Dalpino, Catharin
January 2009
Southeast Asian Affairs;2009, p3
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the regional international organization the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its activities in 2008. The organization's ratification of a Charter making it a formal organization rather than a consulting body is examined. The actions of the organization in both assisting and criticizing the government of Burma in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis are discussed, as are the effects of the global financial crisis on member states.


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