Monday, April 29, 2013

Wrap-up of the 22nd ASEAN Summit

Last week the ASEAN Summit and its associated preparatory meetings took place in Brunei.  Here are a few developments related to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC):

Of course, the biggest development of the ASEAN Summit in Brunei was the lack of controversy regarding the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea issue. This represents a success for Brunei’s “no-drama” approach to the ASEAN Chair role, an approach welcomed after last year’s term with Cambodia as ASEAN Chair.