Asean: Seize initiative to act now on North-east Asia, South Asia

Asean has a strategic window of opportunity right now to act in a way that can cement its centrality in regional affairs, and showcase what an organised grouping can do for regional peace.

If it steps up, it has a chance to create a dynamic-changing possibility, however fragile and tentative, of a peace regime in North-east Asia and South Asia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 28, 2019, with the headline 'Asean: Seize initiative to act now on N-E Asia, South Asia'. Print Edition | Subscribe