vietnamphotoVinod Anand
(Brig. Vinod Anand has served in the army and is alumnus of Defence Services Staff College and College of Defence Management. He was also Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Defence Stud-ies and Analysis. After retirement he was with United Service Institute of India for five years as a Senior Fellow before joining the present assignment in Vivekananda International Foundation, a think tank which does research on internal and external security issues besides regional security and international relations).

Publication date on RIEAS web site ( on 11th September 2016.

While the ASEAN Summit is going to take place in Vientiane on September it is time to take stock of how Vietnam-ASEAN relations have evolved over the years and how can the engagement be further intensified in a mutually beneficial manner. Not only has Vietnam benefited from its membership of the ASEAN but also it has contributed in equal measure, if not more, to the ASEAN as an organization and as a community that has become a very significant grouping in terms of political, economic, security and strategic considerations....Read more

uspakistanRakesh Krishnan Simha
(He is a New Zealand-based journalist and foreign affairs analyst. He started his career in 1995 with New Delhi-based Business World magazine, and later worked in a string of positions at other leading media houses such as India Today, Hindustan Times, Business Standard and the Financial Express, where he was the news editor).

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 3 June 2016

One of the ironies of being a Pakistani living abroad, especially in the West, has to pose as Indian. According to Asghar Choudhri, the chairman of Brooklyn's Pakistani American Merchant Association, a lot of Pakistanis can't get jobs after 9/11 and after the botched Times Square bombing of 2010, it's even worse. "They are now pretending they are Indian so they can get a job," he told a US wire service....Read more

india15Dr. Swaleha Sindhi
(Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Administration, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. Decorated educational practitioner Dr. Sindhi is a frequent columnist on related topics, too. She is the Vice President of Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society (IOCES)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (
Publication date: 15 May 2016

In the present era of globalization, organizations are expected to work with a creative rather than a reactive perspective and grow to be flexible, responsive and capable organizations in order to survive. In the existing scenario people are exposed to diverse knowledge through internet, there is much to learn and more to assimilate. Senge's (1990) model of the five disciplines of a learning organization emphasizes on the concept of systems thinking, personal mastery, mental models, building shared vision and team learning. ...Read more

borderscontrolJohn Coyne
(Senior Analyst at Australian Strategic Policy Institute- ASPI)

Copyright: Publication on RIEAS web site ( on 3 May 2016

According to Frontex, the EU's border management agency, last year there were over 1.8 million illegal border crossings detected along Europe's external Schengen borders—six times the detections reported in 2014. Europe's external border security measures are now under immense pressure, while its internal border controls are all but non-existent...Read more

rocmainchinaA Report

Copyright: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) – Republished on RIEAS web site ( on 14 November 2015

Since 2008, the two sides have created peaceful and stable conditions in the Taiwan Strait, winning widespread approval and support from the people of both sides, as well as from the international community. This is an important milestone in the development of cross-strait relations. In the process, resolving disputes peacefully has been the core value, while institutionalization of negotiations has been the method. Both sides should work to protect this hard-won mechanism and historic achievement...Read more

straitsoftaiwanAndrew Hsia
Minister, Mainland Affairs Council of the Republic of China

July 13, 2015

Copyright: Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies of the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C., USA – Publication Date: 2 August 2015 on RIEAS web site: – Athens, Greece.

Director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies of the Brookings Institution Dr. Richard Bush, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good day!
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) is honored to hold this conference again with the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution and the Association of Foreign Relations. This is my first visit to Washington since becoming minister of the MAC. I would like to take this opportunity to exchange with you firsthand experience and views on recent developments in cross-strait affairs...Read more

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