30 Apr '16, 6am

Whither ASEAN–The View of a Pessimist? https://t.co/2bnMPde7uB

Whither ASEAN–The View of a Pessimist? https://t.co/2bnMPde7uB

Whither ASEAN–The View of a Pessimist? by Philip Bowring http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/obituary-association-southeast-asian-nations/ As 2016 chair of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Laotian People’s Democratic Republic is leading the group toward political irrelevance. And that is doubtless how China, the hand controlling the Laotian glove puppet, would like to see it. The three minnows of ASEAN, Brunei, Cambodia and Laos, have just undermined ASEAN’s efforts to present some sort of a united front questioning China’s claims and activities in the South China Sea. Feeble though these have been, with endless talk of a developing a Code of Conduct making scant headway, they have at least been commonly agreed. Meanwhile China has continued aggressive actions, reclaiming land, driving Filipinos from the Scarborough Shoal which lies well within the...

Full article: https://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/whither-asean...

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