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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

01 June 2009

Asia Security Initiative (ASI)


01 Jun 2009

Asia Security Initiative (ASI)

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, US.

"Recognizing that peace and security in Asia can best be achieved through regional cooperation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is investing $68 million over seven years in a new Asia Security Initiative. This initiative [launched in Singapore, 29 May 2009 - ed.] will help Asian policy research institutions strengthen their capacity to work with their counterparts across the globe to develop new ideas for fostering peace and security. It will also support a new mid-career fellowship program, the Asia Security Emerging Leaders Program, to nurture a new generation of leaders who will cooperate to overcome the security challenges of tomorrow."

Site contents:
* About;
* Blog (Recent Posts: How many crows in Agra? by Swarna Rajagopalan, The Great Nuclear Arms Race Returns to Haunt South Asia by Animesh Roul, Daily Telegraph Blogs on the Asia Security Initiative by Matthew Shannon Stumpf, Additional Reading: Pomfret Argues that China Won't Help with North Korea by Michael Vatikiotis, ARF Test Drives a New Model of Cooperation by Catharin Dalpino, Pakistan: Desperate Taliban Strikes Back in Lahore by Animesh Roul);
* News (This section provides the latest policy recommendations of the Asia Security Initiative policy research network. It will also include updates on projects and events supported by the Asia Security Initiative, as well as opportunities for grants and other related resources.);
* Network (CORE INSTITUTIONS: * Center for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University, * S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, * East Asia Institute PARTNER INSTITUTIONS: * Australian National University, * Pacific Forum CSIS, * Center for Strategic & International Studies, * China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies, * Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, * International Institute for Strategic Studies, * Japan Center for International Exchange, * Lowy Institute for International Policy, * Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California, * Policy Alternatives Research Institute, University of Tokyo (in Japanese), * Yonsei University, * Institute for International Economics, * Ilmin International Relations Institute, Korea University, * Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, * Seoul National University, * Center for RimPac Strategic and International Studies, Shanghai Jiaotong University, * Institute of International Studies, Tsinghua University, * School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, * Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, * Nautilus Institute, * Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, * Strategic Foresight Group, * National Bureau of Asian Research, * Centre for Policy Research OTHER AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS [details to be provided at a later stage]);
* Experts [and their fields of expertise, including Asia-Pacific, Conflict Prevention & Management, China, India, Indonesia, Internal Conflict & Crises, Pakistan, Northeast Asia, South Asia, United States, Southeast Asia, Regional Organizations, Regional Security Architecture, Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction. - ed.];
* Contact.

URL http://asiasecurity.macfound.org/

Link reported by: The National Bureau of Asian Research (nbr--at--nbr.org)

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
V. Useful
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 30

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