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Forty Years of ASEAN: A Historical Review Narine, Shaun Assesses the development of ASEAN during its 40 years history (1967-2007). Considers how ASEAN has evolved in response to many external forces and influences and has played a limited role in shaping the political and security environments. Looks at ASEAN's norms and practices, discussing ASEAN's role in Vietnam's invasion of Cambodia, and its role in the post-Cold War era. Mentions the evolution of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). Reviews East ...Continue Reading English 76321
40 Years of ASEAN: Perspectives, Performance and Lessons for Change Ruland, Jurgen Reviews background of the existing theoretical and empirical state of the ASEAN research on the occasion of ASEAN's fourth decade. Deals with multiple perspectives on ASEAN in terms of interests, order and governance. Presents the realist and English school perspectives on order in Southeast Asia, including liberal perspectives on ASEAN's weak institutionalization, and constructivist perspectives on ASEAN. Mentions some articles on ASEAN and k ...Continue Reading English 76320
The ASEAN Community: Unblocking the Roadblocks Deals with a workshop on The ASEAN Community: Unblocking the Roadblocks , identifying the roadblocks to ASEAN economic integration. Looks at challenges in implementing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint. Considers the future of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the role of ASEAN in it. Indicates challenges in designing the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint. Provides the criticism of the ASEAN Charter and its mechanis ...Continue Reading English 76208
Evaluation of UNDP's Second Regional Cooperation Framework for Asia and the Pacific 2002-2006 Folke, Steen Assesses the performance, achievements and results of UNDP's Regional Cooperation Framework (RCF) in the Asia-Pacific region during 2002-2006. Evaluates the range of strategic partnerships formed and UNDP's strategic positioning in ASEAN and the wider region. Presents a profile of the Asia-Pacific region, including ASEAN, with regards to geography level of development population growth political systems HIV prevalence and Millenium Develop ...Continue Reading English 76054
ASEAN Economic Community: AEC Presents background of ASEAN since its establishment, considering the achievements in terms of ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS), Framework Agreement on the ASEAN Investment Area (AIA), and ASEAN Industrial Cooperation (AICO). Describes the process of dispute settlement in ASEAN, dealing with the evolution of ASEAN economic cooperation (AEC). Highlights the objective and characteristic of AEC, describing ...Continue Reading Thai 75894
The ASEAN Charter Presents charter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), covering 55 articles under 13 chapters. Deals with chapters of the purposes and principles, legal personality, membership, organs, entities associated with ASEAN, immunities and privileges, decision-making, settlement of disputes, budget and finance, administration and procedure, identity and symbols, external relations, general and final provisions. Includes annexes on ASE ...Continue Reading English 75780
ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint Introduces the commitment to accelerate the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) with the elements of single market and production base with free flow of goods, services, investments, capital and skilled labour. Details characteristics and elements of AEC with actions for implementation, covering the competitive economic region equitable economic development and integration into the global economy. Provides strategic schedule f ...Continue Reading English 75762
Achievement on Foreign Affairs of the Government of General Surayud Chulanont, October 2006 - January 2008 Presents major operations on foreign affairs under the government of General Surayud Chulanont during October 2006-January 2008. Deals with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the publicity of the royal initiative projects of H.M.King Bhumipol Adulyadej. Highlights the proactive foreign policy, dealing with the strengthening of ASEAN, and the roles of Thailand in the framework of United Nations and the world arena. Mentions the diplomacy for Thai ...Continue Reading Thai 75732
ASEAN Summit 2007: Creating Stronger Bonds Presents information on the Declaration on the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint in 2007, mentioning the previous agreements on free trade areas, services, and investment. Suggests ASEAN to demonstrate its internal readiness to support the goal of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. Considers the open door policy toward economies outside the ASEAN, toward FTA agreements between ASEAN and with other nations. Recommends Thailand to hasten ...Continue Reading Thai 75456
ASEAN Severino, Rodolso C Examines the beginnings and expansion of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), looking at the roles of ASEAN in regional security and regional economy. Studies the early stage of economic cooperation, leading to economic integration and financial cooperation. Considers the ASEAN response to the 2003 SARS crisis, covering ASEAN cooperation in environment, natural disasters, human rights, and regional identity. Looks at ASEAN's ext ...Continue Reading English 74664
