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News Analysis: US and ASEAN: Partners rather than allies

  • Endy M. Bayuni

    The Jakarta Post

New York | Tue, September 28 2010 | 09:19 am

As the US and ASEAN forge closer ties based on growing mutual strategic interests, the meeting of their leaders in New York last week indicated that they are likely to proceed as partners rather than becoming allies.Political and security issues, which usually underpin alliances between nations, are part of this evolving relationship, but they take a backseat to economic and soft power issues, sug...

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