From the left, Myanmar Health Minister Thet Khaing Win, Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin and South Korea’s Vice-Health Minister Lee Ki-il meet at the Asean Plus Three Health Ministers’ Meeting in Nusadua, Bali, Indonesia, on May 15. Photo: EPA-EFE
From the left, Myanmar Health Minister Thet Khaing Win, Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin and South Korea’s Vice-Health Minister Lee Ki-il meet at the Asean Plus Three Health Ministers’ Meeting in Nusadua, Bali, Indonesia, on May 15. Photo: EPA-EFE
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

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Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

The ‘Asean way’ has more to offer Asia than a Nato-like security alliance

  • Caught in the bruising US-China contest for influence in the region and other challenges, Asia must find better ways to resolve conflict and promote economic development
  • With its strong and peaceful growth, unassuming Asean may provide some answers