Can the US-ASEAN Connect Initiative Create Stronger US-ASEAN Economic Relations?

by Sanchita Basu Das

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 339

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: April 7, 2016
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Sanchita Basu Das, Fellow and Lead Researcher (Economic Affairs) at the ASEAN Studies Centre, explains that “While for ASEAN, [US-ASEAN Connect] will make the region more competitive compared to China and India, for the US, a strong and developed ASEAN can help to diversify US investment in Asia and can lessen the influence of an economically rising China.”

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