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The 2030 Architecture of Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Agreements Suthiphand Chirathivat Investigates and analyzes the present status, potential, and prospects of ASEAN free trade agreements (FTAs). Begins with a review of the historical evolution of ASEAN FTAs, capturing the achievements of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and the efforts meant to lead to a further step of deeper integration i.e. the realization of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. Offers a view on how the grouping adopted an extension of ASEAN FTAs beyond ...Continue Reading English 87493
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
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
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
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
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
Malaysia-US Relations 2000-2011 Sodhy, Pamela Analyzes the present relationship between Malaysia, one of ASEAN nations, and United States. Reviews Malaysia-US ties before 2000, dividing into three main periods: from the early period to Malaysia's independence in 1957 after independence to the end of the Cold War in 1990 and the post-Cold War period of the 1990s. Deals with bilateral relations during the first three years of the 21st century which mark the last years of the Mahathir Admini ...Continue Reading English 87269
Indonesian Perceptions and Attitudes toward the ASEAN Community Benny, Guido Analyzes to what extent the Indonesian public understands and perceives the proposed regional community idea. Introduces methodology and samples based on surveys to assess Indonesian's public opinion in five major cities between June and December 2009. Discusses public awareness, understanding and perceived achievement of ASEAN. Presents public knowledge and perception about the formation process of the ASEAN Community. Discusses Indonesian p ...Continue Reading English 87254
ASEAN Economic Bulletin Consists of three research articles and two research notes concerning economy in ASEAN. Examines the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on wages paid by domestic private firms in Vietnam. Describes the export tax policy on crude palm oil (CPO) imposed by the Indonesian government and analyzes the effect of the export tax on Indonesian's CPO export competitiveness compared with Malaysia, the main competitor. Studies the existence of a cau ...Continue Reading English 87219
The Road to ASEAN Financial Integration: A Combined Study on Assessing the Financial Landscape and Formulating Milestones for Monetary and Financial Integration in ASEAN Reviews economic growth and structural change, and financial landscape in the region with introduction of ASEAN vision. Investigates prevailing conditions below the threshold levels in some ASEAN member states. Studies market shares of domestic and foreign-based bank, covering ASEAN-based and non-ASEAN-based banks. Identifies benefits, barriers and risks of baking market integration with proposed strategy for banking industry integration. Stud ...Continue Reading English 86986
Same but Different? : Comparing the ASEAN and SAARC Frameworks Syeda Sana Rahman Compares ASEAN's ability to manage inter-state conflicts in Southeast Asia to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation's (SAARC) ability to deal with inter-state conflicts in South Asia. Examines ASEAN's establishment and growth during the Cold War and its expansion in the post-Cold War era. Discusses the first phase of SAARC's existence and its challenges of bilateral tensions among its member states. Presents the disability of SA ...Continue Reading English 86984
The China Plus One Strategy : A Signal of the Next Step of China's Economic Development Nellan, Amrietha Discusses the economic growth of China which needs strategy, China plus one strategy, to maintain this economic growth by instigating a new direction of the Chinese economy away from low-end manufacturing into high-end manufacturing and services. Reviews background of the 'China plus one strategy'. Presents the strategy concerning China's commitments to expand its cooperation with WTO and ASEAN. Studies the involvement of Chinese government in ...Continue Reading English 86979
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
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
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
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