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Towards the ASEAN Community 2015 Prapat Thepchatree Gives basic information on the ASEAN Studies Project (ASP) of Thammasat University. Presents the panel discussion on Towards the ASEAN Community 2015 , covering a special lecture by Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN. Shares views on the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) by Mr. Kasit Piromya, including views on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by Dr. Somphop Manarangsan, and the ASEAN Socio-cultural Community (ASCC) by Su ...Continue Reading Thai 82599
Thailand and the Chairmanship of ASEAN Presents the panel discussion on Thailand and the chairmanship of ASEAN, assessing the success from the points of views of political scientist, economist, businessman, and civil society. Mentions Thailand's priorities to realizing the commitments under the ASEAN Charter, revitalizing the commitments under the ASEAN Charter, revitalizing a people-centered community, and reinforcing human development and security for all the peoples of the region. ...Continue Reading Thai 82592
ASEAN: An Adjustment for New Challenges Studies ASEAN under the process of globalization, considering the impacts of globalization and the stream of anti-terrorism. Analyzes development of ASEAN cooperation on politics and security during the Cold War, Post-Cold War, and globalization periods. Studies the 1997 economic crisis with the case of Indonesia, looking at Malaysia under globalization. Considers the economic crises, the country's responses and challenges with the case studie ...Continue Reading Thai 82551
Explaining the Institutional Flexibility of the ASEAN Regional Forum: A Rationalist First-cut Li Yu-wai, Vic Reviews briefly the theoretical context and pertinent issues of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the idea of the ASEAN Way . Provides an alternative perspective to the ASEAN institutional modality, one that has defined the ARF since establishment, by conceptualizing it as endogenous institutional choice through a rationalist perspective. Examines the emergence and development of the ARF, identifying the flexible institutional features and de ...Continue Reading English 82520
Flowers of ASEAN Sunait Chutintaranond Compiles national flowers of 10 ASEAN countries, presenting each flower with photo and description. Deals with Simpor of Brunei Darussalam, Rumdui of Cambodia, Moon Orchid of Indonesia, Champa of Laos, Bunga Raya of Malaysia, Paduak of Myanmar, Sampaguita Jasmine of the Philippines, Vanda Miss Joaquim of Singapore, Ratchaphruek of Thailand, and Lotus of Viet Nam. Multilanguage 82052
ERIA Study to further Improve the ASEAN Economic Community Scorecard: The Philippines Examines the state of investment liberalization and facilitation in the Philippines. Covers trade facilitation, and transport and logistics services regulatory regime. Uses survey questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussions complemented by secondary data provided by national and international agencies. Presents an analysis of the main issues and challenges of the implementation of the Philippine national single window. Reveals a la ...Continue Reading English 82007
Breaking Down ASEAN's Walls Tomero, Purple S Considers how the picture of press freedom in ASEAN is bleak. Recommends to hold a press conference on a more regular basis in the upcoming ASEAN summit in 2010. Mentions examples of threats against press freedom in ASEAN meetings, sharing views to open up and regard the media with less suspicion. English 81399
The 17th ASEAN Summit: Getting Closer to a Community Fitriani, Evi Introduces the 17th ASEAN Summit which ten heads of states of ASEAN will meet in Hanoi in 2010 to craft the roadmap for ASEAN community building. Analyzes how Vietnam has been trying to enhance its regional role as a mediator and catalyst of the regional community-building process. Considers realistic action to implement the vision towards the ASEAN community, mentioning the topics of social interaction among the people in ASEAN member countrie ...Continue Reading English 81398
Iran Looks at Asia and Thailand Dollaya Tiantong Analyzes Iran's Look East Policy, considering Iran's high priority of China and India. Considers Southeast Asia under Iran's policy, focusing on the relations with ASEAN through the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). Looks at bilateral relations between Thailand and Iran, dealing with economic relations, cooperation on energy, and foreign relations. Thai 81390
ASEAN on the Path to ASEAN Community in 2015: The Status Quo and Challenges Suphaphan Tangtrongphairoj Introduces background of the ASEAN Community, describing its three pillars i.e.: ASEAN Political-Security Community, ASEAN Economic Community, and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. Analyzes the ASEAN Charter in details which reflect the progress of ASEAN. Mentions challenges for the ASEAN community, citing the problems of democratic development and political system of member countries, security, economic conditions, ASEAN identity, and balance of ...Continue Reading Thai 81386
International and Regional Cooperation: Asia's Role and Responsibilities Drysdale, Peter Describes the evolution and state of play in Asian regional cooperation. Discusses the challenges that Asia faces in aligning regional and global objectives in financial, trade, climate change, and foreign investment. Focuses on Asia's changing position in the world economy and regional legacy, financial and monetary cooperation, and global and regional trade agendas. Asks whether established regional institutions and architecture are up to th ...Continue Reading English 81342
