A tradition of multilateral cooperation among the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has helped the region effectively respond to the coronavirus pandemic and curtail its spread, after early missteps by some governments. While some nations elsewhere have turned inward and have struggled to cope, ASEAN members were able to mobilize regional mechanisms to coordinate a response. ASEAN has demonstrated the advantages of a rules-based regional order capable of addressing a nontraditional threat to security.
ASEAN’s Multilateral Path Through the Pandemic
Mely Caballero-Anthony is a professor of international relations and head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, in Singapore.
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Mely Caballero-Anthony; ASEAN’s Multilateral Path Through the Pandemic. Current History 20 August 2020; 119 (818): 222–227. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2020.119.818.222
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