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Southeast Asian Affairs 2012 Provides a review of political, economic, and security development in Southeast Asia in 2011 from both Southeast Asian and outside perspectives of Southeast Asia. Covers five articles focusing on the region's political and economic overview, boundary disputes or border issues, the Five Power Defence Arrangements, and the future of Southeast Asia in the coming age of scarcities.Includes eleven countries reviews, which are the ten ASEAN member cou ...Continue Reading English 84822
International Legal Personality of ASEAN and the Legal Nature of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Jiang Yu Wang Provides a brief introduction of the development of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) proposal and the current negotiating process as well as the results achieved. Considers the international law issues, discussing the legal personality of ASEAN as an international organization. Looks at the party of CAFTA and the legal nature of CAFTA. Analyzes the situation of bilateral obligations between China and individual ASEAN countries caus ...Continue Reading English 84784
MacArthur Asia Security Initiative Dissemination Meeting on Regional Security Cooperation Ho, Benjamin Introduces a three-year project initiated by the MacArthur Foundation to develop new ideas to address Asia's security challenges. Reports the meeting on regional security cooperation, dealing with an session on ASEAN and its institutions. Discusses Indonesia's chairmanship of ASEAN in 2011, considering the ASEAN-led efforts in influencing the East Asian community and the restruction of ASEAN's identity. Reviews the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) a ...Continue Reading English 84770
Different Stream, Different Needs, and Impact: Managing International Labor Migration in ASEAN: Thailand (Emigration Yongyuth Chalamwong Studies policies and institution arrangement for managing international migration as part of regional cooperation initiatives and bilateral agreements. Emphasizes on the finding out why the current management of sending workers and protecting workers has not been effective. Uses the theory of push and pull factors for describing reasons forced migrant workers to work overseas. Focuses on the emigration in Thailand, looking at international mig ...Continue Reading English 84768
Transboundary Haze Pollution from Forest Fire : Under ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution Chamaporn Makepiboon Traces the problem of transboundary haze pollution caused by forest fire. Studies the measures and operations under ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze pollution. Presents a documentary research, reviewing the cases of forest fire in Indonesia and North Thailand. Considers the damages to economy, health, and environment. Presents the concepts on the prevention and control of transboundary haze pollution and the governmental responsibility. ...Continue Reading Thai 84754
East Asia on a Road Toward a Community Paisan Rupanichkij Traces the relation and cooperation in East Asia from the past to present. Analyzes the concepts and factors supporting the regional groupings in East Asia, citing the East Asia Economic Group (EAEG) proposed by Malaysia in 1990. Summarizes the relations between ASEAN and China, Japan, South Korea before the cooperation framework of ASEAN+3. Examines the development of ASEAN+3 which is the important mechanism for driving the East Asian coopera ...Continue Reading Thai 84730
China-ASEAN Sub-regional Cooperation: Progress, Problems and Prospect Analyzes China-ASEAN cooperation in the greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), discussing the progress and challenges since 1992. Explains how problems like eco-environment degradation, illegal immigration, cross-border ethnic issues, drug trafficking, gambling, and other non-traditional security issues have constrained the cooperation and development in the GMS. Addresses the Pan-Beibu sub-regional economic cooperation, examining the origins of the p ...Continue Reading English 84606
Multilateral Co-operation and Building Trust: Ideas for EU-Asian Relations Thayer, Carlyle A Considers the relationship between the European Union and Asia with the purpose of developing new ideas for multilateral co-operation and building of trust in the area of comprehensive security. Focuses on cooperation between Europe and Asia in three multilateral institutions: Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN Regional Forum, and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process. Reviews the recent history of Europe-Asia relations. A ...Continue Reading English 84587
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Presents information of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), introducing the Southeast Asian region in terms of physical and social characteristics. Considers the development of Association of Southeast Asia (ASA) and ASEAN, dealing with background, objective, operation, administrative structure and mechanism. Describes the ASEAN community with the ASEAN Charter and main themes in three pillars of ASEAN: ASEAN Security Community ...Continue Reading Thai 84512
ASEAN-U.S. Relations: What are the Talking Points? Raises important talking points in ASEAN-U.S. relations with the aim to produce recommendations on how to improve their intricate ties. Presents a collection of essays which present an overview of ASEAN-U.S. relations. Deals with the U.S. engagement with ASEAN as well as developments in the relations. Considers how the U.S. plays into the East Asia Summit for ASEAN. Discusses specific issues i.e. maritime security in Southeast Asia and the ...Continue Reading English 84493
