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1. FTAs: BUILDING BLOCKS FOR
INTEGRATIONOctober - December 2007Interview
with Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani, Director General for ASEAN Cooperation,
Department of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia
HAS THE US DOWNPLAYED ITS PRESENCE IN ASEAN?January
- March 2008Scot Marciel, the United States’ deputy
assistant-secretary for East Asia and the Pacific
3. CREATING ASEAN IDENTITY THE
CHEERLEADER’S 100 DAYS IN OFFICEApril - June
2008Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director of the
European Services Forum
4. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ASEAN TURNS 41?July -
September 2008- Off the menu : Skits and Stage Acts-
For Fear of Irrelevance- Asean’s Human Rights Brush-up- A
Windfall for the Junta
BUILDING A LEGAL BASIS FOR ASEAN Exclusive InterviewNovember -
December 2008Scot Marciel, U.S. Ambassador to
Asean.Asean’s first ever envoy among the key trade partners recaps the
experience in the region and argues why Asean has been and will be an
important partner for the U.S.
6. A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITYJanuary -
February 2009The business investment summit to be
held alongside the Asean Summit is expected to bring initiatives to
mitigate global crisis impact on the private sector and identify opportunities
amidst the challenges, said Arin Jira, chairman of the Asean Business Advisory
GETTING THAILAND BACK ON ITS FEETMarch - April 2009Challenges
await the new prime minister. And Abhisit needs to work hard and fast
to revive the economy and keep strifeprone politics under control. Will
he be able to pull it off ? (Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajia)
8. POST ASEAN SUMMIT: PRIVATE
SECTOR’S PERSPECTIVEMay -June 2009From
constructive criticism to outright disappointment - widely varied
feedback given by private business in the region provide valuable food
for thought for fellow Asean investors and policy-makers as well.
9. SHIFTING THE FOCUS BACK ON THE REGIONJuly
- August 2009The current crisis is teaching Asean,
‘taken hostage by the markets in the West’, to rethink and restructure
their business models to build products that are more suitable to supply
domestic markets. Speakers at the recent Asean Leadership Forum in
Bangkok may be signalling the rise of regionalism.
10. ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY IS THE BLOC
READY?September - October 2009Asean
has kept its integration scheduled for 2015. Yet the trade bloc and its
member governments need to ensure the complaints and concerns are
addressed, necessary readjustments made, and take into account the
expectations on the part of non-Asean investors and trade partners.
11. MUCH ADO ABOUT AICHRNovember
- December 2009The Asean Intergovernmental
Commission on Human Rights, or AICHR, came into existence at the 15th
Summit in Cha-Am. Don’t try to follow the adage: Watch what they do, not
what they say. For Asean, ‘looks’ still matter when it comes to the
subject of human rights.
SIZE MATTERS FOR ASEANJanuary - February 2010The
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) entered the year 2010
with thelaunches of multiple FTAs as the first of the five year
countdown to the Asean EconomicCommunity, or the single market, in
IS THE SINGLE MARKET DRIVE ON TRACK?March - April 2010After
the simultaneous launch of free trade deals with China, India,
Australia and New Zealand along with its own – Afta - in January this
year, Asean seems to be highly distracted by the United States and the
European Union renewing their free trade drives in the region. This
distraction is raising concerns for the timely launch of the
much-awaited Single Market, scheduled for 2015.
ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY IS ON TRACKSeptember - October 2010Rafidah Aziz, former International Trade Minister for Malaysia, discusses how the Asean Economic Community is On Track.
15. I SEE NO HOPE FOR BURMA November - December 2010Former U.S. ambassador to Thailand, Ralph L. (Skip) Boyce
discusses his new role as President - Boeing Southeast Asia
and reflects on developments in Thailand and Myanmar.
16. THE BLACK SHEP REMAINS BLACKNovember - December 2010Commission
on Human Rights, or AICHR, came into existence at the 15th Summit in
Cha-Am. Don’t try to follow the adage: Watch what they do, not what they
say. For Asean, ‘looks’ still matter when it comes to the subject of
17. ASEAN SETS ITS OWN COURSEJanuary - February 2011Noel Jones, Ph.D, looks at the coming of the Asean ready for the AEC? View Sample
Economic Community in 2015 and how the member
countries will adapt.
18. THE FUTURE OF INDONESIA-ASEAN
RELATIONS March - April 2011Tulus Tambunan analyzes the complex Indonesia-Asean relationship
and reaches some interesting conclusions.
19. HELPING THAILAND GO GLOBALMay - June 2011Thailand’s former foreign minister, Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, details his foreign policy approach to making Thailand more visible on the world stage.
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