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Narrowing the Development Gap in ASEAN: Context and Approach Carpenter, David Gives an overview of the diversity of development gap in ASEAN member states. Considers greater understanding and more informed responses to narrowing the ASEAN development gap by identifying drivers of this gap and suggesting policies that directly target the drivers. Presents the history of ASEAN and its policies regarding regional economic integration and the narrowing of the development gap agenda. Introduces background regarding the struc ...Continue Reading English 86972
Asian Review Consists of eight articles aiming to enrich the knowledge on how to make Asia grow sustainably, prospering not only from a state-centric perspective but also from a human-centric perspective which seeks people's security. Investigates the relevance of the concept of human security in ASEAN within the context of the development of the ASEAN Charter. Presents the connection between environmental problems, social conflict, and security problems, b ...Continue Reading English 86929
ASEAN Economic Community Scorecard: Performance and Perception Consists of ten articles resulting from the ASEAN Roundtable 2012 on Examining the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Scorecard. Studies the core elements of the Blueprint-free flow of goods, free flow of service, free flow of investment, free flow of skilled labor, infrastructure development, SME development and initiative for ASEAN integration. Discusses the progress in each of these core elements and analyzes its effectiveness in meeting the f ...Continue Reading English 86924
Three-Year ASEAN-Canada Policy Research Programme: A Proposal Barichello, Richard R. Identifies areas that could broaden cooperation and benefit both ASEAN and Canada. Studies bilateral relations between Canada and ASEAN concerning the feasibility of an ASEAN-Canada FTA, migration and trade in service, human resource, and the role of Canada's official development assistance. Presents roles of ASEAN and Canada in global forum. Describes several benefits of ASEAN-Canada FTA that could boost bilateral trade, and push East Asian r ...Continue Reading English 86922
ASEAN Regional Cooperation on Competition Policy Lee, Cassey Reviews ASEAN regional cooperation on competition policy in term of the implementation of the priority actions identified in the AEC blueprint. Discusses the role of competition policy in the AEC. Presents the implementation and enforcement of competition law in ASEAN countries. Describes the comprehensive implementation of competition laws of some ASEAN countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Provides assessm ...Continue Reading English 86920
The ASEAN Economic Community and East Asian Economic Integration Taeyoon Kim Defines the role of ASEAN in making a contribution toward East Asian economic integration. Reviews the ASEAN economic community (AEC), focusing on AEC blueprint, ACE's meaning to ASEAN society, and the current regional economic frameworks such as the ASEAN-China FTA, ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership, ASEAN-Korea FTA, ASEAN+3 and East Asian Summit in order to find some implications on East Asian economic integration. Gives overviews ...Continue Reading English 86915
The Utility and Kimits of the 'European Model' for the Regional Institutionalization of East Asia Higgott, Richard Reviews literature of European Model for the regional institutionalization of East Asia. Discusses the current state of the theory and practice of regionalism in comparative perspective. Analyzes the ways of relevant contemporary European institutional cooperation for understanding the way forward in East Asia. Outlines important lessons from and for East Asia with the framework of 'the new regionalism', and the importance of leadership to the ...Continue Reading English 86914
APEC: The Future Prospects for a Bridge Spanning the Pacific Nakajima, Tomoyoshi Discusses the future of APEC, which is a unique international organization linking East Asia and the United States. Gives overview of APEC since its establishment and its development towards 'Open Regionalism'. Studies the changes of the US involvement in APEC in four periods of times from 1989 to the present times. Analyzes the forming of Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) and its relations with APEC, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TP ...Continue Reading English 86912
Middle Powers and the Building of Regional Order: Australia and South Korea Compared Hundt, David Compares two middle powers, Australia and the Republic of Korea during the transition to a new regional order in the Asia-Pacific as both countries have been allies of the United States. Examines how Australia and South Korea have contributed to the building of a new region order. Reviews the concept of order and the variant of order which ASEAN-the self-appointed vanguard of regionalism in the Asian-Pacific-has proposed. Considers the role of FT ...Continue Reading English 86910
East Asian Community Building Wei Pan Addresses three issues concerning East Asian community building such as obstacle to the progress of building the East Asian community and new theories. Presents the institutionalized close economic linkages between China, Japan, South Korea, and ASEAN countries.Considers China as the engine for the East Asian economic community and a problem for community building in global context. Discusses a new theory of international relations to provide a ...Continue Reading English 86908
