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Publications

  • AIDS in ASIA: Face the Facts
    Monitoring the AIDS Pandemic (MAP)

    2004. An annual compendium of surveillance data on HIV/AIDS in Asia which contains an executive summary with statistical analysis of the data. Chapters examine the causes for the spread of HIV/AIDS in Asia, various risk groups, impact on youth, and s for treatment and prevention possibilities. Approximately 100 members of the MAP network, an international network of epidemiologists and public health professionals, collect the data. Financially supported by UNAIDS, WHO, UNICEF, Japanese Foundation for AIDS Prevention, United States Agency for International Development, Family Health International, and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Web site: www.mapnetwork.org/reports/aids_in_asia.html
  • Asia and Europe: Cooperating for Energy Security
    Council for Asia-Europe Cooperation (CAEC)

    June 2004. Centre asie ifri, Institut français des relations internationales. Co-edited by François Godement, Françoise Nicolas and Taizo Yakushiji. This book contains a number of essays by experts on energy who belong to international energy agencies, private companies, universities and research centers from various nations in Asia and Europe. The topics they cover energy security, policies and approaches from both Asian and European perspectives, as well as examining the challenges to energy security, China's energy situation, global energy supply and nuclear energy in Asia. The book concludes with a summary and recommendations for cooperation between Asia and Europe to the leaders at the next Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit to be held in Hanoi in October 2004. The discussions held related to the task force included participants from Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, U.K. and U.S. A review of this publication can be found at: http://www.asiaeuropeproject.org/index.php?site=full_article&id=108
  • Asia and Europe: Global Governance as a Challenge to Co-operation
    Council for Asia-Europe Cooperation (CAEC)

    June 2004. Co-edited by William Wallace and Young Soogil. This book is the result of a task force that was convened under the name "Global Governance as a Challenge to Co-operation: Our Shared Agenda". The contributors are international relations, security, and political economy experts from Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Singapore, and U.K. The report attempts to redefine the roles of Asia and Europe in the post 9-11 terrorist attacks world and look at ways the two regions can cooperate to create a global governance fitting the new political realities and new security challenges, such as multilateralism, international institutions, and trade and development. A review of this publication can be found at: http://www.asiaeuropeproject.org/index.php?site=full_article&id=108
  • Asia and Europe: The Necessity for Co-operation
    Council for Asia-Europe Cooperation (CAEC)

    June 2004. Edited by Karl Kaiser. This book is essentially a summary of the findings and recommendations of the other two CAEC task forces entitled "Asia and Europe: Cooperating for Energy Security" and "Asia and Europe: Global Governance as a Challenge to Co-operation". The report explores the ways in which Asia and Europe can cooperate, given their shared interest in preventing further deterioration of multilateralism and of international institutions. The contributors are international relations experts from France, Germany, Japan, Korea and U.K. A review of this publication can be found at: http://www.asiaeuropeproject.org/index.php?site=full_article&id=108
  • National Bureau of Asian Research, NBR Special Report: Japan, the United States and East Asia: Emerging Regional Challenges
    Essays by Ralph A. Cossa, T.J. Pempel, Tomohito Shinoda and Shujiro Urata. No. 5, March 2004. This report follows a conference by the same name held in Tokyo on March 25, 2003. Participants explored the new dynamics of East Asia and how they are affecting the special relationship between Japan and the U.S. The essays take up the following issues: the Korean nuclear crisis, Japan-U.S. economic and security relations and FTAs in East Asia.
  • North Korea's Weapons Programmes: A Net Assessment
    International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), U.K.

    A comprehensive and detailed evaluation of North Korea's nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programmes and efforts to develop ballistic missiles. The book traces the historical development of North Korean programmes in each area and presents an assessment of current capabilities and estimates of future developments. The analysis explains how assessments of North Korea's programmes are based on judgements of motivations and capabilities, in the absence of direct information and conclusive evidence. In addition to chapters on North Korea's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and ballistic missile programmes, the book analyses the conventional military balance on the Korean Peninsula and details the long history of disarmament negotiations with North Korea, including the birth and death of the Agreed Framework and future prospects for the current Six Party Talks.
    Web site: http://www.iiss.org/conferencepage.php?confID=63
  • South Korea's Energy and Environmental Issues towards Northeast Asia's Sustainable Development in the Twenty-First Century
    April, 2004. Policies aimed at responding to energy and environmental issues facing the Northeast Asian region will bear limited results as long as they are designed and adopted at the state level. Growing attention is presently drawn to the role played by South Korea because the nation lies between Japan and China in terms of economic condition, energy consumption maturity and environmental policies. However, few basic research projects have been conducted to date to comprehensively analyze South Korea's energy and environmental issues. This research report edited by the Korea Energy Economics Institute analyzes the present status of the nation's energy supply and demand, and the environment as well as the energy and environmental issues facing the nation and the policies adopted in response. In addition, the report explains South Korea's stance toward acquiring environmental technologies and realizing environmental cooperation. This report will serve as a beneficial resource for those seeking basic information about South Korea and/or the nation's energy and environmental policies.
    Web site: http://www.nira.go.jp/newse/niranews/200404/200404.html
  • The Nexus Between Counterterrorism, Counterproliferation, and Maritime Security in Southeast Asia
    This report is the result of research conducted by Tamara Renee Shie, a Visiting Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS from February-July 2004. The study looks into the increasing connection between terrorism, proliferation of weapons and transport and maritime security, since September 11. It highlights Southeast Asia as an area for particular concern given the rise of fundamental Islamic groups, some with connections to Al Qaeda in the region as well as the vulnerability of the Malacca Strait through which much of the world's goods must pass. In response to this, three major initiatives have been developed: the U.S. government's Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency's Container Security Initiative (CSI), and the UN International Maritime Organization's International Shipping and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS). The focus of the PSI is the interdiction of ships at sea suspected of carrying illegal shipments of WMD or related materials. The CSI aims to securitize shipping containers bound for U.S. ports. Finally the ISPS is designed to increase and standardize security measures in ports, on ships, and with shipping companies. These are all examined in this research paper, as well as the responses of the countries in Southeast Asia to them, and the difficulty the initiatives face such as the countries preferring the "ASEAN Way" of non-interference and regional responses and general; suspicion towards U.S. solutions. This paper recommends greater regional cooperation; an increase in cost burden-sharing, technological collaboration, and capacity building; the creation of a truly regional maritime security initiative; and the adherence to and new proposals for UN maritime security conventions. The author believes that there is room for improvement and obstacles still lie ahead, but Southeast Asia is making advances in safeguarding its maritime realm.
    Web site: http://www.csis.org/pacfor/issues/v04n04.cfm