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Jakarta Post

ASEAN’s potential roles in intra-state conflict resolution

  • Awidya Santikajaya

Canberra   /   Mon, November 5 2012   /  09:12 am

Many deem the territorial dispute in the South China Sea as the most prominent issue in the upcoming ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, which is understandable because the event will be followed by the East Asian Summit, where big powers in the Pacific, most notably China and the United States, will take part.

While the South China Sea is obviously “hot”, there is another important development to watch. In the November summit, ASEAN leaders are scheduled to inaugurate the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR).

Proposed by Indonesia while hosting last year’s summit, the AIPR aims to contribute to research on and policy recommendations for conflict resolution.

The institute will also enhance existing cooperation among ASEAN think tanks and hold workshops or share experiences in conflict resolution. The establishment of the AIPR is a clear indication tha...