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The ASEAN Studies Centre is devoted to research on issues that pertain to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as an institution and a process.

This is distinct from ISEAS’ broader concerns with respect to Southeast Asia.

How to multilateralise Asian regionalism

The Lead Economist (Trade and Regional Cooperation) at the Asian Development Bank, Jayant Menon, discusses the "Asian noodle bowl" and the two key proposals to deal with it:  "consolidation and harmonisation", in his article for the East Asia Forum, first published on 6 January 2013.  To read the full article, please click here.