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ASEAN Integration Report 2015 Assesses progress, achievement, and impact of ASEAN economic integration across 4 pillars of AEC blueprint 2015, namely the single market and production base, the competitive economic region, equitable economic development and ASEAN's integration into the global economy. Gives statistical data and economic indicators of ASEAN's macroeconomic landscape in 2014. Reports the achievement to pursue a goal as the single market and production base by ...Continue Reading English 92698
Global Political-Economic Landscape: Crisis and Challenges in the 21st Century Chulacheep Chinwanno Thai 92693
ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together Presents Kuala Lumpur declaration on ASEAN community vision 2025, the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint 2025, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025, and the ASEAN Socio-Culture Community (ASCC) Blueprint 2025. States characteristics and element of APSC Blueprint 2025 which includes to be the rules-based, people-oriented, people-centered community to be the peaceful, secure and stable region to be the ASEAN central ...Continue Reading English 92661
A Blueprint for Growth ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Progress and Key Achievements Gives an overview of ASEAN economic perspectives, including economic indicators, population, trade statistics, and foreign direct investment (FDI). Traces the history of AEC, its development in the four pillars of ASEAN economic integration, and the progress of AEC blueprint implementation by monitoring through AEC scorecard. Concludes key achievements and the opportunities brought along with AEC. Exhibits success stories around the region in ...Continue Reading English 92660
Towards ASEAN Economic Community 2025! Sanchita Basu Das Argues that ASEAN will require a new economic community vision beyond 2015, given the changing nature of the region's political economic landscape. Adds that different ASEAN countries are at different developmental stages, meaning that the deepening of economic cooperation will require a judicious but steady approach. Suggests that a new vision for the economic community, tentatively named AEC 2025, needs to be based on ASEAN's own strengths an ...Continue Reading English 87966
The Changing Architecture of Politics in the Asia-Pacific: Another (lost) Middle Power Moment? Beeson, M. Deals with the concept of middle power. Puts the growing middle power literature in perspective by reviewing the international history of the post-World War II era. Examines whether middle power diplomacy has actually had an impact on international affairs. Links this theoretical oscillation to specific historical contexts with a focus on several quintessential middle powers, notably Australia and Canada. Argues that for all the potential t ...Continue Reading English 87964
Growing Up With the Nation Jaafar, Ahmad Kamil Offers a treatise on Malaysian foreign policy as seen through the eyes of Tan Sri Kamil, a Malaysian diplomat well known within ASEAN for his role as negotiator and mediator. Traces the formulation and implementation of Malaysia's foreign policy since its independence in 1957. Reviews the author's formative years from childhood until he joined the foreign service, a childhood spent in a multinational setting. Describes how Malaysia met internal ...Continue Reading English 87953
India-Thailand Relations Through Ages: Historical Links to Contemporary Convergences Ghosh, Lipi Explains that India and Thailand both have age-old histories of ancient civilization and reciprocal contacts. Begins with a review of Indo-Thai relations and the events of theof Bengal. Points out that reconstruction of the trajectory of social change in either mainland or peninsular Southeast Asia - today's ASEAN region - can only be undertaken once the extent and nature of sailing networks have been demarcated. Argues that the acceptance of a ...Continue Reading English 87941
The Study of ASEAN and Cross-strait Relations in Relation with Political and Economic Development: Perspectives From Improvement of China's Image and ECFA Shih-Chi Lin Constitutes a doctorate dissertation written in Chinese. Explains that while the US, Japan, the EU, and Russia have marveled at China's progress since the end of the Cold War, China's neighboring countries in Asia - including ASEAN - have been worried. Points out that ASEAN questions whether the rise of China will bring about peaceful cooperation or whether it will lead to potential threats. Deals with the ASEAN+1 free trade agreement signed w ...Continue Reading Chinese 87929
Driving Forces of the ASEAN-5 Stock Markets Integration Bakri Abdul Karim Examines the determinants of stock market integration among five selected ASEAN emerging stock markets, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore (ASEAN-5). Explains that the determinants of stock market integration are largely unexplored in previous studies. Attempts to fill the gap in the literature and to provide recent empirical evidence on the forces behind the stock market integration among the ASEAN-5. Bases it ...Continue Reading English 87922
Advancing a People's ASEAN Continuing Dialogue 2nd ASEAN People's Forum 5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference (2009 : Phetchaburi) Reports on the 2nd ASEAN People's Forum/5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference held in October 2009 in Cha-am, Thailand. Presents discussions that took place among different groups and individuals of the ASEAN civil society sector as well as with some government representatives, noting that these discussions focused on the four main issues of socio-economic aspects socio-cultural aspects political and security aspects and the environment. Indica ...Continue Reading Multilanguage 87810
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
Democratic Transformation and Regional Institutions: The Case of Myanmar and ASEAN Renshaw, Catherine Shanahan Deals with Myanmar's transition to democracy after half a century of military rule. Notes that one of the key challenges faced by military regimes during this kind of transition is the problem of credible commitments . Explains that a transition will only be successful if it has the support of the political opposition and the public at large. Points out that problems of credibility and low expectations about the intention and capacity of the ...Continue Reading English 87485
Impact of India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: A Cross-Country Analysis Using Applied General Equilibrium Modelling Chandrima Sikdar Analyzes the impact of the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AIFTA) on India and the ASEAN members. Bases its findings on the Global Trade Analysis Project database which enabled several simulations, involving different scenarios, of India's trade liberalization with the ASEAN region. Assesses the impact of this liberalization both on the external sector and on domestic macroeconomic variables in India and ASEAN. Studies the welfare implicatio ...Continue Reading English 87475
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
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
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
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