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ASEAN Summit Opens in Myanmar

The 25th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is underway. In Myanmar’s capital, Nay Pyi Taw, the summit opened with the host’s expressions of concern about unfulfilled goals. The ASEAN Summit opened with the anthem of the organization - an unfamiliar song to which few of the leaders and Southeast Asian diplomats in attendance could sing along. That reflects the current dilemma of ASEAN’s ten members. Some 48 years after its formation, the organization is still...

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