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Study Project on a Cooperation Framwork of Capacity Development of Thai Labour in 32 Positions Under ASEAN Agreements, Final Report Studies the quality of Thai labor in the tourism industry. Presents the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) on Tourism Professionals and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint, covering the objective, essence and mechanism of the MRA. Describes the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals (ACCSTP) in the field of hotel services and travel services of 32 positions. Reports the situation of labor in hotel and trav ...Continue Reading Thai 85155
ASEAN and East Asian International Relations: Regional Delusion Jones, David Martin Begins with an examination of the manner in which an ASEAN scholar-bureaucracy and its western fellow travelers promoted flawed regionalism in the course of the 1990s. Reveals the limitations of a variety of liberal, idealist, and post-modern theorizing and their distorting consequences for understanding the historically contingent factors that shaped threat perception in the Asia-Pacific. Examines the post-1945 evolution of international relat ...Continue Reading English 85092
Achieving the ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Challenges for Member Countries & Businesses Compiles the papers presented during the ASEAN Roundtable on April 29, 2010 and during a brainstorming session on September 23, 2010 by the ASEAN Studies Centre of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, examining the prospects for achieving an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, the target date set by ASEAN, and obstacles in the way of its achievement from the point of view of each of the ASEAN member countries. Covers many thematic issue ...Continue Reading English 85074
ASEAN-Russia: Foundations and Future Prospects Contains lectures, discussions and articles from the third ASEAN-Russia Conference in April 2011 as Track Two diplomacy efforts to examine the state of relations between both sides and ideas on how to advance cooperation between ASEAN and Russia. Covers the issues of a roadmap on Russia-ASEAN economic cooperation, the possible Russia-ASEAN FTA, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and energy cooperation. Includes other thematic issues on geopolitics such ...Continue Reading English 85065
An Analysis of the Impacts of Establishment of Thailand-Indis Free Trade Area Somchai Ratanakomut Examines whether an India-Thailand Free Trade Area (FTA) is a feasible mechanism to promote trade and investment cooperation between the two countries. Analyzes the two countries' prevailing trade and investment relations. Assesses the impact of preferential liberalization under the FTA at the macro level, using a CGE model. Analyzes the FTA's impacts on the food and agriculture, rubber, textile, jewelry, automobile, chemicals, pharmaceutical, ...Continue Reading Thai 85064
ASEAN in Crisis: Divided We Stagger Points out the cause of the furore, which is the widening division in the ten-member grouping of ASEAN over China's maritime claims in the South China Sea, mentioning the failure to issue a joint communique after the meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers in Phnom Penh in July 2012. Describes the power of China over certain countries in the region, particularly Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, and the support of America on the other group of countries, s ...Continue Reading English 85056
ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and Thailand Chuthathip Khlaitubtim Tells the origin of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), giving a brief information on the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and ASEAN community in three pillars. Describes the AEC Blueprint, and the obligation and operation of Thailand according to the blueprint. Examines economic integration in terms of factors, objectives, methods, features, benefits, and types of the integration, explaining the case of ASEAN. Detai ...Continue Reading Thai 85044
The ASEAN Countries in China's Foreign Policy : 1967-76 Leung Yu-chin Raymond Analyzes the transformation of China's external relations with ASEAN countries from 1967, when ASEAN was formed, to 1976, the end of the Maoist era in China. Describes the relationship between China and Southeast Asia during 1949-1966, examining the roles of the superpowers in the region, China-U.S. relations before the Cultural Revolution, and the role of the Soviet Union.Explains the formation of ASEAN in 1967 and China's perception of ASEAN, ...Continue Reading English 85033
Why Does a Small Power Lead? ASEAN Leadership in Asia-Pacific Regionalism Min-hyung Kim Explores Asia-Pacific regionalism which has become one of the most salient features of global political economy since the 1990s. Mentions that it displays a low level of institutionalization and is led by a small/weak power (i.e., ASEAN), rather than major powers in the region. States that ASEAN leadership stressing dialogue and consensus without enforcement mechanisms inevitably produces weak regional institutions that are ineffective in resol ...Continue Reading English 85026
Civilization and Culture as Determinants of Regional Processes in ASEAN and European Union Drelich-Skulska, Boguslawa Addresses cultural and civilizational determinants that shape the regional processes in South East Asia and Europe. Explains globalization and regionalization in international relations. Looks at civilizational and cultural setting of regional process in ASEAN and European Union (EU) groupings. Discusses the idea of cultural integrity in Europe, institutional development of EU, and the ASEAN Way . Mentions that ASEAN adopted an approach base ...Continue Reading English 84992
