Oxford Southeast Asian Studies Symposium – 9 et 10 mars 2013

Ces 9 et 10 mars prochains, Bruno Hellendorff et Tanguy Struye de Swielande participeront au Oxford Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, au sein du panel ‘Southeast Asia and the Multilateralisation of Security‘. Bruno Hellendorff présidera ce panel.


Although Southeast Asia is home to various – often conflicting – types of political, economic and social organization, it has embarked, since the end of WWII, on a programme of inter- state collaboration that became most visible with the creation, then the enlargement, of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Initially formed in response to common internal and external threats, ASEAN gradually emerged as a vector of peace in a region in flux. It has paved the way for a new “Asian multilateralism”, one that sees (sub-)regional organizations proliferate and increasingly turn into a new venue of geopolitical competition. Today, it has taken on a new dimension with the implementation of its charter, which enmeshes political, economic and socio-cultural considerations in its call for the building of a regional community by 2015. Today, ASEAN faces numerous challenges, as an institution, as an association of countries, and as a “modus vivendi” between its members. This panel seeks to identify policy options for regional states to consolidate previous achievements, and further harness the potential of existing institutional settings to address common security issues, such as transnational terrorism and stability in the South China Sea.

Voici la liste des différents papiers qui y seront discutés :

  1. Can the ASEAN Way and the ASEAN Security Community handle new security challenges in the region ?
    Sophie Boisseau du Rocher (Asia Centre, Paris)
  2. The security interests of the EU in East Asia
    Michael Reiterer (European External Action Service & University of Innsbruck)
  3. US – China – ASEAN: Multilateralism in name of Realpolitik?
    Tanguy Struye de Swielande (Université Catholique de Louvain)
  4. Pursuing self-interest through multilateral channels: Indonesia’s “ASEAN strategy”
    Bruno Hellendorff (Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security & Université Catholique de Louvain)

Plus d’informations sur cette conférence sont disponibles sur le site de l’Université d’Oxford.