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ASEAN-Korea Relations

Security, Trade, and Community Building

Ho Khai Leong

Publication Year: 2007

This book examines the growing interdependence between ASEAN and Korea and the political and economic realities governing the relationship. Leading experts from ASEAN and Korea discuss the emerging issues in areas of domestic and regional security environments, non-traditional security, regional trade arrangements, Korean relations with the new ASEAN member states, and the prospects of community-building with special reference to the roles of Korea and ASEAN. It also provides a serious and thought-provoking evaluation of future ASEAN-Korea relations in light of the growing trend towards East Asian regionalism.

Published by: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Title Page, Copyright Page

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Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

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pp. vii-viii

Firstly, the year 2005 marked the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. During the “Korea Festival”, various events were held to celebrate our steadily maturing and prospering relationship. Through the years’ many dialogues, both Korea and the ASEAN...

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Foreword

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pp. ix-x

Korea has been a dialogue partner of ASEAN since July 1991, and through the ASEAN plus Three multilateral framework of East Asian co-operation, it now meets regularly with ASEAN at summit levels. ASEAN members regard it as a valuable contributing partner. In November 1989 Korea and ASEAN...

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Acknowledgements

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pp. xi-xii

In 2004 the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, launched a series of seminars and conferences on the relations between ASEAN and the regional powers. So far, the conferences on ASEAN–China, ASEAN–India, ASEAN–Australia and New Zealand, and ASEAN–Russia have been held....

The Contributors

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pp. xiii-xvi

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1. Introduction

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pp. 1-5

The relations between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) occupy a somewhat awkward position in the Asia-Pacific foreign relations vis-à-vis ASEAN–Japan and ASEAN–China relations. For the past decades, the focus of the Southeast Asian region has...

PART I: Overview of Respective Regional Security Environments and Security Challenges

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2. Southeast Asian Security Challenges: A Strategic View from ASEAN

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pp. 9-29

Since the end of the Cold War more than a decade ago, several dynamic new security measures have been introduced in Southeast Asia. The direction of these security measures neither alters the region’s geo-political position and relations within the region, nor the region’s relations with the external powers.1...

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3. Changing Security Environments in Northeast Asia: A Korean View

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pp. 30-37

Although the countries constituting Northeast Asia are few, the region’s security environment is very complicated. The following geopolitical elements complicate the security situation of the region:1...

PART II: Non-Traditional Security Threats

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4. Strengthening ASEAN–Korea Co-operation in Non-Traditional Security Issues

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pp. 41-58

Within the ASEAN plus Three process, the ASEAN–South Korea economic, functional, and political relationships remain the weakest vis-à-vis those of ASEAN, China, and Japan. Both China and Japan have forged their own free trade agreements/comprehensive economic co-operation packages with...

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5. How to Counter “New” Terrorism

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pp. 59-66

One of the most distinctive characteristics of the post-Cold War era is the substantial reduction of inter-state conflicts involving massive use of physical force. On the other hand, the so-called non-conventional security threats, such as terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), religious...

PART III: Economic Co-operation and FTA

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6. ASEAN–Korea Economic Co-operation: Thailand’s Perspective

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pp. 69-84

Encouraged by the success of surging exports following its first free trade agreement (FTA) with Chile in 2004, South Korea unveiled an ambitious plan to push for FTAs with more than fifteen countries by 2007. To achieve its goal, South Korea has launched negotiations with fifty trading partners...

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7. Regional Trade Arrangement between ASEAN and Korea: Korea’s Perspective

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pp. 85-99

Until the 1997 East Asian financial crisis, Korea had been achieving successful economic growth without any concrete economic co-operation agreements with neighbouring countries. Korea had also favoured multilateral trade liberalization and voiced strong concerns about the proliferation of regionalism...

PART IV: ASEAN–Korea Co-operation in the Development of New ASEAN Members

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8. ASEAN–Korea Co-operation in the Development of New ASEAN Members

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pp. 103-110

The fact that the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officially became Dialogue Partners at the Twenty-fourth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) in Kuala Lumpur in July 1991 did not surprise regional commentators. It had been widely known that no...

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9. ASEAN–Korea Co-operation in the Development of New ASEAN Members: Korea’s ODA Policy

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pp. 111-131

Korea was one of the major benefi ciaries of international aid activities from the 1960s to the 1980s. Korea quickly reconstructed itself after the Korean War of 1950–53 and soon emerged as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of selected industrial products, such as home electronics, ships, and cars....

PART V: ASEAN–Korea Co-operation Towards Strengthening East Asian Integration

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10. Next Steps in ASEAN–Korea Relations for East Asian Security

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pp. 135-140

Despite increasing economic interdependence, some formalized free trade agreements, and investments, the security aspects of East Asian co-operation remain uncertain. East Asia is continually beset by tensions arising from the rise of China, Sino–United States rivalry for regional hegemony, the question...

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11. ASEAN and Korea in East Asian Co-operation

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pp. 141-151

In recent years East Asia has been witnessing the emergence of a new regional co-operation framework, namely the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Three (ASEAN plus Three). ASEAN plus Three co-operation has indeed gained considerable momentum in a relatively short period without any...

Index

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pp. 153-164


E-ISBN-13: 9789812306555
Print-ISBN-13: 9789812304063

Page Count: 164
Publication Year: 2007

Edition: 1

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Subject Headings

  • Southeast Asia -- Foreign relations -- Korea -- Congresses.
  • Korea -- Foreign relations -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
  • National security -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
  • National security -- Korea -- Congresses.
  • Southeast Asia -- Foreign economic relations -- Korea -- Congresses.
  • Korea -- Foreign economic relations -- Southeast Asia -- Congresses.
  • ASEAN -- Congresses.
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