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PacNet #60 – Decisions Needed: ASEAN and Asian Regionalism

November 13, 2008

Southeast Asia is an essential component of Asia’s economic and political ascendance that broadly impacts on United States interests in this increasingly integrated world. Energizing U.S. relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is essential to build healthy regionalism and advance key interests with U.S. allies and strategic partners, especially Indonesia, not to mention India and China.