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Why does ASEAN Need a Charter? Pushing Actors and Their National Interests Volkmann, Rabea Examines the question why ASEAN introduced a Charter, analyzing which ASEAN member states have been pushing for the Charter and why. Formulates the assumption that Singapore and Indonesia are the most important actors that pushed for the Charter. Examines the interests Indonesia and Singapore pursued in pushing for the Charter. Concludes that Singapore has mainly economic interests that it wants to realize through the Charter. Indicates that ...Continue Reading English 84533
New Regionalism in Globalization Era: Approach for ASEAN Community Sida Sonsri Presents a survey research analyzing the concepts and theories of integration and regionalism since the World War II up to the end of the Cold War. Considers the formation of the European Union (ER) to be applied to the ASEAN Community. Examines the new concepts and theories which can be applied to ASEAN Community in order to survive in this globalization era. Mentions the security and social communication theories, indicating that the whole t ...Continue Reading Thai 84531
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
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam Provides information on the Socialist Republic on Vietnam, mentioning the capital, national flag, national flower, official language, government system, and history. Describes the areas, demography, currency, religion, tradition, culture, and art. Mentions tourist areas, economic condition, economic growth, gross domestic product, per capita income, imports and exports. Looks at the membership of Vietnam in ASEAN, considering the roles in ASEA ...Continue Reading Thai 84504
The Kingdom of Thailand Provides information on the Kingdom of Thailand, mentioning the capital, government system, the periods of Sukothai, Ayutthaya, Thonburi, and early Rattanakosin. Describes the national flag, official language, Thai alphabets and numbers. Deals with the areas, demography, currency, economic condition, religion, tradition, culture, and art. Mentions the natural resources, tourist areas, gross domestic product, and per capita income. Looks at th ...Continue Reading Thai 84503
The Republic of Singapore Provides information on the Republic of Singapore, mentioning the capital, national flag, official language, government system, and independence. Describes the areas, demography, currency, economic condition, religion, tradition, and culture. Mentions the geography and climate, covering natural resources, tourist areas, trade and investment, gross domestic product, per capita income, economic growth, imports and exports. Looks at the membershi ...Continue Reading Thai 84502
The Republic of the Philippines Provides information on the Republic of Philippines, mentioning the capital, national flag, national flower, official language, government system, and independence. Describes the areas, demography, currency, economic condition, religion, tradition, and culture. Mentions the geography and climate, covering natural resources, tourist areas, gross domestic product, per capita income, imports and exports. Looks at the membership of Cambodia in ASE ...Continue Reading Thai 84501
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Provides information on the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, mentioning the capital, national flag, official language, government system, and independence. Describes the areas, demography, currency, economic condition, religion, tradition, and culture. Mentions the geography and climate, covering natural resources, tourist areas, trade and investment, gross domestic product, per capita income, imports and exports. Looks at the membership of M ...Continue Reading Thai 84500
The Federation of Malaysia Provides information on the Federation of Malaysia, mentioning the capital, national flag, national flower, official language, government system, and independence. Describes the areas, demography, currency, economic condition, religion, tradition, and culture. Mentions the geography and climate, covering natural resources, tourist areas, trade and investment, gross domestic product, per capita income, economic growth, imports and exports. Look ...Continue Reading Thai 84499
The Lao People's Democratic Republic Provides information of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, mentioning the capital, national flag, national flower, official language, government system, history, colonial period, independence, and politics. Describes the areas, demography, currency, economic condition, religion, tradition, and culture. Mentions the geography and climate, covering natural resources, tourist areas, trade and investment, gross domestic product, per capita incom ...Continue Reading Thai 84498
The Republic of Indonesia Provides information on the Republic of Indonesia, mentioning the capital, national flag, national flower, official language, government system, and independence. Describes the areas, demography, currency, economic condition, religion, tradition, and culture. Mentions the geography and climate, covering natural resources, tourist areas, trade and investment, gross domestic product, per capita income, economic growth, imports and exports. Looks ...Continue Reading Thai 84497
The Kingdom of Cambodia Provides information on the Kingdom of Cambodia, mentioning the capital, national flag, national flower, official language, government system, and independence. Describes the areas, demography, currency, economic condition, religion, tradition, and culture. Mentions the geography and climate, covering natural resources, tourist areas, trade and investment, gross domestic product, per capita income, economic growth, imports and exports. Looks a ...Continue Reading Thai 84496
The State of Brunei Darussalam Provides information on Negara Brunei Darussalam, mentioning the capital, national flag, national flower, official language, government system, Sultan system, legal system, and the constitution. Describes the main national policy, independence, areas, demography, currency, economic condition, religion, tradition, and culture. Mentions the geography and climate, covering natural resources, tourist areas, trade and investment, trade limitation, e ...Continue Reading Thai 84495
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 Integration: Progress and Challenges Share views on the progress of ASEAN and the challenges of regional integration that will face in the future. Deals with the possibility of ASEAN community building in 2015, citing that procedures have been streamlined to benefit the development of ASEAN business and the establishment of ASEAN as a single window. Discusses topics on the ASEAN Charter, considering how it will transform ASEAN. Covers a presentation by Dr. Surin Pitsuwan on the A ...Continue Reading English 84486
Thailand's Regional Cooperation Policy and ASEAN's Effort for Integrating Mekong Basin Aoki-Okabe, Maki Compares the activities and background of sub-regional development initiatives in the Mekong Basin, and examines their impacts on ASEAN's effort to bridge the gap between its new and old members toward an integrated regional community. Focuses on Thailand's regional policy, noting the expansion of ASEAN membership in 1990s, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV). Deals with economic disparity between the CLMV and original members, the ASEA ...Continue Reading English 84474
Developing a Comprehensive Roadmap Towards East Asian Economic Integration Ishida, Masami Reports the current situation on the economic integration in ASEAN and the East Asia and gives policy recommendations both on de jure basis and on de facto basis. Focuses on the studies in three fields 1) industrial clustering, agglomeration and technological innovations, 2) infrastructure development and 3) policy measures to promote indigenous suppliers/SMEs and development strategies for CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam). ...Continue Reading English 84473
Improving Cooperation on Trade and Investment with ASEAN New Member Countries, Seminar on 21 February 2001 at Royal River Hotel, Bangkok Seminar on Improving Cooperation on Trade and Investment with ASEAN New Member Countries (2001 : Bangkok) Describes background and objectives of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), covering ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), e-ASEAN agreement, ASEAN Investment Area (AIA), ASEAN Industrial Cooperation Scheme (AICO), ASEAN framework agreement of the facilitation of goods in transit, ASEAN economic cooperation (AEC), and the protocol regarding the implementation of the CEPT scheme temporary exclusion list. Mentions the joint statement on Ea ...Continue Reading Thai 84435
Balancing Trade Growth and Environmental Protection in ASEAN: Environmental Issues in Trade and Investment Policy Deliberations in the Mekong Subregion Dosch, Jorn Considers how the balance between trade and investment liberalization and environmental protection is one of the key challenges facing the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Analyzes the environment and trade in the Mekong Subregion, dealing with the awareness of the links between trade/investment and environment in the policymaking process of individual GMS member states. Indicates that all have embarked on trade liberalization programs as a requ ...Continue Reading English 84386
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
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