History of the Development of Thai-Vietnamese Relations (1976-2000) Wang Khak Nam Summizes historical relationship between Thailand and Vietnam from the year 1883 to 1975, in connection with the Indochina War and the Vietnam War. Emphasizes their relationships during 1976-1989, related to the conflicts between Vietnam and China, military cooperation between China and Thailand, and Cambodian problems. Considers the relaxation in Thailand and Vietnam relations from 1989 to 2000, regarding their international relations, their r ...Continue Reading Thai 74298
Introduction: ASEAN-Facing the Fifth Decade Chin, Kin Wah Draws observations about ASEAN in over forty years of regional cooperation, regarding successful security and diplomatic community, and economic integration. Considers interconnectedness and interdependence between domestic stability and regional order, examining the process of globalization and democratization at different levels of development. English 74228
Brick by Brick: The Building of An ASEAN Economic Community Studies the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), discussing the building blocks of AEC in terms of ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), ASEAN Investment Area (AIA), and ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS). Examines steps necessary for ASEAN to become a single market, looking at diallenge of economic integration for transitional economies of Southeast Asia. Reviews regional tariffs and trade as well as non-tariff barriers to trade ...Continue Reading English 73983
Revisiting Southeast Asian Regionalism Compiles articles on Southeast Asian regionalism, considering ASEAN and its integration without a clear vision. Analyzes neo-liberalism and the working people of Southeast Asia, looking at emerging problems in an economic relation between China and Southeast Asia. Deals with China's rise and its increasing role in ASEAN, studying development and plunder in the Mekong region. Examines the struggles fro self-determination in Southeast Asia, stud ...Continue Reading English 73706
Know Your ASEAN Provides facts on ASEAN's establishment, membership, financing and decision-making. Recalls the association's contributions to regional security. Explains what ASEAN is doing to integrate the regional cooperation on the environment, infectious diseases, counter-terrorism, poverty reduction with other countries and international institutions Multilanguage 73674
Southeast Asian Affairs 2007 Addresses regional and domestic political, economic, security, and social developments in Southeast Asia during 2006. Contains 20 articles of 11 country surveys, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Reveals how Southeast Asian economies demonstrated vibrant growth in 2006 and a better capacity to deal with internal and external schocks. Indicates the ...Continue Reading English 73103
Reaping Benefits from Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) Studies the impacts of free trade agreements (FTAs) between Thailand and Japan (JTEPA), ASEAN-China (ACFTA), Thailand-Australia (TAFTA), Thailand-New Zealand (CER), and Thailand-India (TIFTA). Expects these trade agreements to bring about benefits to Thai exporters by providing cost advantages to Thai products. Focuses on the impacts of these FTAs on thai manufacturing products, providing policy recommendations to enable Thai exporters and impo ...Continue Reading Thai 72938
Yearbook of Asian Affairs 2006 Gives in-depth information on the rapidly evolving trends in Asia as well as analyses of trends during 2005 in politics, economics, and foreign relations based on field studies and local materials. Provides a comprehensive understanding of the state affairs in Asia, taking up such themes as free trade agreements (FTAs), the first East Asia Summit, the United States and Asia, and the efforts of soaring oil prices. Encompasses 13 major countries, ...Continue Reading English 72597
ASEAN Innovation Management Discusses experiences and lessons on innovation management at both national and regional levels in the Asia-Pacific region, dealing with government institution support measures, education for innovation and the establishment of a regional network for innovation management. Investigates mechanisms to protect and reward the creation of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Asian region, examining the definition of IP and the mechanism to incentivize f ...Continue Reading English 72452
Southeast Asia in Search of an ASEAN Community: Insights from the Former ASEAN Secretary-General Severino, Rodolfo C Addresses major concerns that have faced ASEAN in the past, analyzing how ASEAN is reinventing itself to face the transnational challenges of the 21st century. Discusses the ASEAN Way in terms of its nature and origins. Deals with the question of membership in ASEAN, the issue of non-interference, the ASEAN role in regional security, the integration of regional economy, as well as ASEAN and the World. Includes an analysis of the ASEAN commun ...Continue Reading English 71913