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Going global: ASEAN and international organizations

  • Jürgen Rüland

Freiburg, Germany | Wed, October 10 2012 | 09:01 am

PREMIUM “ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations” was the theme Indonesia chose when it became ASEAN Chair in 2011. One reason for this choice may have been that the government believes a globally more pro-active ASEAN would boost Indonesia’s own aspirations for a greater global role.

However, the theme also acknowledges that only if Southeast Asia acts collectively in international...