Should ASEAN even consider a single currency?

15 February, 2011
By Sóley Ómarsdóttir

Joseph Stiglitz recently said in an interview that when the euro was created, there was general recognition that it would be difficult if one part of Europe ever faced greater shocks than other parts.(1)

Retaking our Position

13 February, 2011
By Tunku 'Abidin Muhriz

These days it is vague to say that the economic and financial difficulties of the US and Europe have given Asia a golden opportunity to take its position as leaders of the world economy.

The Meaning of ASEAN Jamborees

11 February, 2011
By Phar Kim Beng

The ASEAN Charter affirms that leaders from the member states will meet twice a year. When they do meet, they have many bilateral meetings at the side. This is a reflection of the growing

High activity in Southeast Asia, not ASEAN

10 February, 2011
By Tunku 'Abidin Muhriz

November 2011 is proving to be a busy month for Southeast Asia’s political and diplomatic offices. This is in contrast to the end of October, which saw private sector-led initiatives like the CIMB ASEAN

ASEAN’s Growing Importance after Bali Concord III

6 February, 2011
By Phar Kim Beng

No one can dispute that the seriousness about ASEAN has gone up appreciably after the 19th ASEAN Summit in Bali. There are five tell-tale indicators. First of all, Timor-Leste, which used to reject any