This is an annual review of significant developments and trends in Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on the ASEAN countries. Aimed at giving the reader a broad grasp of current regional affairs, this volume contains 21 articles dealing with such themes as international conflict and co-operation, political stability and economic growth and development.
Part 1 The region: the international politics of Southeast Asian issues in 1989, Khaw Guat Hoon; performance and prospects of the Southeast Asian economies - an overview, Rosario G. Manasan; cross-border labour flows in Southeast Asia - patterns and prospects, S. Gunasekaran, Gerard Sullivan; China 1989 in perspective, Wang Gungwu. Part 2 Brunei: the changing international image of Brunei, Zainal Kling. Part 3 Indonesia: towards greater maturity in Indonesia?, Ngandani; the Indonesian economy facing the 1990s - structural transformation and economic deregulation, Sjagrir. Part 4 Kampuchea: diplomacy over the Kampuchean question, Eero Palmujoki. Part 5 Laos: Laos - taking the pragmatic road, Ng Shui Meng; Lao-Thai trade - an aggiornamento through trial and error, Pheuiphanh Ngaosyvanthn. Part 6 Malaysia: Malaysia - forging a plan for the future, Gordon P. Means; Malaysia's new economic policy - after 1990, H. Osman-Rani. Part 7 Myanmar: the Burmese way to capitalism, Jogn Badgley; agriculture in Myanmar - what has happened to Asia's rice bowl? Mya Than. Part 8 Philippines: a gathering crisis in the Philippines, John Laurence Avila; the "mini-marshal plan" for the Philippines, Steven Rood. Part 9 Singapore: Singapore - continuity in change as the new guard's agenda becomes clearer, Garry Rodan; towards a sustained recovery in the Singapore economy and the "new Capitalism"?, Cheah Hock Beng. Part 10 Thailand: Thailand - democracy ascendant in the Golden Peninsula, Donald E. Weatherbee; changing structure and rising dynamism in the Thai economy, Narongchai Akrasanee and Atchana Wattananukit. Part 11 Vietnam: Vietnam - renovation in transition?, Kim Ninh.