Increasing the Competitiveness of Thai Manufacturing Industries under the New International Economic Environment (Phase 1), Final Report Studies utilization of tariff preference, utilization of cooperation programs and Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs), effects of FTAs on international trade and industrial production, and other topics of concern relating to FTAs. Describes trade relations between Thailand and other countries, including China, ASEAN members, Japan, Australia, and India. Summarizes FTAs of ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), ...Continue Reading Thai 81247
Report on the Effects of Free Trade Agreements on International Trade and the Adjustment of Thai Production Sector: An Analysis by Econometric Model and General Equilibrium Model, Project for the Enhancement of Competitive Capabilities of Industrial Sector Under Thailand's International Economic Policy (Phase 1) Explores the effects of Thailand Free Trade Area agreements (FTAs) on its international trade flows, and the effects on sectoral adjustment after those FTAs were implemented. Provides an analysis of an econometric method to estimate the likely effects of FTAs on Thailand exports and imports. States that all current Thai FTAs i.e. ASEAN FTA (AFTA), ASEAN-China FTA (ACFTA), Thailand-India FTA (TIFTA), Thailand-Australia FTA (TAFTA), Japan-Thailan ...Continue Reading Thai 81246
Business Practices in Southeast Asia: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Theravada Buddhist Countries Hipsher, Scott A Traces Theravada Buddhist Southeast Asia, and explores the cultural connections, common business and work practices in four ASEAN countries: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. Introduces Theravada Buddhism and the life of the Buddha, highlighting business strategies, tactical management, marketing, finance labour relations, operational management, and internationalization strategies. Covers topics on Theravada Buddhism and democracy, politic ...Continue Reading English 81218
Journal of HR Intelligence Compiles various articles such as Thailand human vision 2014, and characteristics of youth in ASEAN countries. Studies home, temple, school in relation to the use of sufficiency economy to promote family strength. Studies factors influencing the shortage of warehouse workers at the industry and firm levels. Presents a study of push factors and pull factors of Filipino skilled labor in Thailand. Considers the influences of language barriers an ...Continue Reading Thai 81124
Politics of Modern Southeast Asia: Critical Issues in Modern Politics, Volume IV. Development, Crises, Cooperation Contains 15 articles written by various authors, and investigates the political economy and consequences of economic development in the region. Addresses the role of the state in economic development, the origins of developmental institutions, the political-institutional foundations of economic governance and growth, and the political economy of rapid economic growth in the high-performing Southeast Asian economies. Includes prominent criticism ...Continue Reading English 81115
ASEAN: Life After the Charter Contains an in-depth analysis of the ASEAN Charter and its implementation, considering the goods and investment instruments that ASEAN has recently adopted. Deals with the key areas of legal personality conferred on ASEAN by the Charter. Looks at the legislation and other measures required by ASEAN member states to comply with the Charter. Covers the plan, progress and related issues relating to ASEAN's new trade in goods and comprehensive inv ...Continue Reading English 81020
ASEAN Annual Report 2009-2010: Bridging Markets Connecting Peoples Reports the achievements of ASEAN during 2009-2010, reviewing significant developments under three pillars of the ASEAN Community, namely: ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Deals with ASEAN's efforts to integrate the markets in the Southeast Asia region through free trade arrangements and to build an ASEAN community. Presents the 16th ASEAN summit in brief, ASEA ...Continue Reading English 80947
The Global Economic Crisis: Implications for ASEAN Discusses the impact of current global economic crisis on ASEAN member countries and its community-building process, providing views with policy suggestions through the lens of regional security, the social impact, and the economy and finance. Compiles background papers related to the discussion, studying the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) and the financial crisis. Analyzes whether changes in economic relationships will have an impac ...Continue Reading English 80868
Farm Produce and Food: Decreasing Output, Exports Boosted by FTAs Considers Thai exports of farm products and agro-industrial goods in 2010. Mentions export value to trade partners e.g. China, ASEAN, Japan, U.S., and EU. Analyzes the matter of exports in terms of tariff reductions, volume of crop products to China and ASEAN, and value of processed goods to ASEAN. Covers the matter of imports, trade balance affected by FTAs, and trade disputes relating to non-tariff barrier measures. Suggests infrastructure ...Continue Reading Thai 80769