East Asian Institutionalism: Where do we go now?
Date of Issue2005-12-15
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
THE inaugural meeting of the East Asia Summit (EAS) is an important event for the region. As a new grouping of 16 members, the EAS is a distinct institutional expression that may complement the activities of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), and the ASEAN+3 (APT). Besides its raison d’etre and its potential relevance in the coming years, the creation of a new regional arrangement forces us to reflect on the kind of institutional architecture being developed in East Asia today.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 090-05
Nanyang Technological University