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ASEAN Services Integration Report Gives statistical data and analysis of ASEAN's achievements in the integration of service markets with challenges ahead. Assesses the importance of services trade in ASEAN, member states' performance, competitiveness of the integration, along with untapped potential. Identifies policy barriers to services trade in ASEAN. Demonstrates lessons learned of services liberalization in this region, including Malaysia's higher education service, Singa ...Continue Reading English 92709
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
Managing labour adjustments in an integrating ASEAN Ofreneo, Rene Mentions trends in the ASEAN labour market, namely large informal economy, 'flexibilising' the formal sector, flood of migrant workers, and a more complicating migration flows as the war for talent migrant workers. Reveals unions' complaints that jobs become more uncertain while retaining talents is harder under the labour mobilization context. Doubts 3 policy issues, including how to human resource development in regional labour market, how to ...Continue Reading English 92676
The Exploitation and Opportunity of the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Service (AFAS) in the Logistics Business Analyzes the conditions of Thai transportation and logistics business which encounters supply chain disruption due to higher wages, labour shortage and less competitiveness among small and medium businesses. Explores ASEAN Framework Agreement on Service (AFAS) under ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint in coherent with transportation and logistics industry. Compiles industry analysis, statistical data of Thai transportation and logistics bu ...Continue Reading Thai 92675
Reaping Benefits and Opportunities from ASEAN Framework Agreement on Service (AFAS) in Wholesale and Retail Business Analyzes the conditions of Thai wholesale and retail business, their competitiveness, benefits, opportunities in compatible with ASEAN Framework Agreement on Service (AFAS) under ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint. Compiles industry insights and statistical data of Thai wholesale and retail business, their scope and categories, industry statistics, trade volume, investment, employment, details of AFAS and other bilateral – multilateral t ...Continue Reading Thai 92673
Changes in Legal Aspects After Entering the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC): A Study of guidelines for Educational Management in Bilateral System , Seminar on 16 December 2015 at Amari Watergate Hotel Bangkok Seminar on Changes in Legal Aspects After Entering the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC): A Study of guidelines for Educational Management in Dual Vocational System (2015 : Bangkok) Assesses current situations, principles and relevant regulations in coherent with labor force development to enter the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Presents current issues and suggestion from various stakeholders. Deals with roles and progress of Ministry of Labor for the preparation of ASEAN integration, including its strategic actions, challenges, suggestions, and progress. Emphasizes vocational-labor skills improvement regarding t ...Continue Reading Thai 92670
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
A Blueprint for Growth ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Progress and Key Achievements Gives an overview of ASEAN economic perspectives, including economic indicators, population, trade statistics, and foreign direct investment (FDI). Traces the history of AEC, its development in the four pillars of ASEAN economic integration, and the progress of AEC blueprint implementation by monitoring through AEC scorecard. Concludes key achievements and the opportunities brought along with AEC. Exhibits success stories around the region in ...Continue Reading English 92660
Reduction of Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) of Agri-Food, Animal-Food and Fishery Products in ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Aims to study Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) used by ASEAN countries on agricultural goods, livestock, fisheries and their impact on Thai entrepreneurs. Explores ways to curb the use of NTMs and utilizes the knowledge to negotiate the trade barriers, as well as disseminates it to the entrepreneurs in relevant fields. Reviews Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs), covering crisis and post-crisis protectionism in GMS countries, Thailand's industrial competitive ...Continue Reading Thai 92630
Singapore, ASEAN and the Cambodian Conflict 1978-1991 Ang Cheng Guan Gives an official account of Singapore's role in the resolution of the Cambodian conflict. Reconstructs the shifting power relations and diplomatic manoeuvrings of the international parties involved, based on original research in the archives of the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as on interviews with Singapore foreign officers who were involved in the Cambodian conflict. Provides a detailed account of the policies and decision-ma ...Continue Reading English 87969
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
Thought/Issues Paper on ASEAN Food Security: Towards a more Comprehensive Framework Desker, Barry Notes that food security is fundamental to human security and sustainable development. Argues that as ASEAN moves towards an integrated community of caring societies in 2015 and beyond. Cites that food security should be an integral part of the ASEAN community building agenda and deserves more attention than it has been getting in the AEC Blueprint. Contends that ASEAN needs to be infused with a new thinking on food security that is responsive ...Continue Reading English 87960
Growing Up With the Nation Jaafar, Ahmad Kamil Offers a treatise on Malaysian foreign policy as seen through the eyes of Tan Sri Kamil, a Malaysian diplomat well known within ASEAN for his role as negotiator and mediator. Traces the formulation and implementation of Malaysia's foreign policy since its independence in 1957. Reviews the author's formative years from childhood until he joined the foreign service, a childhood spent in a multinational setting. Describes how Malaysia met internal ...Continue Reading English 87953
Enhancing Regional and Sub-regional Co-operation and Connectivity in ASEAN Deals with the interplay of regionalism, sub-regionalism, and the role of connectivity in ASEAN. Showcases this interplay by looking at three sub-regional processes - Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), and Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) and at the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) to represent regionalism. Points out that while IMT-GT and BIMP-EAGA are menti ...Continue Reading English 87952
A Guide for ASEAN Business: ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) Introduces the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) and guides the business community and other stakeholders of ASEAN on its implementation and utilization. Highlights the salient provisions of the agreement, including market opportunities that have been created for ASEAN manufacturers, traders, investors, and professionals. Complements, but does not interpret, the legal text of the AANZFTA. Explains that the AANZFTA goes beyond ...Continue Reading English 87950
ASEAN Community in Figures ACIF 2012 Features key economic and social developments in individual ASEAN member states and in the ASEAN region. Compiles selected economic and social indicators from 2005 to 2011, presenting in more than 50 tables and charts. Provides answers on ASEAN's general economy, trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), tourism, telecommunications, population, labor force, and social development. Contains brief interpretations of the trends as shown in the t ...Continue Reading English 87946
India-Thailand Relations Through Ages: Historical Links to Contemporary Convergences Ghosh, Lipi Explains that India and Thailand both have age-old histories of ancient civilization and reciprocal contacts. Begins with a review of Indo-Thai relations and the events of theof Bengal. Points out that reconstruction of the trajectory of social change in either mainland or peninsular Southeast Asia - today's ASEAN region - can only be undertaken once the extent and nature of sailing networks have been demarcated. Argues that the acceptance of a ...Continue Reading English 87941
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 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