emerged in the aftermath of World War Two and generally means the construction of a “rule-based” order anchored in a range of international institutions with the United Nations at its centerpiece. The liberal international has offered a function in organizing international space. But now it is facing many challenges. The first challenge notably comes from the rise of China. Nowadays, there is palpable anxiety in Western capitalist democracies that the rise of China will undermine the foundation of the liberal international order. In the past few decades, international society has witnessed the meteoric rise of China in politics, economy, and the military. It is unprecedented that the largest economy in the world would be a non...