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Integration Versus Security Poses Dilemma for SE Asia

A high-level U.N. meeting Friday in Bangkok is expected to address how Southeast Asia’s economic integration will lead to more transnational criminal activity and public security threats.  Southeast Asia’s planned economic integration in the coming years is hoped to boost economic growth by lowering barriers to trade and travel. But those measures are also expected to allow transnational criminal groups freer reign.  The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime says Asian authorities...

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