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An Analysis of the Impacts of Establishment of Thailand-Indis Free Trade Area Somchai Ratanakomut Examines whether an India-Thailand Free Trade Area (FTA) is a feasible mechanism to promote trade and investment cooperation between the two countries. Analyzes the two countries' prevailing trade and investment relations. Assesses the impact of preferential liberalization under the FTA at the macro level, using a CGE model. Analyzes the FTA's impacts on the food and agriculture, rubber, textile, jewelry, automobile, chemicals, pharmaceutical, ...Continue Reading Thai 85064
ASEAN in Crisis: Divided We Stagger Points out the cause of the furore, which is the widening division in the ten-member grouping of ASEAN over China's maritime claims in the South China Sea, mentioning the failure to issue a joint communique after the meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers in Phnom Penh in July 2012. Describes the power of China over certain countries in the region, particularly Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, and the support of America on the other group of countries, s ...Continue Reading English 85056
Geopolitics, International Law and the South China Sea Beckman, Robert Explores the problems of the South China Sea from the geopolitics and international law's perspectives. Describes the importance of the South China Sea bordered by China, Taiwan and ASEAN countries, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Vietnam, and the nature of the dispute on territorial sovereignty over the islands. Explains how the sovereignty disputes can be resolved, covering the legal basis for the right to explore and ...Continue Reading English 85036
The ASEAN Countries in China's Foreign Policy : 1967-76 Leung Yu-chin Raymond Analyzes the transformation of China's external relations with ASEAN countries from 1967, when ASEAN was formed, to 1976, the end of the Maoist era in China. Describes the relationship between China and Southeast Asia during 1949-1966, examining the roles of the superpowers in the region, China-U.S. relations before the Cultural Revolution, and the role of the Soviet Union.Explains the formation of ASEAN in 1967 and China's perception of ASEAN, ...Continue Reading English 85033
Why Does a Small Power Lead? ASEAN Leadership in Asia-Pacific Regionalism Min-hyung Kim Explores Asia-Pacific regionalism which has become one of the most salient features of global political economy since the 1990s. Mentions that it displays a low level of institutionalization and is led by a small/weak power (i.e., ASEAN), rather than major powers in the region. States that ASEAN leadership stressing dialogue and consensus without enforcement mechanisms inevitably produces weak regional institutions that are ineffective in resol ...Continue Reading English 85026
The Development and Role of ASEAN As a Regional Association Hogan, Mary Vivianne Studies the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Notes the perceived wisdom of integration theory, mentioning the way to further integration. States that the presence of regimes or institutions are the way to achieve cooperation and eventual integration. Presents the hypothesis that these theories can only partially explain the ASEAN experience. Notes that a review of ASEAN's antecedents, the institutional arrangements ...Continue Reading English 85019
ASEAN Documents on Combating Transnational Crime and Terrorism Contains ASEAN declarations, joint declarations, and statement on combating transnational crime counter-terrorism, and drug-free ASEAN, including plan of action, declaration for cooperation, MOU between the governments of member countries, convention, and work plan during 1997 to 2009 presented in various ASEAN member countries. Includes articles on ASEAN framework agreement on consular and immigration. English 85004
Civilization and Culture as Determinants of Regional Processes in ASEAN and European Union Drelich-Skulska, Boguslawa Addresses cultural and civilizational determinants that shape the regional processes in South East Asia and Europe. Explains globalization and regionalization in international relations. Looks at civilizational and cultural setting of regional process in ASEAN and European Union (EU) groupings. Discusses the idea of cultural integrity in Europe, institutional development of EU, and the ASEAN Way . Mentions that ASEAN adopted an approach base ...Continue Reading English 84992
Economic Regionalism in Southeast Asia: ASEAN@45 Daquila, Teofilo C Examines the ASEAN integration process during the last 45 years (1967-2012). Analyzes the initiatives undertaken by ASEAN to foster closer regional economic cooperation towards integration in the fields of industry, banking and finance, trade and investments. Explains different factors which have affected ASEAN, covering the decision making by consensus, political commitment, institutional structure, regional initiatives, and national versus re ...Continue Reading English 84991
Asia Yearbook 2011/2554 Contains 21 articles on Asian current issues in 2010, consisting of eighteen analytical articles of countries in East Asia, namely Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China and North Korea South Asia, namely India and Pakistan West Asia, namely Palestine and Iran and Southeast Asia, namely Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. Provides an article on ASEAN and two articles on migration in Asia ...Continue Reading Thai 84910
Towards the ASEAN Community and ASEAN Union, Final Research Report Praphas Thepchatri Studies the development of ASEAN Community and proposes the road map for ASEAN Community and ASEAN Union. Analyzes modality and possibility for the establishment of ASEAN Political and Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), and the establishment of ASEAN Union. Studies Thailand's role in the establishment of ASEAN Community, and proposes strategies for Thailand's participation in the se ...Continue Reading Thai 84889
Asia in the Next Decade Proceedings Records speeches about Asia in the coming decade. Notes that the 21st century will be the Asian century or that there will be a distinct shift in global power towards the Pacific region. Mentions the main challenges which involve the role of China. Points out how to sustain the past years development in the face of a new world. States that Asian countries have to face the growing issue of unequal distribution. Mentions that ASEAN should have ...Continue Reading English 84840
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
ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan 2011-2015 Presents background of ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan (ASTP) 2011-2015. Aims to identify strategic actions to support the establishment of ASEAN Economic Cooperation (AEC) by 2015, and to identify long-term vision of ASEAN transport cooperation beyond 2015. Reviews significant disparity across ASEAN Member States (AMSs) in terms of geographical, economic and social conditions, quality of transport networks, logistic performance, and business en ...Continue Reading English 84789
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
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