The Global Fiancial Crisis and its Implications for East Asian Financial Integration Kim, Pilhyun Reviews the damage of global financial crisis that wreaked on East Asian's economic and their prospects. Indicates the damage of crisis through several statistical tables of trade sector, industrial production, stock prices, exchange rates, and capital inflow of East Asian and ASEAN countries. Discusses reasons why East Asia's economy was badly affected by global financial crisis, demonstrating the potential risks from the high level of externa ...Continue Reading English 86907
Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade in the ASEAN Priority Goods Sectors de Dios, Loreli C. Studies the non-tariff measures affecting trade in goods among ASEAN members in the nine priority goods sectors, namely fisheries, agro-based, wood-based, textiles and apparel, healthcare, rubber-based, automotive, electronics, and information and communication technology (ICT). Analyzes data from the ASEAN non-tariff measures (NTMs) database which is based on official notifications by member countries to the ASEAN Secretariat. Presents the fin ...Continue Reading English 86861
Narrowing the Development Gap in ASEAN: Drivers and Policy Options Compiles six essays by different experts in development economics. Communicates the latest findings on narrowing the development gap that prevails between ASEAN member states and between sub-regions within ASEAN. Includes papers on monitoring progress towards narrowing the gap on the role of ASEAN connectivity in reducing the gap and on regional development cooperation. Summarizes different ASEAN sub-regional groupings including their member ...Continue Reading English 86856
ASEAN-India Relations: Future Directions S D Muni Reviews India's strategic perspective toward ASEAN from Indian leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, and ASEAN's strategic perspective towards India. Discusses 'Look East Policy' of India that was first introduced by Prime Minister Narasimha Rao and its significant way for economic and security cooperation between India and ASEAN. Presents the balancing power in ASEAN by including Japan and China as one wing while India as another wing. Describes three la ...Continue Reading English 86853
Institutional Change and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime Wan, Wilfred Tsz Hin Considers how change manifests itself in international security institutions. Notes that scholars in political science attribute a distinctive character to these cooperative arrangements, citing concerns over sovereignty and relative gains as obstacles to their establishment. Suggests that this security exceptionalism holds through the life of a negotiated arrangement as well, providing an intrinsic mechanism that limits the presence, extent, ...Continue Reading English 86841
Diversifying in the Integrated Markets of ASEAN+3: A Quantitative Study of Stock Market Correlation Stark, Caroline Studies quantitative research with daily stock index quotes for the period January 2000 and December 2009 in order to measure the eventual correlation between the markets of ASEAN+3. Discusses main theory such as market efficiency, risk and return, modern portfolio theory, correlation and international investments. Studies economic downturn to look at the possible effects on the correlation. Presents empirical finding of the research by present ...Continue Reading English 86829
Reflections on Defence Security in East Asia Ball, Desmond Reviews the East Asian experience with the construction of defence-related architecture to date. Discusses recent developments of defence security in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and European Union (EU). Describes the recent history of the ASEAN-led forums for defence dialogue and cooperation which contributes to the identification and elucidation of the principal elements of a Southeast Asian defence model. Presents the functi ...Continue Reading English 86821
ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan 2011-2015 Compiles background and concept of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Action Plan 2011-2015 and the resulting 28 work plans under the action plan. Presents fives strategic goals to serve as framework for ASEAN IPR action plan for five years by the ASEAN Working Group on Intellectual Property Cooperation (AWGIPC). Develops national or regional legal and policy infrastructure evolving demands of the IP landscape and ASEAN Member States ...Continue Reading English 86770
ASEAN Industries and the Challenge from China Investigates the rise of China and its significance for Southeast Asian region, looking at the seismic shift occurring in the power configuration between the great powers. Presents background of Chinese policy and its evolution, and studies the recent development of China's influence in Southeast with the presence of the U.S as a big power. Addresses the rise of Asia's financial centers. Analyzes a review of relations between the selected thre ...Continue Reading English 86747
FTA Guidebook 2011-2020 for Electrical & Electronic Products and Parts: HS Code 85 Provides Rules of Origin (ROO) of various free trade agreement: ASEAN, ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand, Thailand-Australia, Thailand-New Zealand, ASEAN-China, ASEAN-Japan, Thailand-Japan, ASEAN-India, Thailand-India, and ASEAN-Korea. Describes harmonized code (HS code) 2007 related to electrical machinery and equipment and parts. Presents tariff rates of electrical and electronic products and parts in different free trade areas (FTA), focusing on t ...Continue Reading English 86742