ASEAN Regionalism: Cooperation, Values and Institutionalization Roberts, Christopher Describes security, cooperation and identity in international relations, examining the early causes and constraints to cooperation and regionalism in Southeast Asia. Analyzes ASEAN's performance during the Cold War, indicating that ASEAN's existence in the first three decades are significant for diplomatic achievements, the expansion of ASEAN's membership, and the engagement of foreign powers through institutions such as the ASEAN Regional Forum ...Continue Reading English 84351
Facing Grey Area Phenomena--Transformation through Transnational Crime and Violence in Southeast Asia Hiltner, Sebastian Draws on the concept of Grey Area Phenomena (GAP) and the efforts against these phenomena by Southeast Asian states on the ASEAN arena. Defines GAP as threats to the stability of sovereign states by non-state actors or non-governmental processes and organizations. Looks at ASEAN as a catalyst, considering declarations and agreements on transnational crime. Deals with transformation towards regional cooperation in security matters. Concludes w ...Continue Reading English 84340
8K's+5K's Human Capital for the Thai People to Support the ASEAN Community Chira Hongladarom Provides guidelines for human resources development (HRD), focusing on 8 K's theory of human capital development i.e. human capital, intellectual capital, ethical capital, happiness capital, sustainable capital, digital capital, and talented capital. Describes 5 K's new theory i.e. creativity capital, knowledge capital, innovation capital, emotional capital, and cultural capital. Presents the viewpoints from Thai thinkers and practitioners on t ...Continue Reading Thai 84321
Institutionalizing Security: Institutional Realism and Multilateral Institutions in Southeast Asia He, Kai Reviews the merits and limitations of theories of international institutions, neorealist institutionalism, neoliberal institutionalism and constructivist institutionalism, in the study of Southeast Asian security. Presents empirical case investigations, focusing on ASEAN's foreign policies towards multilateral institutions. Addresses why the original ASEAN6 decided to enlarge its membership to include Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. Cons ...Continue Reading English 84307
ASEAN'S Constitutionalization of International Law: Challenges to Evolution Under the New ASEAN Charter Desierto, Diane A Studies the functional constitutionalization in the ASEAN Charter, considering the areas of pre-Charter ASEAN, ASEAN Charter, and the ASEAN bureaucracy. Discusses immediate and short-term challenges from the increased constitutionalization of international obligations under the ASEAN Charter framework. Deals with the problems of incorporation or lack of direct effect, hybrid interpretation, diffuse or insufficient judicial oversight. Analyzes ...Continue Reading English 84260
ASEAN’s Expansion: The ARF, EAS and A+3 Hammond, Blaec Explains why ASEAN came to lead three regional organizations the ASEAN-led ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), ASEAN Plus Three (ASEAN+3) and East Asia Summit (EAS). Provides reasons for the ASEAN expansion i.e. ASEAN's unrivalled experience, the circumstances of APEC's formation, and threats to state sovereignty. Deals with ASEAN's formation, the expansion to Indochina, the ARF, and the EAS. Considers Indochina's economic liberalization, the 1997 Asi ...Continue Reading English 84252
ASEAN, Sovereignty and Intervention in Southeast Asia Jones, Lee Lays out a theoretical framework for the analysis of ASEAN's sovereignty regime, dividing into two parts, covering the Cold War and the post-Cold War period. Outlines politically important cleavages and conflicts within Southeast Asian societies and their relationship to ASEAN's theory and practice of (non) interference. Analyzes the development of ASEAN's sovereignty regime and member-states practice on (non) interference as a technology of po ...Continue Reading English 84240
ASEAN Documents Series 2007 Compiles statements of the ASEAN Summit, covering the meetings under the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Contains joint ministerial statements, joint media statements, protocols, cooperation agreements, and various ASEAN documents. Deals with the areas of transnational crime, treaty of amity and cooperation, free trade area, investment area, agriculture and fo ...Continue Reading English 84216
ASEAN Documents Series 2008 Compiles statements of the ASEAN Summit, covering the meetings under the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Contains joint ministerial statements, joint media statements, ASEAN ministers meetings (AMM) and various ASEAN documents. Deals with the food areas of security, transnational crime, economic cooperation, agriculture and forestry, energy, telecommunications ...Continue Reading English 84213
27th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and Post Ministrial Conferences with Dialogue Partners, Bangkok, Thailand, 22-28 July 1994 Contains an keynote address by Chuan Leekpai, Prime Minister of Thailand at the 27th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok on 22 July 1994. Compiles welcoming remarks, and statements of the meeting and relevant meetings i.e. ASEAN Regional Forum, and Post-Ministerial Conferences with Dialogue Partners. Deals with ASEAN'S challenges and strategies, vision and mission, ASEAN and regional dynamics, intra-ASEAN cooperation, international and region ...Continue Reading English 84205