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India-Thailand Relations Through Ages: Historical Links to Contemporary Convergences Ghosh, Lipi Explains that India and Thailand both have age-old histories of ancient civilization and reciprocal contacts. Begins with a review of Indo-Thai relations and the events of theof Bengal. Points out that reconstruction of the trajectory of social change in either mainland or peninsular Southeast Asia - today's ASEAN region - can only be undertaken once the extent and nature of sailing networks have been demarcated. Argues that the acceptance of a ...Continue Reading English 87941
A Proposal to Strengthen the ASEAN's Role in the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons Naparat Kranrattanasuit Explains that the high number of human trafficking victims in ASEAN has raised, considering that counter-trafficking strategies at the national and regional levels are deficient. Notes that ASEAN has failed to create an adequate anti-trafficking law, structure, and human rights bodies, arguing that these have not provided equal protection for all trafficking victims. Studies Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam in order to take a close look at their ...Continue Reading English 87938
The Study of ASEAN and Cross-strait Relations in Relation with Political and Economic Development: Perspectives From Improvement of China's Image and ECFA Shih-Chi Lin Constitutes a doctorate dissertation written in Chinese. Explains that while the US, Japan, the EU, and Russia have marveled at China's progress since the end of the Cold War, China's neighboring countries in Asia - including ASEAN - have been worried. Points out that ASEAN questions whether the rise of China will bring about peaceful cooperation or whether it will lead to potential threats. Deals with the ASEAN+1 free trade agreement signed w ...Continue Reading Chinese 87929
The Study of ASEAN and Cross-strait Relations in Relation with Political and Economic Development: Perspectives From Improvement of China's Image and ECFA Shih-Chi Lin Constitutes a doctorate dissertation written in Chinese. Explains that while the US, Japan, the EU, and Russia have marveled at China's progress since the end of the Cold War, China's neighboring countries in Asia - including ASEAN - have been worried. Points out that ASEAN questions whether the rise of China will bring about peaceful cooperation or whether it will lead to potential threats. Deals with the ASEAN+1 free trade agreement signed w ...Continue Reading Chinese 87929
The Study of ASEAN and Cross-strait Relations in Relation with Political and Economic Development: Perspectives From Improvement of China's Image and ECFA Shih-Chi Lin Constitutes a doctorate dissertation written in Chinese. Explains that while the US, Japan, the EU, and Russia have marveled at China's progress since the end of the Cold War, China's neighboring countries in Asia - including ASEAN - have been worried. Points out that ASEAN questions whether the rise of China will bring about peaceful cooperation or whether it will lead to potential threats. Deals with the ASEAN+1 free trade agreement signed w ...Continue Reading Chinese 87929
A Model of Intergovernmental Collaboration in Tourism Among ASEAN Nations Wong, Emma P.Y. Aims to answer two questions, namely how ASEAN countries collaborate in tourism and what can be done to improve their collaboration. Constructs a model of ASEAN tourism collaboration. Reveals that three categories of factors facilitate ASEAN tourism collaboration and its implementation of policies, namely stakeholders - especially the political will and commitment of national leaders resources - the technical and financial assistance provided b ...Continue Reading English 87925
A Model of Intergovernmental Collaboration in Tourism Among ASEAN Nations Wong, Emma P.Y. Aims to answer two questions, namely how ASEAN countries collaborate in tourism and what can be done to improve their collaboration. Constructs a model of ASEAN tourism collaboration. Reveals that three categories of factors facilitate ASEAN tourism collaboration and its implementation of policies, namely stakeholders - especially the political will and commitment of national leaders resources - the technical and financial assistance provided b ...Continue Reading English 87925
Driving Forces of the ASEAN-5 Stock Markets Integration Bakri Abdul Karim Examines the determinants of stock market integration among five selected ASEAN emerging stock markets, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore (ASEAN-5). Explains that the determinants of stock market integration are largely unexplored in previous studies. Attempts to fill the gap in the literature and to provide recent empirical evidence on the forces behind the stock market integration among the ASEAN-5. Bases it ...Continue Reading English 87922
Driving Forces of the ASEAN-5 Stock Markets Integration Bakri Abdul Karim Examines the determinants of stock market integration among five selected ASEAN emerging stock markets, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore (ASEAN-5). Explains that the determinants of stock market integration are largely unexplored in previous studies. Attempts to fill the gap in the literature and to provide recent empirical evidence on the forces behind the stock market integration among the ASEAN-5. Bases it ...Continue Reading English 87922
Driving Forces of the ASEAN-5 Stock Markets Integration Bakri Abdul Karim Examines the determinants of stock market integration among five selected ASEAN emerging stock markets, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore (ASEAN-5). Explains that the determinants of stock market integration are largely unexplored in previous studies. Attempts to fill the gap in the literature and to provide recent empirical evidence on the forces behind the stock market integration among the ASEAN-5. Bases it ...Continue Reading English 87922
