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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
Agreement on Trade in Goods under the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Between the Republic of India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Contains the entire text of the India-ASEAN Framework Agreement signed in Bali on 8 October 2003. Gives definitions of key terms. Includes notes on tariff reduction and elimination. Elaborates on non-tariff measures. Explains a series of safeguard measures. Comments on customs procedures. Contains explanatory notes on the detailed schedules of tariff commitments. Categorizes the tariff lines subject to tariff reduction and/or elimination into ...Continue Reading English 86492
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
EU-Indonesia Relations: No Expectations-Capability Gap? Camroux, David Draws on the postulate of an expectations-capability gap in the bilateral relations with states and regional entities. Argues that no such gap exists in EU-Indonesia relations. Suggests of European Union (EU) that this is because expectations are low, thus entailing the use of minimal capabilities. Explores the reasons for these low expectations and limited capabilities by reviewing history. Looks at Indonesia's colonial experience with a m ...Continue Reading English 86416
China in EU-East Asia Economic Relations Dai, Bingran Reviews the East Asian Economic Miracle that started with Japan in the 1960s and was followed by the rise of the four Tigers in the 1970s and 1980s. Gives a historical overview of EU-East Asia economic relations since the 1990s. Mentions the roles of ASEAN in taking up regional economic integration since the 1990s. Covers the wider regional scheme with major East Asian partners: China, Japan, and South Korea. Points out that China has bot ...Continue Reading English 86411
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
EU-Asia Trade Relations Kubo, Hiromasa Gives an overview of the various efforts made since the 1990s to strengthen economic ties between Europe and Asia. Highlights the beginnings of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process and reviews the EU's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with ASEAN, Korea and Japan. Mentions tensions from trade frictions between the EU and Japan. Cautions that some EU countries hesitate to strengthen trade relations with Asian countries because of a perceived insu ...Continue Reading English 86405
Europe-Asia Studies: The Contribution of Comparative Regional Integration Murray, Philomena Examines the significance of comparative regional integration studies, in particular between Europe and Asia. Provides definitions of regions, regionalism and integration. Explains why scholars should study regions, regionalism and regional integration comparatively. Outlines different strategies for scholars to compare regions. Indicates how comparative regional integration studies can contribute to Europe-Asia studies. Mentions that the Eur ...Continue Reading English 86404
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
Research Project on the Indicator Formulation Level of Readiness in Initiating ASEAN Single Currency and the Study of the Impacts on Thai Economy under ASEAN Single Currency, Final Research Report Aims to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses to answer research's question: when it could be possible for ASEAN Common Currency (ACU)? and how ACU would impact on Thai economy?. Focuses on ASEAN-5 having similar level of economic development, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Singapore. Presents theory of Optimum Currency Area (OCA), economic integration, small open economy theory, and financial integration of ...Continue Reading Thai 86399
Policy-related Research Study on Access to Market for SMEs after the Trade Liberalization (A Case Study: ASEAN-Korea FTA), Final Report Studies market access for SMEs after trade liberalization between ASEAN and South Korea. Provides ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA), Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Among the Governments of ASEAN Countries and Korea, Agreement on Trade in Goods (TIG), and Agreement on Trade in Services. Presents background information on economic and social structure of Thailand and Korea. Discusses trade opportunities, supply ...Continue Reading Thai 86395
Project on the Economic Impacts from the Development of the East-West Economic Corridor, the Case of Route No. 9, Final Research Report Aims to study the economic impact on Northeastern Thailand as a result of the development of the East-West Economic Corridor through the construction of Route No.9 and the Second Mekong International Bridge. Identifies important issues that Thailand should consider, related to the implementation of economic policies in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Focuses on five main topics, including transportation and infrastructure border control an ...Continue Reading Thai 86341
The Roles of Royal Thai (RTN.) for Enhancement of Maritime Security in ASEAN Community Pradit Sirikupt Aims to study the concept and establishment of ASEAN Community, threats and problems affecting maritime security in ASEAN Community and Royal Thai (RTN)'s sea operational missions, and the roles of RTN for enhancement of maritime security. Provides big problems impacted on maritime security derived from conventional threats and non-traditional threat. States that RTN can give naval force for Military role, Constabulary and assistance role, and ...Continue Reading Thai 86312
Mid-Term Review of the Implementation of AEC Blueprint: Executive Summary Assesses the effectiveness of the adopted ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint measures by examining the implementation performance of ASEAN members. Indicates tariffs, trade facilitation, air transport, and integration with East Asia as past achievements. Evaluates the AEC measures' contribution to economic growth, employment, competitiveness and social welfare within ASEAN. Provides recommendations to enhance the implementation of the AE ...Continue Reading English 86311
ASEAN-India Eminent Persons' Report to the Leaders Reviews past and current ASEAN-India relations since their beginnings as a sectoral dialogue relationship in 1992. Notes that the volume of mutual trade and investment flows remained relatively low, as opposed to the significant developments in agriculture, forestry and tourism.Indicates a set of guiding principles on which to base the ASEAN-India relationship in the future.Gives recommendations for their future partnership in terms of political ...Continue Reading English 86309
Impact of Liberalization and Improved Connectivity and Facilitation in ASEAN for the ASEAN Economic Community Itakura, Ken Evaluates the impacts of liberalization and improved connectivity and facilitation among the ASEAN member countries. Studies the impacts of liberalization of trade in goods and services. Focuses on liberalization reforms and economic wide effect to ASEAN member countries. Describes database and estimates used in this study such as the Global Trade Analysis Project(GTAP) database and market access maps database. Presents WTO's tariff download f ...Continue Reading English 86304
The Impact Clause by Free Movement of Professionals Under the ASEAN Economic Community on Relevant Provision of Thai Laws Sataporn Sairean Aims to study the impact arising from the movement of natural persons into Thailand as a recipient country, focusing on the enforcement of the immigration law. Provides the free movement of professionals under General Agreement on Trade in Service (GATS), ASEAN Framework Agreement on Service (AFAS), and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Discusses the results after having a free movement of professionals related to economics, social, and culture. ...Continue Reading Thai 86281
ASEAN's Strategy Toward an Increasing Asian Integration Suthiphand Chirathivat Presents the Asian involvement in bilateral, sub-regional and East Asia wide integration to the evolution of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Focuses on impetus for ASEAN economic integration. Explains the logic of ASEAN economic integration up to the present. Studies the AEC and multiple Comprehensive Economic Partnerships (CEPs) for further integration. Shows the increasing number of Asian bilateralism and regionalism. Notes the response of ...Continue Reading English 86271
Ten Years After the Asian Crisis: Toward Economic Sustainability in Southeast Asia Suthiphand Chirathivat Focuses on the Asian Crisis in 1997 according to a severe depreciation of the Thai baht. Outlines the causes and consequences of the 1997 Asian Crisis for the region. Analyzes the policy responses especially the role of international institutions like the IMF and the World Bank. Discusses the possible means to prevent a recurrence of the crisis. Provides arguments to shape the global imbalances and risk of financial market. Mentions the regio ...Continue Reading English 86257