The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been celebrated and also much criticised in recent years. Celebrations reached something ofacrestwiththe2015inaugurationoftheASEANCommunityâ€“with economic, political-security and socio-cultural pillars1 â€“ and the groupâ€™s 50thanniversaryin2017.Overthesedecades,ASEANhasbecome the convenor of several key forums and Summits not only for its own members but to bring together the major powers in the wider region; these include the ASEAN Regional Forum, the ASEAN Defence Ministers +8 meetings and, for leaders, the East Asia Summit. in this way, ASEAN has emerged as a central actor in the region, offering a form of leadership that belies the groupâ€™s lack of major power status.
|Place of Publication
|Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
|Number of pages
|Published - 2019