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ASEAN Studies Narong Phophueksanand Gives basic information on ASEAN, focusing on objectives of establishment of ASEAN, cooperation in ASEAN community, and general ASEAN information. Discusses the current and future situation in ASEAN, ASEAN+3, and ASEAN+6. Presents information on ASEAN Declaration, ASEAN Charter, ASEAN Summit, and structure in ASEAN community. Deals with the development of ASEAN Security Community (ASC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural ...Continue Reading Thai 86575
Enhancing ASEAN's Connectivity Presents the example of people-to-people sharing by bringing together the experts and thinkers from ASEAN countries to review the cooperation and collaboration. Details the main components for Master Plan of ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) such as physical connectivity, institutional connectivity, and people-to-people connectivity. Gives an overview of the current state of ASEAN infrastructure concerning transports, information and communication te ...Continue Reading English 86559
Supranationalism in the Fight Against Transnational Threats: A Comparative Study of ASEAN and EU Policy Responses to Human Trafficking Klynn, Nicholas M

Examines anti-trafficking efforts by ASEAN and the European Union (EU) and assesses the degree of supranationalism in their respective policy responses. Evaluates, using the functionalist theory, if better results are achieved in combating transnational security threats by applying supranational policies. Finds no conclusive result due to a lack of supranationalism in key areas of EU governance responsible for law enforcement. Gives an overvie ...Continue Reading

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6th Indonesia–Malaysia–Thailand Growth Triangle Summit and 8th Brunei Darussalam–Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area Summit, held on 4 April 2012, at the Peace Palace, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia Reviews the creation, scope, objectives and strategic focus of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) and of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA). Presents the highlights and main outcomes of the 6th IMT-GT Summit and of the 8th BIMP-EAGA Summit, both held in 2012 in Phnom Penh. States future priorities indicated by the leaders. Notes the role of the Asian Development Bank (A ...Continue Reading English 86531
India's Engagement with ASEAN: Beyond Trade in Goods Shankaran Nambiar Reviews the ASEAN-India economic relationship from the early 1990s up to the free trade agreement (AIFTA) concluded in 2009, adding India's plans for bilateral FTAs with ASEAN member states. Compares ASEAN's comparative advantage in manufacturing with that of India in services, suggesting they exploit their complementarities. Looks beyond trade in goods and finds that trade in services, security, the environment and infrastructure offer opportu ...Continue Reading English 86526
ASEAN's Centrality in a Rising Asia Ho, Benjamin Argues that ASEAN represents a significant presence within Asia and is viewed by many as a successful experiment in regional conflict regulation and cooperation. Deals with ASEAN's identity building and global positioning as well as its relations with the great powers. Points out that ASEAN has featured in the policy-making discourse of the US and China with increasing regularity, while ASEAN members have put growing emphasis on the organizatio ...Continue Reading English 86525
The Process of ASEAN's Institutional Consolidation in 1968-1976: Theoretical Implications for Changes of Third-World Security Oriented Institution Koga, Kei Considers ASEAN as a Third World security-oriented institution (SOI).Develops a theoretical model of institutional transformation by utilizing a punctuated equilibrium model. Explains why and how institutional transformation occurs. Suggests that changes in the external security environment foster or hinder an SOI's functions, triggering internal political discussions among member states. Argues that internal political discussions define the d ...Continue Reading English 86524
Investing in ASEAN 2012-2013 Consists of many short articles concerning business, energy, industry & manufacturing, infrastructure, mining, transport, information technology & Telecommunication, healthcare, consumer wealth and tourism within ASEAN countries from management persons of different leading companies. Gives an overview of some of the most common challenges as well as ideas on possible mitigation utilizing Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Lists some of the key require ...Continue Reading English 86497
ASEAN Framework Action Plan on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (2011-2015) Outlines the priorities, plan of action, and operational strategies of ASEAN in its poverty eradication efforts during 2011-2015. Aims to support the sustainable development of rural areas and the eradication of food insecurity in the ASEAN region. Notes that 70% of the poor in Southeast Asia live in rural areas and are active in agriculture, forestry, and fishery. Adds that the growing urban poverty is rooted out of rural poverty. Outlines r ...Continue Reading English 86495
Security and the Role of China Xinning Song Introduces China's attention to regional security in Asia, mentioning the relationships with neighbours e.g. China joined the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 1991, ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in 1994. Lists China's main concerns in regional security as including the North Korean nuclear program the Taiwan issue the South China Sea issue Islamic fundamentalism border disputes with its neighbors and non-traditional security threats ...Continue Reading English 86410
The ASEAN Regional Forum and the EU's Role in Promoting Security in the Asia-Pacific Weber, Katja Examines the role of European Union (EU) in the principal forum for security cooperation in Asia-Pacific. Argues that, while both the EU and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) agree on the need to tackle human security issues such as terrorism, organized crime or disaster relief. Suggests that this is due to diverging considerations of state sovereignty. Describes the EU's focus on economic development, experience sharing in regional integration, ...Continue Reading English 86408
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
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
Export to AEC: From Zero to Success II Songdet Tansurat Explains how to succeed in exporting to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), dealing with AEC marketing on assumptions, assess readiness in exporting, marketing strategic plan for AEC, and internet marketing for AEC. Focuses on internet marketing tools, tools for exporters, online advertising, e-learning for AEC, and marketing logistics. Discusses exhibition planners of ASEAN+6 related to exhibition checklist, budget, objectives, collections, operat ...Continue Reading Thai 86401
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
Singapore: Business Tiger of ASEAN Thanomsak Jirayusawat Reviews situations in Singapore, focusing on human resources, economic growth, Singapore's future, politics, insurance business, economic hub in ASEAN, education, and tourism. Analyzes economic strategies, situation of immovable property, and the most expensive real property in Singapore. Discusses the impacts of Thai property to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), situation of property in ASEAN, and property lessons from other countries. Describe ...Continue Reading Thai 86328
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
Public Administration and Public Affairs: Challenges and Prospects in ASEAN and Beyond, Thailand International Conference on August 30-31, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand Thailand International Conference on (2012 : Bangkok) Provides an executive summary in Thai as well as the program of the conference held in Bangkok on 30-31 August 2012. Compiles 23 full papers and 10 abstracts of presentations made during the conference. Deals with the major themes of public reform in Japan women, gender and civil rights disaster and resources management public sector reform and government in the Philippines policy and social policy public policy in Indonesia local adminis ...Continue Reading English 86307
Thailand's Greater Mekong Sub Region: Role and Potential Linkages to Southwest China and Northeast India Suthiphand Chirathivat Deals with Thailand's economic role in the Greater Mekong Sub Region (GMS) and in ASEAN.Explains GMS growth since the end of the Cold War through regional and global economic integration, with emphasis on trade and investment. Points out that increased linkages with China and India have offered economic and commercial opportunities for GMS countries. Argues that complementarities between neighboring provinces are strong reasons to develop econo ...Continue Reading English 86240
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