18 December 2015
The outlook for Asean integration is mixed, with a slowing China and nationalistic instincts curbing prospects.
Some months ago, these pages were illumined by an interesting exchange between two distinguished Singapore diplomats over the future of the Asean project. Barry Desker, former head of the Trade Development Board and erstwhile envoy to Indonesia, argued that looking beyond 2015, the key concern was that Asean integration remains an illusion.
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