Asia’s New Institutional Architecture

Asia’s New Institutional Architecture



Can regional and interregional mechanisms better institutionalize the increasing complexity of economic and security ties among the nations in Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia? As the international state system undergoes dramatic changes in both security and trade relations in the wake of the end of the Cold War, the Asian financial crisis, and the attack of 9-11, this question is now uppermost in the minds of both academics and policymakers. Still, little research has been done to integrate the analysis of security and economic analysis of changes in the region within a broader context that will give us theoretically-informed policy insights.? We believe that an academically informed approach to the links between trade and security institutions and issues, guided by input from civil society groups and government officials, will give us a unique perspective on the types of institutional solutions that may be feasible in Asia. In doing so, our hope is to provide policymakers and analysts with an institutional road map that lies ahead.The first conference for Asia’s New Institutional Architecture was held in December 2005 at the Institute for International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Working papers from that conference are available below in PDF format.

The second conference was held in December 2006 at the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI.


Working papers from conference on Managing Trade and Security Relations in A Post 9/11 World:

Year One Conference Schedule (.pdf)

Year Two Conference Schedule (.pdf)

Images from the Year One Conference

Images from the Year Two Conference