12/4 Sun 19:00 【Filip系列02】The Border Disputes in Southeast Asia and their Impact On the Regional Integration Process (英語演講,不備翻譯)

【Filip系列02】The Border Disputes in Southeast Asia and their Impact On the Regional Integration Process (英語演講,不備翻譯)

時間:12/4 Sun 7:00 pm
講者:Filip Kraus



This chapter aims to understand the roots, development and impact of the border disputes in the Southeast Asia. It shows that the main sources of the problems are colonial legacies, in the form of haphazard division of the colonial space and nationalism, exacerbated by period of the Cold war. The legacies reveal itself in a lack of willingness among regional elites to quickly and resolutely solve those border issues demanding certain compromises to national pride of a given nation.

The lack of will for compromises is spewing from domestic politics where the strong nationalist feelings are utilized in political competition. In this process, some states become Trojan horses while others states are utilizing the existence of the disputes for their own benefits. As a result, the border disputes may lead into the situation where state-to-state relationships are charged and the Southeast Asia integration process can be slowed down.


Filip Kraus is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. At the same time, he is cooperating with Institute of International Relations Prague where he participates on various researches on Vietnamese migration and, last but not least, Filip Kraus is cooperating with Metropolitan University of Prague where he occasionally deliver speeches or wrote political analyses.

In his research interests in colonial and postcolonial studies he focuses especially on former French Indochina and the colonial legacy in contemporary Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laos societies. His contemporary research splits to four directions: international politics and problems in international relations of Southeast Asian states (border conflicts and their impact on the process of the Southeast Asian integration); Vietnamese colonial literature; nationalism and identity problems in contemporary Southeast Asia, especially in the nations of former French Indochina and the Peoples Republic of China (PRC); and last but not the least Vietnamese diasporas living abroad – particularly in the Europe and East Asia (Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and the PRC). He can be reached at