A Strategic Re-Engagement Perspective for ASEAN and the United States


Eul-Soo Pang

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 59


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: April 29, 2010
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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There has been increasing sentiment between Washington and individual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries that the bilateral relationship between ASEAN and the United States must be restructured to reflect rapidly changing realities. For decades, Cold War-obsessed Americans have seen security as the first and foremost concern in Southeast Asia, while Southeast Asians have emphasized economic growth and overall development as their top priorities. Eul-Soo Pang discusses the future of a strategic re-engagement between ASEAN and the United States.

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