ASEAN Can Lead Sustainable And Inclusive Economic Development, Here’s How

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are gathering for their 35th summit in Bangkok this week to chart a course for the region’s economic future. As we’ve argued before, Southeast Asia is re-emerging as a theater for major powers to exert geopolitical might through economic means. Amid rising headwinds in the global economy, geopolitical tensions, and the arrival of mega-initiatives like China’s Belt and Road (BRI), the ten-member bloc’s role in shepherding diplomacy across the wider Asia-Pacific region is more important now than ever.

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Deepali Khanna