Dr Xuan Loc Doan

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Xuan Loc Doan is a UK-based researcher. He holds a PhD in International Relations and researches and writes on a number of areas. These include Vietnam’s domestic and foreign policy, ASEAN, EU, UK’s politics and international politics in the Asia-Pacific region.

Selected Publications

Challenges Facing ASEAN and East Asia in a Turbulent Time, GPI Policy Paper 12 (August 2009)

Regionalisation and Interregionalism in a Post-globalisation and Post-American era? GPI Research Series, No. 7 (December 2009)

Will the EU Play a Role in the “Asian Century”?’, World Politics Reviews, 16 November 2011http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/10680/will-europe-play-a-role-in -the-asian-century .

‘Vietnam Broadens Ties to Hedge Against an Assertive China’, World Politics Reviews, 2 December 2011http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/10823/vietnam-broadens-ties-to-hedge-against-an-assertive-china.

‘Will Vietnam Follow Myanmar’s Path Toward Reform?’, World Politics Review, 7 March 2012.http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/11697/will-vietnam-follow-myanma rs-path-toward-reform.

‘Vietnam and Burma Get Cozy’, The Diplomat, 29 March 2012 http://thediplomat.com/asean-beat/2012/03/29/vietnam-and-burma-get-cozy/ .

‘EU-ASEAN Trade Relations: Challenges and Opportunities’, EU-Asia Centre, Academic Publications, 2 June 2012http://www.eu-asiacentre.eu/pub_details.php?pub_id=60 .

‘Despite Slowing Economy, Vietnam Resists Reform’, World Politics Review, 27 September 2012http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/12376/despite-slowing-economy-vi etnam-resists-reforms .

‘Myanmar’s Reforms Put Rights Spotlight on ASEAN’, World Politics Review, 17 October 2012http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/12426/myanmars-reforms-put-right s-spotlight-on-asean .

‘ASEAN as a Normative Power: ASEAN’s Normative Influence in the Asia-Pacific Region’ (Journal article, forthcoming) .

‘The EU and ASEAN as Two Different Normative Powers: A Comparison’ (Journal article, forthcoming)

Xuan Loc DOAN has also written a number of articles on international affairs which have been published on the website of Vietnamese BBC World Service, such as, China will rule the world? The end of Orange Revolution? The China challenge,  Singapore beyond Lee Kuan Yew; Global financial crisis and Asia; US foreign policy after Bush;Bush’s legacy; Europe’s new leaders; France’s new cabinet, Sarkozy’s first 100 days; China – a benign power or a potential threat for ASEAN?

Conference Papers

Can the EU and ASEAN forge a more substantial interregional relation? Paper presented at The EU in International Affairs 2010 – A Garnet Conference, Brussels, 22-24 April 2010

‘EU-Asia Relations in the Asian-Century’, presented at Rethinking the Grand Strategy of the European Union conference, Loughborough University, 24-26 May 2012.

‘Will There Be a Myanmar-like Opening in Vietnam?’, presented at the 27th ASEASUK Conference, Durham University, 7-9 September 2012.


Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy