Indonesia Expands ASEAN's Role


Kavi Chongkittavorn

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 111


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: May 19, 2011
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Indonesia, holder of the ASEAN Chair for 2011 and host of the 18th ASEAN Summit held on May 7-8 in Jakarta, clearly aspires to create new opportunities for ASEAN by contributing to problem solving within a globalized world. However, to achieve this goal, ASEAN needs to develop into a more rules-based institution. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University, explains that this will include strengthening existing conflict resolution mechanisms pertaining to regional peace and stability, and creating new ones that consolidate overall ASEAN solidarity.

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