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Enhancing ASEAN's Connectivity Presents the example of people-to-people sharing by bringing together the experts and thinkers from ASEAN countries to review the cooperation and collaboration. Details the main components for Master Plan of ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) such as physical connectivity, institutional connectivity, and people-to-people connectivity. Gives an overview of the current state of ASEAN infrastructure concerning transports, information and communication te ...Continue Reading English 86559
Supranationalism in the Fight Against Transnational Threats: A Comparative Study of ASEAN and EU Policy Responses to Human Trafficking Klynn, Nicholas M Examines anti-trafficking efforts by ASEAN and the European Union (EU) and assesses the degree of supranationalism in their respective policy responses. Evaluates, using the functionalist theory, if better results are achieved in combating transnational security threats by applying supranational policies. Finds no conclusive result due to a lack of supranationalism in key areas of EU governance responsible for law enforcement. Gives an overvie ...Continue Reading English 86532
6th Indonesia–Malaysia–Thailand Growth Triangle Summit and 8th Brunei Darussalam–Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area Summit, held on 4 April 2012, at the Peace Palace, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia Reviews the creation, scope, objectives and strategic focus of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) and of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA). Presents the highlights and main outcomes of the 6th IMT-GT Summit and of the 8th BIMP-EAGA Summit, both held in 2012 in Phnom Penh. States future priorities indicated by the leaders. Notes the role of the Asian Development Bank (A ...Continue Reading English 86531
Surveys on ASEAN Community Building Effort 2012 Draws on interviews with industry associations and civil society organizations, as well as on surveys conducted with the general public and business leaders in all ASEAN capitals. Measures current effectiveness of the ASEAN Community Building Effort, concerns of ASEAN citizens, and key communication channels to reach target audiences. Recommends ASEAN outreach strategies to ensure that its Community Building Initiative communicates more effectiv ...Continue Reading English 86527
ASEAN's Centrality in a Rising Asia Ho, Benjamin Argues that ASEAN represents a significant presence within Asia and is viewed by many as a successful experiment in regional conflict regulation and cooperation. Deals with ASEAN's identity building and global positioning as well as its relations with the great powers. Points out that ASEAN has featured in the policy-making discourse of the US and China with increasing regularity, while ASEAN members have put growing emphasis on the organizatio ...Continue Reading English 86525
The Process of ASEAN's Institutional Consolidation in 1968-1976: Theoretical Implications for Changes of Third-World Security Oriented Institution Koga, Kei Considers ASEAN as a Third World security-oriented institution (SOI).Develops a theoretical model of institutional transformation by utilizing a punctuated equilibrium model. Explains why and how institutional transformation occurs. Suggests that changes in the external security environment foster or hinder an SOI's functions, triggering internal political discussions among member states. Argues that internal political discussions define the d ...Continue Reading English 86524
ASEAN Human Rights Declaration and the Phnom Penh Statement on the Adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) Contains the entire text of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD), adopted at the 21st ASEAN Summit held Phnom Penh in November 2012. Begins by affirming general principles such as non-discrimination rights of vulnerable groups such as women, children, the disabled, and migrants and universality of all human rights. Notes that 'the realization of human rights must be considered in the regional and national context bearing in mind differen ...Continue Reading English 86507
Climate Change and Price Volatility: Can We Count on the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve? Deals with the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR), which was created by the ASEAN Plus Three to meet food relief requirements resulting from natural disasters and other emergency situations. Evaluates the effectiveness of the APTERR as a mechanism for addressing food security by conducting econometric analysis of the impact of monthly trade flows on domestic prices. Focuses on China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietn ...Continue Reading English 86505
Trade Facilitation and Regional Cooperation in Asia Consists of five articles concerning regional integration and trade facilitation in Asia. Demonstrates the significance of infrastructure in regional cooperation and the relation between infrastructure and trade facilitation. Examines the initiation that was undertaken for positioning Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as a regional hub, covering its achievements and impact. Shows reasons why it is necessary to cooperate with China in or ...Continue Reading English 86503
ASEAN 2030: Toward a Borderless Economic Community: Draft Executive Summary Constitutes a part of a wider ADB Institute study entitled ASEAN, PRC and India: The Great Transformation, which analyzes the 2030 growth potential of these economies and the challenges they face. Contributes to forging a longer-term strategy beyond the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 for shared prosperity of ASEAN's members, the wider ASEAN region, and the world at large. Uses a bottom-up approach and bases its results on ...Continue Reading English 86494
