President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks during the 51st annual meeting of the WEF in Davos. Photo: EPA-EFE
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks during the 51st annual meeting of the WEF in Davos. Photo: EPA-EFE
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Karim Raslan

Davos shows Southeast Asia must increasingly look out for its own interests

  • Global gatherings like the World Economic Forum are increasingly providing less and less leadership on the problems faced by the wider global south
  • How can it be a ‘world’ economic forum when the concerns of Asia, which will contribute 60 per cent of global growth by 2030, are disregarded?

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks during the 51st annual meeting of the WEF in Davos. Photo: EPA-EFE
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks during the 51st annual meeting of the WEF in Davos. Photo: EPA-EFE