From Conflict to Collaboration: Institution-Building in East Asia

Published: 2008    |    By: Shaun Narine    |    Volume 65, No. 5


There is so much written about China these days that we sometimes forget that there is a good deal more to East Asia than one massive country.Shaun Narine’s article takes us through the fascinating and important story of the building of regional institutions in East Asia, centering on the birth in 1967 of ASEAN–the Association of Southeast Asian Nations–and its development over the past four decades.

About the Author

Shaun Narine is Associate Professor of International Relations at St.Thomas University.