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Malaysia Wit Banditkul Provides information on Malaysia in terms of history and legends, government and politics, economy, geography and natural resources, cities and places, people, costume, food, culture, and festivals. Gives and overview of the ASEAN Community, mentioning the Bangkok Declaration in 1967, and a brief chronology of ASEAN from 1967 to 2015. Summarizes ASEAN's path to success with three pillars i.e. ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Eco ...Continue Reading Thai 84358
Malaysia Wit Banditkul Provides information on Malaysia in terms of history and legends, government and politics, economy, geography and natural resources, cities and places, people, costume, food, culture, and festivals. Gives and overview of the ASEAN Community, mentioning the Bangkok Declaration in 1967, and a brief chronology of ASEAN from 1967 to 2015. Summarizes ASEAN's path to success with three pillars i.e. ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Eco ...Continue Reading Thai 84358
Thailand Wit Banditkul Provides information of Thailand in terms of history and legends, government and politics, geography and natural resources, cities, important places and tourist attractions in each region. Describes Thai people, including ethnic groups in Thailand, Thai costume, Thai food and consumption, festivals, and traditional culture. Gives an overview of the ASEAN Community, mentioning the Bangkok Declaration in 1967, and a brief chronology of ASEAN from ...Continue Reading Thai 84357
Thailand Wit Banditkul Provides information of Thailand in terms of history and legends, government and politics, geography and natural resources, cities, important places and tourist attractions in each region. Describes Thai people, including ethnic groups in Thailand, Thai costume, Thai food and consumption, festivals, and traditional culture. Gives an overview of the ASEAN Community, mentioning the Bangkok Declaration in 1967, and a brief chronology of ASEAN from ...Continue Reading Thai 84357
History of Vietnam in Elementary Textbooks Dararat Mettariganond Analyzes the contents of Vietnamese history in elementary textbooks. Deals with historical background and general information of the country. Describes political history and war in Vietnam in three periods i.e. feudalism, French colonialism, and after the 1955 Dien Bien Phu victory. Mentions the topics on nationalism, invasion of enemies, Vietnamese heroes, national prosperity and decline, national liberation, Vietnamese leaders, and the revol ...Continue Reading Thai 84348
Liberalization of Trade in Services under ASEAN+n: A Mapping Exercise Ishido, Hikari Studies the degree of liberalization of trade in services under four ASEAN+n frameworks. Constructs a database showing the existence of limitations on market access and/or national treatment by each service sector. Covers the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS), the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA), the ASEAN-China FTA (ACFTA), and the ASEAN-Korea FTA (AKFTA). Reveals the clustering by sector of commitment under each FTA. In ...Continue Reading English 84345
History of Cambodia Thibodi Buakamsri Presents historical background of Cambodia from the period of the Angkor's end to French protectorate in the 17th century. Deals with social institution and the new generation, Angkor Wat as the image of the nation, the claim for independence in 1941-1945, history of modern Cambodia, and the role of King Norodom Sihanouk. Describes the era of Khmer Rouge 1975-1979, looking at the roles of Communist Party, the collapse of Democratic Kampuchea (D ...Continue Reading Thai 84344
ASEAN in the Global economy--An Enhanced Prakash, Anita Describes the growth of ASEAN as a major economic group, considering ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) as a hub of services and investment. Summarizes key characteristics of the AEC Blueprint, analyzing the areas of services liberalization and free flow of investment. Indicates that economic engagement is both a precursor to and result of ASEAN's increased geo-political engagement. Looks into the global profile of ASEAN, providing recommendations ...Continue Reading English 84323
The Future of ASEAN A New ASEAN's Paradigm Hartarto, Airlangga Presents the idea about the future of ASEAN, mentioning ASEAN vision 2020, and the need for ASEAN member countries in line with challenges. Considers the role of ASEAN in the stability and solidarity in the region. Looks at the role of ASEAN in the future, focusing on four aspects: food security related to the rice economy, energy security associated with the availability of gas and electricity, service sectors related with people to people lin ...Continue Reading English 84301
Multi-Dimensions of Laos History Dararat Mettariganond Presents historical background of Laos since the establishment of the Kingdom of Lan Xang, citing outstanding leaders and ethnic groups in Laos. Reviews Laos history from the viewpoints of old western foreigners and neighbouring countries. Analyzes the periods of the Kingdom of Laos from Laos documents, covering the period after the independence from French occupation, the period of nation-building and history of Laos in the textbooks. Deals ...Continue Reading Thai 84271
