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Starting Points

For Researchers

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
This should be always your first stop on any topic or country on Asia.

Asia Source of the Asia Society

Best for its database of Asia policy experts

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
United Nations Secretariat for the Asian and Pacific region

The Commonwealth Secretariat

For Educators (K-12)

Asia for Educators

Education About Asia
Helps educators find and use media materials (including documentary films, feature films, CD-ROMs, and slide units) for teaching about the cultures and peoples of Asia.

Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS)

Ask Asia
A K-12 resource of the Asia Society.

News Sources

WashingtonPost's Asia Pacific Website

Channel NewsAsia
Singapore-based world news service

AsiaSource News
Daily review of English-language news articles on Asia
Excellent site for US policy news and reports

US State Department
BBC News Asia-Pacific


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JIAP Resource Guides

Australia's Revolution in Military Affairs
Prepared by the Japan Information Access Project, 09/24/2000

Resource Guide

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Asian Economy

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Asian Security

ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF)

Shangri-La Dialogue

2003 Shangri-La Dialogue, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Asia Security Conference (5/31-6/1).
Conference Information and Press Coverage
All the papers, photos and the speech by Minister Ishiba, go to the Japan Defense Agency

Remarks By Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfwitz, Singapore, 5/31/03.

Regional Perspectives on Asia-Pacific Security by Japanese Minister of State for Defence Shigeru Ishiba
Shanghai Cooperate Organization

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South China Sea Security

ASEAN-China Joint Declaration on Cooperation in the Field of Non-Traditional Security Issues, 11/4/02.

ASEAN-China Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea,November 2002.

ASEAN Treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone,12/15/1995.

ASEAN Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia,2/24/1976.

Protocol Amending Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, 12/15/1987.

Second Protocol Amending Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, 6/25/1998.


2003 "Terrorism on the high seas: Asian shipping at risk," By John Brandon (Asia Foundation), International Herald Tribune, 6/6/03. "members of the [ARF] forum should follow the lead of Japan and China by signing the United Nations convention that allows them to prosecute pirates caught in their waters for acts of piracy committed in another country's jurisdiction. Failure to combat piracy effectively and prevent terrorists from copying the pirates may deal a blow to Southeast Asia that could reverberate well beyond the region.


Asian Security and Hong Kong's Role in the Global War on Terrorism

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Asian Development Bank [ADB]

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation [APEC]
Association of Southeast Asian Nations [ASEAN]

ASEAN-China Relations: "Major Milestone in ASEAN-China Relations,"Mely Caballero-Anthony, IDSS Commentaries, November 2002.

ASEAN,, China and the South China Sea: An Opportunity MissedRalf Emmers, IDSS Commentaries, November 2002.

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U.S. Policy

US State Department, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs


"Central and Southwest Asian Countries: Trends in U.S. Assistance and Key Economic, Governance, and Demographic Characteristics," GAO-03-634R, 5/9/03.


2003 Address to IISS by US National Security Advisor, Dr Condoleezza Rice, 6/26/03. Congressional Hearings On Asia

2003 U.S. Security Policy in Asia and the Pacific: Restructuring America's Forward Deployment, 6/26/03. Hearing Notice, Press Release, Hon. James A. Leach, Hon. Madeleine Bordallo, Mr. Peter Rodman, Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, Mr. Christopher LaFleur

U.S. Trade and Commercial Policy in Southeast Asia and Oceania,, 6/25/03. Hearing Notice, Press Release, Hon. James A. Leach, Hon. Diane E. Watson, Hon. James A. Kelly, Mr. Ralph F. Ives. View Webcast Video (26,224 kb)

U.S. Nonproliferation Policy After Iraq, 6/4/03. Hearing Notice, Hon. Doug Bereuter, Hon. John R. Bolton, Mr. Henry D. Sokolski,Sokolski Attachment 1, Sokolski Attachment 2, Fred C. Ikle, Ph.D., Alan Zelikoff, Ph.D., Mr. George Perkovich View Webcast Video (43,569 kb)

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