Filipino police officers patrol the vicinity of the venue of the Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Manila, on August 6. Asean, which turns 50 this year, rarely celebrates itself, and critics have long predicted its imminent demise, but there are good reasons to consider its model. Photo: EPA

Asean at 50 is a model that has aged surprisingly well

Edith Terry says some of the grouping’s traits once seen as weaknesses – its lowest-common-denominator approach, for one – hold up well today amid disappointment with the Bretton Woods institutions

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Filipino police officers patrol the vicinity of the venue of the Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Manila, on August 6. Asean, which turns 50 this year, rarely celebrates itself, and critics have long predicted its imminent demise, but there are good reasons to consider its model. Photo: EPA
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