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ASEAN @ 50 Volume 1: The ASEAN Journey: Reflections of ASEAN Leaders and Officials

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 1: The ASEAN Journey: Reflections of ASEAN Leaders and Officials
13 October 2017
Surin Pitsuwan, Hidetoshi Nishimura, Ponciano Intal Jr., Kavi Chongkittavorn, Larry Maramis

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ASEAN's 50-year journey is a story that needs to be told to this and future generations. Thus, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, ERIA and the Government of the Philippines collaborated to produce the five-volume ASEAN@50 publication. This volume, Volume 1, presents insights and personal reflections of political luminaries comprising Leaders and Senior Officials of ASEAN Member States, and ASEAN Secretaries-General; academics from ASEAN+ countries; and 'friends' of ASEAN - all of whom have been the prime movers of the organisation since its birth in 1967. It also discusses the three pillars of ASEAN that are significant elements in the association's progress and transformation - the Political-Security Community, the Economic Community, and the Socio-Cultural Community - and how its relations with its dialogue partners evolved.

Featuring memorable quotes from the ASEAN founders, photos of ASEAN's milestones in the last 50 years, personal reflections and stories of ASEAN Leaders and 'friends', this volume will hopefully make ASEAN's journey come alive for readers and paint a clearer picture of its and the ASEAN peoples' future.

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Full Report


Special Message
Rodrigo Roa Duterte

Special Message
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah

Alan Peter S. Cayetano

Hidetoshi Nishimura

Introductory Chapters

ASEAN: Then and Now
Ponciano Intal, Jr.

Voices on the ASEAN Journey: Reflections and Insights from ASEAN Leaders and Officials
Ponciano Intal, Jr.

Essays: Leaders

Goh Chok Tong

From 'Sports-Shirt' Diplomacy to a Model Rules-Based Organisation
Fidel Valdez Ramos

Evolution of ASEAN Community Building: 50-Year Journey
Hun Sen

My Retrospective on ASEAN
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Viet Nam and ASEAN
Vu Khoan

Thoughts on ASEAN's Success
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Thoughts on ASEAN and Leadership
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

ASEAN@50: Building on Past Achievements
Abhisit Vejjajiva

The Critical Importance of Socio-cultural Community for the Future of ASEAN
Abhisit Vejjajiva

The Golden ASEAN
U Thein Sein

ASEAN: 50 Years After and Into the Future
Thongloun Sisoulith

Essays: ASEAN Secretaries-General

ASEAN Revitalised: The Golden Years
Ajit Singh

Leaders Matter
Ong Keng Yong

ASEAN After 50 and Beyond: A Personal Perspective
Surin Pitsuwan

Essays: Ministers and Senior Officials

ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: A Major Milestone in the 50 Years of ASEAN
Narongchai Akrasanee

My ASEAN Story
Delia D. Albert

A Future-Proof ASEAN
Rafidah Aziz

Working with the ASEAN Secretariat: A 3-Year Journey
Alicia dela Rosa-Bala

Why I Believe in ASEAN
Tommy Koh

Retrospectives and Perspectives on the Making, Substance, Significance, and Future of ASEAN
Lim Jock Seng

ASEAN at 50: Looking Back and Looking Forward
Mari Pangestu

ASEAN's Next 50 Years
Suthad Setboonsarng

My ASEAN Experience
Rebecca Sta. Maria

Looking Back on Myanmar's Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2014
Kan Zaw

Essays: Asean Partners

ASEAN at 50: Reflections from Australia
Gareth Evans

ASEAN at 50: A Valuable Contribution to Regional Cooperation
Zhang Yunling

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Foundation of ASEAN
Toshihiro Nikai

Background Papers

The Future of ASEAN Political and Security Cooperation
Kavi Chongkittavorn

The Road to ASEAN Economic Community
Ponciano Intal, Jr.

The Road Traversed and in the Horizon for ASEAN's Socio-Cultural Community
Larry Maramis

Snapshots of the ASEAN Story: ASEAN's Strategic Policy Needs and Dialogue Partners' Contributions
Hidetoshi Nishimura

The ERIA Story
Hidetoshi Nishimura

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