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How Should ASEAN Engage the EU? Reflections on ASEAN's External Relations Examines the current EU-ASEAN relations and reflects on how ASEAN can step up its engagement with the EU. Explains that East Asia has become the core region of global politics and economics. Notes that ASEAN has from its onset been an outward-oriented organization. States that this has been necessary because domestic dynamics and developments have always been sensitive to externalities. Points out that the EU is one of ASEAN's oldest dialogue p ...Continue Reading English 87461
Association of Southeast Asian Nations, People's Republic of China, and India Growth and the Rest of the World: The Role of Trade Lawrence, Robert Z. Explores the impact of past and future growth in ASEAN, China, and India (ACI countries) on aggregate welfare, relative wages, and global emissions in the rest of the world. Outlines several analytical frameworks. Considers effects over the past decade and the implications of that growth for the rest of the world in the coming decades. Suggests that more developed Asian countries have benefited from Chinese capital goods demand. Notes that AC ...Continue Reading English 87450
Assessment of the Greater Mekong Subregion Energy Sector Development: Progress, Prospects, and Regional Investment Priorities Analyzes national plans at sector levels, and regional investment priorities that were preliminarily identified in the energy sector. Aims to update information on regional energy resources and to analyze the prospects for regional energy sector development. Seeks to determine how regional cooperation can contribute to national objectives. Assumes that by 2050 Asia will be responsible for 50 percent of the world's GDP. Suggests that changes i ...Continue Reading English 87439
Assessing the Impact of the ASEAN Economic Community Lee, Hiro Investigates the consequences of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) using a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. Gives an overview of the CGE modeling framework, and explains the baseline and policy scenarios. Specifies the four goals of the AEC, namely single market and production base competitive economic region equitable economic development and integration into the global economy. Offers quantitative assessments of the AE ...Continue Reading English 87431
Food Security and the Commons in ASEAN: The Role of Singapore Christ, Melissa Cate Suggests that the steps taken by ASEAN member countries to implement the strategic thrusts laid out in the ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework contribute to the development of a regional commons which is based on prioritizing the right to food and a healthy life. Presents Singapore as a case study for the increasing importance of taking a commons perspective on food supply and security. Focuses on possible actions to diversify foo ...Continue Reading English 87429
ASEAN: Portrait of a Community Portrays each of the ASEAN member states in the form of watercolor artistry by Thai artist Taveepong Limapornvanich. Depicts, in various colors, each country's national landmarks, cultural performances, architectural heritage, popular destinations, indigenous peoples, and contemporary leaders. Offers insights into the ties that bind the ten countries and drive the shared dream of one community. Contains a short introduction outlining the found ...Continue Reading English 87423
Investigating the Negative Effects of Virtual Economic Integration Gomez, Miguel Alberto N Aims to provide a framework for developing a cyber defense strategy that could be embedded in economic regulations, using the Philippines as a model. Explains that the growth of business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing within ASEAN contributes significantly to the economic development within the region. Notes that with an increasing number of qualified individuals amongst ASEAN member states and with the economic turbulence ...Continue Reading English 87414
The Future of the World Trading System: Asian Perspectives Baldwin, Richard Compiles articles based on longer papers that were presented at a conference organized jointly by the ADB Institute and the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, held in Geneva in March 2013. Notes that the WTO's six-decade old modus operandi - the multilateral Rounds -is broken, explaining that the current Round is mired after a dozen years of talks. Describes that unorganized bilateral, plurilateral, and regional trade agreements have ta ...Continue Reading English 87411
Towards a Green Economy: In Search of Sustainable Energy Policies for the Future Outlines the landscape of experiments with energy policies in nine different countries, namely the United States, China, India, Brazil, Malaysia, Laos, France, Germany, and Australia. Compiles a series of essays written by scholars from various continents. Mentions that the transition to clean energy is still at an embryonic stage, adding that as this transition involves hard choices politically, economically, and technologically, and countries ...Continue Reading English 87310
ASEAN Curriculum Sourcebook: a Teaching Resource for Primary and Secondary Schools to Foster an Outward-Looking, Stable, Peaceful and Prosperous Asean Community Presents strategies for teaching various ASEAN concepts and is designed to enhance and complement the curricula of ASEAN member states. Bases itself on a survey of curricula and other materials on ASEAN used in schools across the region, conducted during 2008-2010, which examined the ways in which ASEAN content progresses through grades and across subject areas in each country. Highlights ways of teaching and learning that transcend a mere surv ...Continue Reading English 87306
