A Critical Assessment of ASEAN’s Diplomacy Regarding the South China Sea

  • Walter Lohman


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is many things to its members. In part, it acts as a security community. Its successful effort in peacefully resolving conflict among its members is a matter of historical record. It has been unable, however, to extend the norms accompanying this success to managing the South China Sea dispute. Rather than unite in an effort to encompass China in the benefits of a security community, member countries have used the organisation to meet their individual national interests.


Security Community Central Intelligence Agency Territorial Dispute Chinese Investment ASEAN Member 
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