ASEAN Roadmap for the Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals Explains that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) mirror ASEAN's commitment to building a caring and sharing community by 2015. Notes that the MDGs' goals and targets for improving wellbeing and reducing poverty are in line with the purposes of ASEAN. Notes that ASEAN member states have made remarkable progress towards the full achievement of the MDGs. Points out that significant challenges remain, notably narrowing the development gaps wit ...Continue Reading English 86493
Multi-Level Governance the ASEAN Way Schreurs, Miranda A Notes that regional cooperation in Southeast Asia has been strongly influenced by its history. Explains that independence was slow to come to many Southeast Asian states, and often followed by bloody internal strife, dictatorships and military rule. Reviews the creation of an ASEAN Community from 1967 until 2010, including the adoption of the community blueprints in 2009. Comments on the pressures ASEAN has felt for the development of more regi ...Continue Reading English 86469
Dawei Special Economic Zone Warisara Panuwat Focuses on Dawei Development Project. Provides background information of Dawei and Dawei special economic zone. Discusses impacts of Dawei Development Project to Thailand and Myanmar, dealing with how to make Kanchanaburi to special economic zone, cooperation in Dawei Development Project between Thailand and Myanmar, and investors in the project. Deals with benefits of the project to Thailand, and roles of Thai government in the project. Fore ...Continue Reading Thai 86468
Security and the Role of China Xinning Song Introduces China's attention to regional security in Asia, mentioning the relationships with neighbours e.g. China joined the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 1991, ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in 1994. Lists China's main concerns in regional security as including the North Korean nuclear program the Taiwan issue the South China Sea issue Islamic fundamentalism border disputes with its neighbors and non-traditional security threats ...Continue Reading English 86410
The ASEAN Regional Forum and the EU's Role in Promoting Security in the Asia-Pacific Weber, Katja Examines the role of European Union (EU) in the principal forum for security cooperation in Asia-Pacific. Argues that, while both the EU and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) agree on the need to tackle human security issues such as terrorism, organized crime or disaster relief. Suggests that this is due to diverging considerations of state sovereignty. Describes the EU's focus on economic development, experience sharing in regional integration, ...Continue Reading English 86408
The Institutional Dimension of EU-ASEAN/ASEAN Plus Three Inter-Regional Relations Manea, Maria-Gabriela Uses a historical, institutional, and a social constructivist perspective to emphasize institutional innovation, dynamism and transformation over institutional inertia in EU-ASEAN relations. Makes conceptual comments on the term of inter-regional institutionalization. Reviews the history of EU-ASEAN relations since 1972, highlighting how this process was shaped by changing global, regional and domestic contexts from the height of the Cold War t ...Continue Reading English 86406
The Evolution of EU-Asia Relations: 2001-2011 Cameron, Fraser Deals with the European Commission's communication Europe and Asia: A Strategic Framework for Enhanced Partnerships issued in 2001, which set out a comprehensive strategic framework for the grouping's relations with Asia. Reviews the European Union's efforts to implement the six main aims outlined in the communication. Argues that foreign policy decisions, institutional disputes and the eurozone crisis have damaged EU attempts to portray itse ...Continue Reading English 86403
The ASEAN Perspective on East Asian-Wide Regionalism Suthiphand Chirathivat Deals with the formation of regional trade arrangements (RTAs) and a new regionalism emerging in East Asia. Provides background of the emergence of new regionalism in East Asia in Asian perspective. Discusses the appropriate conceptual framework that might be adopted for the implementation of RTAs in East Asia. Studies the challenges for the conceptual framework. Describes causes of concern for the new regionalism in East Asia. Gives some tho ...Continue Reading English 86231
Survival of Thai Significant Agricultural Products Under ASEAN Economic Community Explains the components of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), including ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS), ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA), labour movement, agricultural cooperation, small and medium enterprises, and Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI). Discusses ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA), dealing with the history and summary of ATIGA. Reviews the status of Thai agricultural ...Continue Reading Thai 86141
ASEAN Integration in 2030: United States Perspectives Heng, Pek Koon Reviews the entry of the US into the East Asian regional architecture. Argues that US participation in the East Asia Summit (EAS) was motivated by the 1997 financial crisis and emergence of ASEAN+3 the rise of China the failure of APEC to foster regional trade liberalization and the inability of the WTO Doha Round to lower global trade barriers significantly. Looks at US re-engagement in Asia under President Obama. Describes the US divided f ...Continue Reading English 86103
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