Investing in ASEAN 2011-2012 Provides updated information on investing in ASEAN for foreign investors. Covers the areas of business-finance-law, energy, industry & manufacturing, mining, transport, information technology & telecommunications, healthcare, culture, and tourism. Includes member country profiles of ASEAN. English 84221
A Study on the Impact of ASEAN-China Trade Liberalization, Final Report Chayodom Sabhasri Evaluates the trade liberalization under the Framework Agreement on ASEAN-China Comprehensive Economic Cooperation using qualitative and quantitative analysis. Gives an overview of international trade among Thailand, ASEAN, and China. Reviews China's economic policy and international trade policy, dealing trade measures under WTO agreements, and ASEAN-China agreements. Analyzes Thai agricultural and industrial exports in terms of current situa ...Continue Reading Thai 84150
AEC 2015: Ambitions, Expectations and Challenges ASEAN's Path towards Greater Economic and Financial Integration Pariwat Kanithasen Gives an overview of regional economic and financial integration, focusing on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Explores how much the AEC intends to liberalize and how much Thailand and its ASEAN-5 peers (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore) have achieved in their liberalization endeavors. Considers the extent of liberalization with two gaps: the liberalization gap, and the implementation gap. Examines challenges for Thailand's f ...Continue Reading English 84123
The Importance of the Food Industry to the Thai economy: An Input-Output Perspective Sunetra Lekuthai Reviews the development of the food industry in Thailand, considering the government agenda for promoting the industry. Provides an empirical analysis on the Thai industrial development with a special focus on the leading industries. Employs the input-output (I-O) analytical framework and the skyline analysis. Illustrates a comparative analysis on the benefits of the leading industries to the Thai economy. Shows that the food industry has pro ...Continue Reading English 84086
ASEAN: Regional Trends in Economic Integration, Export Competitiveness, and Inbound Investment for Selected Industries Provides an overview of regional trends in Southeast Asia in the areas of economic integration, export competitiveness, and inbound investment for 6 of 12 priority sectors identified in the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint adopted in November 2007. Covers the six sectors of agro-based products, automotives, electronics, healthcare, textiles and apparel, and wood-based products. Describes the industry within each of these priority sectors that ...Continue Reading English 84021
Countdown to AEC 2015: Opportunity with Risk Explains the goal of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), mentioning the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) in terms of physical connectivity, institutional connectivity, and people-to-people connectivity. Forecasts the roles of ASEAN in the world arena, looking at the impact of AEC on Thai economy. Deals with trade liberalization and Thailand's competitiveness and opportunities in export market. Considers in impact of AEC on Thai service sec ...Continue Reading Thai 83941
Research on Synthesizing Scope of Health Impact Assessment from Creating ASEAN Harmonization on Pharmaceuticals for Thailand Usawadee Maleewong Studies the principle and situation of ASEAN harmonized of pharmaceutical products in ASEAN countries. Synthesizes the experiences of harmonization of pharmaceuticals in foreign countries, drafting scope of health impact assessment from ASEAN harmonization of pharmaceuticals for Thailand. Covers the impacts on pharmaceutical market in Thailand, pharmaceutical industry and related industries, and the issues on public health. Mentions the operat ...Continue Reading Thai 83933
ASEAN in the Twenty-first Century: a Sceptical Review Narine, Shaun Assesses ASEAN's efforts on institutional reform and their implications, focusing on two of these reforms: the ASEAN Charter, and the idea of the ASEAN Community. Utilizes the theory of subaltern realism (SR) to examine ASEAN's necessary and influential role in regional institution-building. Analyzes how the ASEAN Charter is intrusive, and the ASEAN Community is not supported by a strong ASEAN identity. Indicates that the regional environment ...Continue Reading English 83867
ASEAN Plan of Action on Culture and Information Details the ASEAN Plan of Action on Culture and Information (1994-1997). Describes background of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information (COCI) in relation to the planning approach. Deals with objectives of the plan, and major concerns and constraints in culture and information. Describes the basic framework in terms of goals, strategies and policies. Deals with the action plan for the culture sector by the Working Group on Literary an ...Continue Reading English 83458
Challenges for ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms: The Case of Lao PDR from a Gender Perspective Pietropaoli, Irene Outlines the development of the human rights discourse in ASEAN and the establishment of ASEAN Commission on Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC). Examines major challenges to these regional human rights initiatives. Deals with the differences in the political and social systems among ASEAN countries, the ASEAN Way , the weakness of the ACWC's mandate and its politicized composition, the lack of civil society par ...Continue Reading English 83376
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