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The 4th Preparedness to ASEAN Community: Thailand and the Center of ASEAN Political-Security Community, Academic Conference on 21 April 2014, at Royal Princess Larn Luang Hotel Academic Conference on Preparedness to ASEAN Community (4th : 2014 : Bangkok) Summarizes key discussions from the 4th Academic Conference on Preparedness to ASEAN Community: Thailand and the Centre of ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), covering progress of preparedness from sectorial bodies to enter ASEAN community and directions for Thailand to be the hub of APSC. Demonstrates policies outcomes and ongoing projects from relevant sectorial bodies, such as National Defence educational reform, criminal law multilate ...Continue Reading Thai 94228
Regional Community Building in East Asia: Countries in Focus

Compiles articles relating to political-security, economic and socio-cultural perspectives of all ASEAN+3 members, covering Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan and South Korea. Highlights country positioning, regional participation, regional unity and diversity. Revisits progress of Brunei, Cambodia and Myanmar's involvement in ASEAN and ASEAN+3. Mentions Indonesia's ...Continue Reading

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Reporting Development in ASEAN

Analyzes development, social issues and challenges around the work of ASEAN from Southeast Asian journalists' point of view. Describes public perceptions towards ASEAN, such as: being a dispute-settlement body its uniqueness of consensus decision-making and principle of non-interference being institutions that remake themselves on basis of their national interests its multi-facet of 10 bilateral relations within the region and Myanmar's media. ...Continue Reading

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ASEAN Community and Managing Traditional and Non-Traditional Security

Compiles 7 articles with case studies of Southeast and Northeast Asia relations to examine challenges and opportunities of ASEAN integration and implications for Korea, including ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) and non-traditional security, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community aspects. Argues that the APSC differs from previous efforts as it focuses on building rule-based community. Criticizes that the A ...Continue Reading

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The Role of the Public Bureaucracy in Policy Implementation in Five ASEAN Countries Compares the role of public bureaucracies in policy implementation in five ASEAN countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. Looks at profile of public bureaucracies, policy formulation, and the public bureaucracy's role in policy implementation. Considers each country's implementation on the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) and the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC)/Senior Officials Meeting on T ...Continue Reading English 93273
ASEAN Integration Report 2015 Assesses progress, achievement, and impact of ASEAN economic integration across 4 pillars of AEC blueprint 2015, namely the single market and production base, the competitive economic region, equitable economic development and ASEAN's integration into the global economy. Gives statistical data and economic indicators of ASEAN's macroeconomic landscape in 2014. Reports the achievement to pursue a goal as the single market and production base by ...Continue Reading English 92698
ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together Presents Kuala Lumpur declaration on ASEAN community vision 2025, the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint 2025, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025, and the ASEAN Socio-Culture Community (ASCC) Blueprint 2025. States characteristics and element of APSC Blueprint 2025 which includes to be the rules-based, people-oriented, people-centered community to be the peaceful, secure and stable region to be the ASEAN central ...Continue Reading English 92661
Towards ASEAN Economic Community 2025! Sanchita Basu Das Argues that ASEAN will require a new economic community vision beyond 2015, given the changing nature of the region's political economic landscape. Adds that different ASEAN countries are at different developmental stages, meaning that the deepening of economic cooperation will require a judicious but steady approach. Suggests that a new vision for the economic community, tentatively named AEC 2025, needs to be based on ASEAN's own strengths an ...Continue Reading English 87966
The Changing Architecture of Politics in the Asia-Pacific: Another (lost) Middle Power Moment? Beeson, M. Deals with the concept of middle power. Puts the growing middle power literature in perspective by reviewing the international history of the post-World War II era. Examines whether middle power diplomacy has actually had an impact on international affairs. Links this theoretical oscillation to specific historical contexts with a focus on several quintessential middle powers, notably Australia and Canada. Argues that for all the potential t ...Continue Reading English 87964
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 Rise of China: Responses from Southeast Asia and Japan Compiles six essays by Southeast Asian and East Asian scholars on the reactions that four ASEAN countries - Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia - and Japan have given to China's rise. Analyzes Singapore's policy toward China. Argues that Singapore's relations with China are conducted in a pragmatic fashion that makes for an ambivalent and nuanced policy. Explains that Singapore has adopted a broad hedging strategy exercising elements of ba ...Continue Reading English 87932
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
Fish for the People 2020: Adaptation to a Changing Environment, Final Announcement: The ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security Towards 2020, 13-17 June 2011, The Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok Hotel, Thailand ASEAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable fisheries for food security towards 2020 (2011 : Bangkok) Constitutes the final announcement document for an international fisheries conference held in Bangkok in June 2011. Provides a background of the fisheries sector in ASEAN, highlighting its importance in contributing to food security in the region. Deplores the deteriorating state of fishery resources. Explains that the conference aims to address concerns related to the fisheries sector and emerging issues that may impede sustainable developmen ...Continue Reading English 87919
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
ASEAN Literature: Identity, Development and Impact on Contemporary Societies: International Conference on 22-23 August 2013 at Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand International conference on ASEAN literature : Identity, development and impact on contemporary societies (2013 : Ramkhamhaeng University) Reports the speeches and papers presented at this international conference held in August 2013. Deals with regional identities and shared values seen through the prism of the Ramayana. Comments on Philippine literary works in Spanish. Examines the mixed cultural influences on Philippine history and culture. Looks at the resemblance of Rama stories in different ASEAN literatures and investigates the identity of the Thai Ramakien. Studies women' ...Continue Reading English 87818
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
Towards an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC): Prospects, Challenges and Paradoxes in Development, Governance and Human Security: Conference Report International Conference on International Relations and Development (2nd : 2012 : Chiang Mai, Thailand) Reports the international conference held in Chiang Mai in July 2012 on the topic of emerging issues and concerns relating to the prospects, challenges, and paradoxes in development, governance, and human security under an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Notes that the event aimed to provide a deeper and more rounded understanding of regional development under the AEC, to challenge the premise of economic integration and trade liberalization, an ...Continue Reading English 87441
The Future of the World Trading System: Asian Perspectives Baldwin, Richard Compiles articles based on longer papers that were presented at a conference organized jointly by the ADB Institute and the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, held in Geneva in March 2013. Notes that the WTO's six-decade old modus operandi - the multilateral Rounds -is broken, explaining that the current Round is mired after a dozen years of talks. Describes that unorganized bilateral, plurilateral, and regional trade agreements have ta ...Continue Reading English 87411
Can the South China Sea Dispute be Resolved or Better Managed?: 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on 3-5 June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Storey, Ian Constitutes a paper presented at the 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June 2013. Focuses on the South China Sea and examines how this dispute may be mitigated. Foresees that it is likely to stay at the top of the regional security agenda given its intractable nature, the growing nationalism in claimant countries, the unwillingness to make concessions over sovereignty, and the rising competition among the Great Powe ...Continue Reading English 87295