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Asean and European Union: A North-South success story

In these unsettling times, both sides can do more together to defend shared values and ideals.

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

The terms "north" and "south" have special meanings in the vocabulary of political science and international relations.

The term, North, refers to the rich or developed countries, which are usually located in the Northern Hemisphere. The term, South, refers to the poor or developing countries, which are usually located in the Southern Hemisphere. Relations between North and South have often been contentious.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 05, 2018, with the headline 'Asean and European Union: A North-South success story'. Subscribe