Economic Governance: What Can the EU and ASEAN Learn From Each Other After the Economic Crisis? Blizkovsky, Petr Studies the policy responses to economic crises in ASEAN and the EU. Addresses three issues: the financial crisis of 1997-1998 in Southeast Asia, and the EU's financial crisis of 2008 followed by the sovereign debt crisis policy adjustment actions in both regions in the area of economic coordination and areas of mutual policy inspiration for both regions. Notes that both crises were regionally risk-intensive but that their natures were differ ...Continue Reading English 87914
Conflict and Diplomacy in the South China Sea: The View from Washington Simon, Sheldon W. Explains that disputes over sovereignty and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea involve both the claimants and major maritime powers. Discusses two starkly different approaches to the South China Sea conflict: diplomacy among the claimants either bilaterally or multilaterally if diplomacy fails, the claimants are building their militaries to assert their rights through force. Reviews the context, stakes, and claims in relation to the ...Continue Reading English 87912
Advancing a People's ASEAN Continuing Dialogue 2nd ASEAN People's Forum 5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference (2009 : Phetchaburi) Reports on the 2nd ASEAN People's Forum/5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference held in October 2009 in Cha-am, Thailand. Presents discussions that took place among different groups and individuals of the ASEAN civil society sector as well as with some government representatives, noting that these discussions focused on the four main issues of socio-economic aspects socio-cultural aspects political and security aspects and the environment. Indica ...Continue Reading Multilanguage 87810
Advancing a People's ASEAN Continuing Dialogue 2nd ASEAN People's Forum 5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference (2009 : Phetchaburi) Reports on the 2nd ASEAN People's Forum/5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference held in October 2009 in Cha-am, Thailand. Presents discussions that took place among different groups and individuals of the ASEAN civil society sector as well as with some government representatives, noting that these discussions focused on the four main issues of socio-economic aspects socio-cultural aspects political and security aspects and the environment. Indica ...Continue Reading Multilanguage 87810
Advancing a People's ASEAN Continuing Dialogue 2nd ASEAN People's Forum 5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference (2009 : Phetchaburi) Reports on the 2nd ASEAN People's Forum/5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference held in October 2009 in Cha-am, Thailand. Presents discussions that took place among different groups and individuals of the ASEAN civil society sector as well as with some government representatives, noting that these discussions focused on the four main issues of socio-economic aspects socio-cultural aspects political and security aspects and the environment. Indica ...Continue Reading Multilanguage 87810
Thailand Foreign Agricultural Trade Statistics 2012 Presents statistical data covering the monthly data on the volumes and values of important agricultural imports and exports of Thailand by country of origin and destination. Classifies statistical tables into three parts: agricultural product exports and import of Thailand, agricultural commodity product exports of Thailand, and agricultural commodity product imports of Thailand. Covers exports and imports of rice, natural rubber, sugar, fishes ...Continue Reading Thai 87765
Industrial Restructuring in Asia: Implications of the Global Economic Crisis Compiles essays by Asian and Western authors, presented at a conference in Taipei in August 2009, on topics related to the global financial crisis and its impacts on ASEAN's industrial structure and service sector. Reviews myths and fallacies about the global crisis, arguing that none of them are reasonable and that the mistrust in the market economy is too superficial. Considers structural changes in Hong Kong, China, Korea, Singapore, and Taiw ...Continue Reading English 87753
The Middle-Income Trap: Issues for Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Tran Van Tho Attempts to answer the question of whether and how ASEAN economies can avoid the middle-income trap and advance to the higher-income level. Builds an analytical framework based on the factors that determine each development stage of an economy. Compares the current situation of four ASEAN middle-income countries with the experience of the Republic of Korea, a country that managed to overcome the middle-income trap and reach the higher-income le ...Continue Reading English 87501
The Middle-Income Trap: Issues for Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Tran Van Tho Attempts to answer the question of whether and how ASEAN economies can avoid the middle-income trap and advance to the higher-income level. Builds an analytical framework based on the factors that determine each development stage of an economy. Compares the current situation of four ASEAN middle-income countries with the experience of the Republic of Korea, a country that managed to overcome the middle-income trap and reach the higher-income le ...Continue Reading English 87501
The 2030 Architecture of Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Agreements Suthiphand Chirathivat Investigates and analyzes the present status, potential, and prospects of ASEAN free trade agreements (FTAs). Begins with a review of the historical evolution of ASEAN FTAs, capturing the achievements of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and the efforts meant to lead to a further step of deeper integration i.e. the realization of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. Offers a view on how the grouping adopted an extension of ASEAN FTAs beyond ...Continue Reading English 87493