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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
Bridging the Gap: An 'English School' Perspective on ASEAN and Regional Civil Society Quayle, Linda Explores the potential of pluralist English School (ES) concepts to interpret and contextualize ASEAN's relations with regional civil society. Reviews key concepts that characterize English School as state and non-state actors. Comments on regional civil society's relations with ASEAN from an ES-derived perspective. Presents several difficulties of regional civil society and ASEAN cooperation such as the difficulty for civil society to gain AS ...Continue Reading English 86715
Does FDI Enhance Economic Growth?: New Evidence from East Asia Polpat Kotrajaras Examines the impacts of foreign direct investment (FDI) in groups of 15 East Asian countries classified by level of economic development, using panel data analysis together with cointegration methods. Includes in this set all ASEAN member states except Brunei. Finds that favorable impacts of FDI on East Asian countries depend on complementary factors, particularly each host country's economic conditions. Lists these conditions as being financi ...Continue Reading English 86608
Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia: The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond Examines the Fukuda Doctrine in the context of Japan-Southeast Asia relations and the possibility of a non-realist approach in the imagining and conduct of international relations in East Asia. Studies the origins and the norms of the Fukuda Doctrine amidst three decades of change since it was first enunciated. Presents an autobiographic account of a key drafter of the Fukuda Doctrine to explain the motivation which led to the articulation of p ...Continue Reading English 86594
Taking ASEAN+1 FTAs Towards the RCEP: A Mapping Study Fukunaga, Yoshifumi Deals with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) launched by ASEAN+6 in November 2012. Conducts stocktaking studies of ASEAN's own FTA and five existing FTAs with six dialogue partners, in order to identify the possible benefits and challenges of RCEP. Finds that the five ASEAN+1 FTAs provide an insufficient level of liberalization in tariffs and trade. Argues that the China-Japan-Korea FTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (T ...Continue Reading English 86533
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
China in EU-East Asia Economic Relations Dai, Bingran Reviews the East Asian Economic Miracle that started with Japan in the 1960s and was followed by the rise of the four Tigers in the 1970s and 1980s. Gives a historical overview of EU-East Asia economic relations since the 1990s. Mentions the roles of ASEAN in taking up regional economic integration since the 1990s. Covers the wider regional scheme with major East Asian partners: China, Japan, and South Korea. Points out that China has bot ...Continue Reading English 86411
EU-Asia Trade Relations Kubo, Hiromasa Gives an overview of the various efforts made since the 1990s to strengthen economic ties between Europe and Asia. Highlights the beginnings of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process and reviews the EU's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with ASEAN, Korea and Japan. Mentions tensions from trade frictions between the EU and Japan. Cautions that some EU countries hesitate to strengthen trade relations with Asian countries because of a perceived insu ...Continue Reading English 86405
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
Research Project on the Indicator Formulation Level of Readiness in Initiating ASEAN Single Currency and the Study of the Impacts on Thai Economy under ASEAN Single Currency, Final Research Report Aims to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses to answer research's question: when it could be possible for ASEAN Common Currency (ACU)? and how ACU would impact on Thai economy?. Focuses on ASEAN-5 having similar level of economic development, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Singapore. Presents theory of Optimum Currency Area (OCA), economic integration, small open economy theory, and financial integration of ...Continue Reading Thai 86399
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
The Roles of Royal Thai (RTN.) for Enhancement of Maritime Security in ASEAN Community Pradit Sirikupt Aims to study the concept and establishment of ASEAN Community, threats and problems affecting maritime security in ASEAN Community and Royal Thai (RTN)'s sea operational missions, and the roles of RTN for enhancement of maritime security. Provides big problems impacted on maritime security derived from conventional threats and non-traditional threat. States that RTN can give naval force for Military role, Constabulary and assistance role, and ...Continue Reading Thai 86312
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
ASEAN-India Eminent Persons' Report to the Leaders Reviews past and current ASEAN-India relations since their beginnings as a sectoral dialogue relationship in 1992. Notes that the volume of mutual trade and investment flows remained relatively low, as opposed to the significant developments in agriculture, forestry and tourism.Indicates a set of guiding principles on which to base the ASEAN-India relationship in the future.Gives recommendations for their future partnership in terms of political ...Continue Reading English 86309
Impact of Liberalization and Improved Connectivity and Facilitation in ASEAN for the ASEAN Economic Community Itakura, Ken Evaluates the impacts of liberalization and improved connectivity and facilitation among the ASEAN member countries. Studies the impacts of liberalization of trade in goods and services. Focuses on liberalization reforms and economic wide effect to ASEAN member countries. Describes database and estimates used in this study such as the Global Trade Analysis Project(GTAP) database and market access maps database. Presents WTO's tariff download f ...Continue Reading English 86304
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