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New Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 3/2020

    The current issue of the GIGA Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs focuses on topics such as the administrative reform in the Myanmar Police Force, the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and the ASEAN's limitations in addressing security challenges in the Indo-Pacific.

    Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs Vol. 39, No. 3 (2020)


    • Renato Cruz De Castro: The Limits of Intergovernmentalism: The Philippines’ Changing Strategy in the South China Sea Dispute and Its Impact on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Abstract | PDF

    • Dennis Shoesmith, Nathan Franklin, Rachmat Hidayat: Decentralised Governance in Indonesia’s Disadvantaged Regions: A Critique of the Underperforming Model of Local Governance in Eastern Indonesia Abstract | PDF

    • SiuSue Mark, Indra Overland, Roman Vakulchuk: Sharing the Spoils: Winners and Losers in the Belt and Road Initiative in Myanmar Abstract | PDF

    • Rakhmat Syarip: Defending Foreign Policy at Home: Indonesia and the ASEAN-Based Free Trade Agreements Abstract | PDF

    • Aung Myo Maung: Administrative Reform in the Myanmar Police Force: Decision-Making and Community-Based Policing Abstract | PDF

    • Sovinda Po, Christopher B. Primiano: An “Ironclad Friend”: Explaining Cambodia’s Bandwagoning Policy towards China Abstract | PDF

    Book Reviews

    • Jeff Clyde G. Corpuz: Book Review: A Theology of Southeast Asia: Liberation-Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines Abstract | PDF

    • Mohammad Zaki Ahmad: Book Review: The Indonesia-Malaysia Dispute Concerning Sovereignty over Sipadan and Ligitan Islands: Historical Antecedents and the International Court of Justice Judgment, Singapore Abstract | PDF

    • Pang Yang Huei: Book Review: Aristocracy of Armed Talent: The Military Elite in Singapore Abstract | PDF