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Roundtable: ASEAN at Fifty and Beyond

Roundtable: ASEAN at Fifty and Beyond Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 39, No. 2 (2017), pp. 229–87 DOI: 10.1355/cs39-2a © 2017 ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute ISSN 0129-797X print / ISSN 1793-284X electronic Roundtable: AsEaN at Fifty and Beyond One of the most recognizable and durable regional intergovernmental organizations in the world, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will commemorate its golden jubilee on 8 August 2017, fifty years after the signing of the ASEAN Declaration in Bangkok by Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. The “ASEAN-5” were later joined by Brunei on 7 January 1984, Vietnam on 28 July 1995, Laos and Myanmar on 23 July 1997 and Cambodia on 30 April 1999, comprising what is today the ten member states of ASEAN. To mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN’s establishment, the editors of Contemporary Southeast Asia invited eight senior policy practitioners and academics to chart the organization’s evolution, assess its successes and failures and contemplate its future development. In the first article, Marty Natalegawa highlights the “transformative” contributions ASEAN has made to regional dynamics, especially its key roles in building strategic trust among the countries of Southeast Asia, insulating the region from Great Power politics and promoting a people-centred outlook. In http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Roundtable: ASEAN at Fifty and Beyond


Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 39, No. 2 (2017), pp. 229–87 DOI: 10.1355/cs39-2a © 2017 ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute ISSN 0129-797X print / ISSN 1793-284X electronic Roundtable: AsEaN at Fifty and Beyond One of the most recognizable and durable regional intergovernmental organizations in the world, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will commemorate its golden jubilee on 8 August 2017, fifty years after the signing of the ASEAN Declaration in Bangkok by Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. The “ASEAN-5” were later joined by Brunei on 7 January 1984, Vietnam on 28 July 1995, Laos and Myanmar on 23 July 1997 and Cambodia on 30 April 1999, comprising what is today the ten member states of ASEAN. To mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN’s establishment, the editors of Contemporary Southeast Asia invited eight senior policy practitioners and academics to chart the organization’s evolution, assess its successes and failures and contemplate its future development. In the first article, Marty Natalegawa highlights the “transformative” contributions ASEAN has made to regional dynamics, especially its key roles in building strategic trust among the countries of Southeast Asia, insulating the region from Great Power politics and promoting a people-centred outlook. In the second article, Tang Siew Mun also examines the transformative effects ASEAN has wrought on regional politics, but questions whether the organization’s founding principles and practices are sufficient to meet the current and future geoeconomic and geopolitical challenges facing Southeast Asia. In the third article, Walter Woon appraises the ASEAN Charter a decade after it came into effect. As Woon notes, the purpose of the Charter was to provide ASEAN with a legal personality, put the...
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Contemporary Southeast Asia Vol. 39, No. 2 (2017), pp. 229–87 DOI: 10.1355/cs39-2a © 2017 ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute ISSN 0129-797X print / ISSN 1793-284X electronic Roundtable: AsEaN at Fifty and Beyond One of the most recognizable and durable regional intergovernmental organizations in the world, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will commemorate its golden jubilee on 8 August 2017, fifty years after the signing of the ASEAN Declaration in Bangkok by Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. The “ASEAN-5” were later joined by Brunei on 7 January 1984, Vietnam on 28 July 1995, Laos and Myanmar on 23 July 1997 and Cambodia on 30 April 1999, comprising what is today the ten member states of ASEAN. To mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN’s establishment, the editors of Contemporary Southeast Asia invited eight senior policy practitioners and academics to chart the organization’s evolution, assess its successes and failures and contemplate its future development. In the first article, Marty Natalegawa highlights the “transformative” contributions ASEAN has made to regional dynamics, especially its key roles in building strategic trust among the countries of Southeast Asia, insulating the region from Great Power politics and promoting a people-centred outlook. In

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Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic AffairsInstitute of Southeast Asian Studies

Published: Aug 23, 2017

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