Can the South China Sea Dispute be Resolved or Better Managed?: 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on 3-5 June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Storey, Ian Constitutes a paper presented at the 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June 2013. Focuses on the South China Sea and examines how this dispute may be mitigated. Foresees that it is likely to stay at the top of the regional security agenda given its intractable nature, the growing nationalism in claimant countries, the unwillingness to make concessions over sovereignty, and the rising competition among the Great Powe ...Continue Reading English 87295
Responding to Change in Asia: 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on 3-5 June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia White, Hugh Presents the situation of Asia starting from economic growth, domestic political systems, peace and stability. Reviews the evolution of big powers in Asia, the emerging of ASEAN guided by the region's middle powers, and the influence of big powers in ASEAN in recent years. Discusses big changes in Asia resulting from the rise of China to challenge the US. Gives a big choice for China as regional leader, and discusses possible risks for Asian co ...Continue Reading English 87294
Rethinking ASEAN and Its Reponses to a Changing Asia-Pacific: 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on 3-5 June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Dewa, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Reports the address of Phin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, a Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei. Reviews historical background of ASEAN concerning disputes that Southeast Asian countries had faced, and the cooperation for peace and stability in the region through ASEAN. Presents the role of ASEAN in the changing architecture of the Asia-Pacific region. Argues that ASEAN will continue to play a signif ...Continue Reading English 87293
The Balance of Forces in Asia: Recent Trends and Implications for Regional Stability: 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on 3-5 June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Locklea, Admiral Samuel J. III Reports Asia-Pacific Roundtable Speech of Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, Commander of U.S Pacific Command. Introduces complex relationships between various elements of national power including, diplomacy, economy, law, and security. Describes security as the most important element for stable security environment, and for the implementation of other elements. Presents the diverse group of complex challenges includes environmental impact and natural ...Continue Reading English 87292
Opening the 'Black Box': Explaining and Understanding the Preah Vihear Conflict: From an International Relations Perspective Shrestha, Amit Explains the Preah Vihear temple conflict between Cambodia and Thailand from an international relations perspective, using the theoretical framework of Waltz in the levels of statesmen, domestic politics, and international system. Reviews historical background of the conflict between Cambodia and Thailand, dating back to the 13th century, and historical background of the case of Preah Vihear temple. Presents Thailand's domestic politics in the 20 ...Continue Reading English 87288
The Vexing Strategic Tug-of-War over Naypyidaw: ASEAN's View of the Sino-Burmese Ties Pavin Chachavalpongpun Presents the Sino-Burmese ties from an ASEAN perspective, considering a typical view of ASEAN toward China's role in Myanmar. Argues that ASEAN's policy toward Myanmar has been predominantly responsive, dictated by China's activism in the region. Discusses the changing of Burmese politics after the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and the introduction of democracy. Explains the reasons of reshaping the Sino-Burmese ties from people level, historical ...Continue Reading English 87286
ASEAN's Preferential Trade Agreements (PTA) Strategy Leu, Guanyi Provides diversification to explain the sequence of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTA) development in which the Southeast Asian states have been collectively involved. Discusses the factors contributing to ASEAN's PTA policies and their consequent partnership selection by examining three major PTAs such as the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), and the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agree ...Continue Reading English 87282
Japan and the Origins of ASEAN+6: An Agent-Structure Analysis Terada, Takashi Explores the reasons behind Japan's interest in the promotion of ASEAN+6 as an 'expanded East Asian' regional concept despite the existence of ASEAN+3 as an effective framework for regional cooperation. Reviews the background of new regional concept of ASEAN+6. Examines the causal factors behind Japan's advocacy of ASEAN+6, focusing on the effect of the changes in the regional structure on Japan. Presents the internal division of Japanese stat ...Continue Reading English 87278
A Two-level-games Analysis of AFTA Agreements: What Caused ASEAN States to Move towards Economic Integration? Chiou, Yi-hung Investigate the conditions under which ASEAN states are more likely to pursue regional economic integration, namely, a series of ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) agreements/protocols. Examines the influences of domestic politics, political elites' preferences, economic performance, and external impacts by adopting Putnam's two-level-games model. Reviews literature to analyze why existing theoretical approaches fail to explain the AFTA. Studies five ...Continue Reading English 87277
ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard: Country Reports and Assessments 2012-2013 Introduces background of the ASEAN corporate governance initiative and scorecard methodology. Discusses the process and the thinking that went into the development of the scorecard. Presents the country reports and the assessment of the ASEAN publicly listed companies (PLCs) in six participating ASEAN countries. Studies the assessment which covers five areas of the organization for economic co-operation and development principle of corporate g ...Continue Reading English 87274