Between Vision and Reality

Perception of the ASEAN Economic Community in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia

From KAS International Reports 1/2016

On 22 November 2015, the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) decided to form an economic community. The integration process thus initiated might unleash further growth potential in the already dynamic region. However, whether a regional consciousness or even a common regional identity will develop in the process, remains to be seen.


Denis Schrey, Michael Winzer, Thomas Yoshimura


Berlin, April 4, 2016