Staking Claims and Making Waves in the South China Sea: How Troubled Are the Waters? Ba, Alice D Introduces the South China Sea dispute, drawing attention to the complexity of dispute in relation to maritime rights, maritime regime, resources, and the status quo power between China and the United States. Analyzes China-Southeast Asia relations and U.S.-China relations in Southeast Asia. Discusses the specific utilities of ASEAN in this dispute and China-ASEAN relations. Highlights how the intersection of U.S.-China issues has raised the s ...Continue Reading English 84954
ASEAN Health Care System: A Collection of Articles Analyzing Health Care System Provides brief information on ASEAN, examining the similarities and differences between Thailand and other countries joining the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. Analyzes the health care system of ten countries i.e. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Covers general, political, economic and social information, risk factors, threats, problems, challenges, health conditions, ...Continue Reading Thai 84918
Services as a New Engine of Growth for ASEAN, the People’s Republic of China, and India Shepherd, Ben Give an overview of Service Sector Development in the ASEAN, China and India (ACI countries). Emphasizes on regulating international service markets by improving service productivity networks. Deals with measures making markets less competitive, looking at lowering the cost of doing business in both domestic and foreign services. Shows how to move intermediate input across bonders through services such as transport, telecommunication including ...Continue Reading English 84886
Taking Stock of the ROOs in the ASEAN+1 FTAs: Toward Deepening East Asian Integration Medalla, Erlinda M Compiles a database on the Rules of Origin (ROOs) of the ASEAN plus 1 FTAs: ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA), ASEAN-Korea FTA (AKFTA), ASEAN-China FTA (ACFTA), ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP), ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA). Notes that database compilation is done for the bilateral FTAs forged by Japan with individual ASEAN countries and India, mentioning that multiple FTAs could create a complex web of ru ...Continue Reading English 84883
Asia in the Next Decade Proceedings Records speeches about Asia in the coming decade. Notes that the 21st century will be the Asian century or that there will be a distinct shift in global power towards the Pacific region. Mentions the main challenges which involve the role of China. Points out how to sustain the past years development in the face of a new world. States that Asian countries have to face the growing issue of unequal distribution. Mentions that ASEAN should have ...Continue Reading English 84840
AEC Data by Kasikorn Research Contains the data for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) compiled by Kasikorn Research Center, covering air transportation of goods and passengers Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and FDI outflows current account, trade balance and foreign exchange reserves oil-petroleum products and consumption population, labor and foreigners infrastructures, roads and railways trade investment and tourism of Intra-ASEAN incomes from other countries migratio ...Continue Reading Thai 84799
Logistics Liberalization of ASEAN...Advantages-Disadvantages and Various Issues of Concern Considers logistics as a field of trade liberalization under the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) towards the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. Analyzes the situation of logistics business in Thailand, dealing with competition, foreign investment, and internal market. Looks at the opportunities for Thai entrepreneurs and the impacts for strategic planning in logistics. Mentions the border trade and road transport in the Great ...Continue Reading Thai 84790
ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan 2011-2015 Presents background of ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan (ASTP) 2011-2015. Aims to identify strategic actions to support the establishment of ASEAN Economic Cooperation (AEC) by 2015, and to identify long-term vision of ASEAN transport cooperation beyond 2015. Reviews significant disparity across ASEAN Member States (AMSs) in terms of geographical, economic and social conditions, quality of transport networks, logistic performance, and business en ...Continue Reading English 84789
Different Stream, Different Needs, and Impact: Managing International Labor Migration in ASEAN: Thailand (Emigration Yongyuth Chalamwong Studies policies and institution arrangement for managing international migration as part of regional cooperation initiatives and bilateral agreements. Emphasizes on the finding out why the current management of sending workers and protecting workers has not been effective. Uses the theory of push and pull factors for describing reasons forced migrant workers to work overseas. Focuses on the emigration in Thailand, looking at international mig ...Continue Reading English 84768
China-ASEAN Sub-regional Cooperation: Progress, Problems and Prospect Analyzes China-ASEAN cooperation in the greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), discussing the progress and challenges since 1992. Explains how problems like eco-environment degradation, illegal immigration, cross-border ethnic issues, drug trafficking, gambling, and other non-traditional security issues have constrained the cooperation and development in the GMS. Addresses the Pan-Beibu sub-regional economic cooperation, examining the origins of the p ...Continue Reading English 84606
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