What Is ASEAN And Why Is It Important For Southeast Asia?

The Fight To Control The South China Sea http://bit.ly/1mYyiCX
Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml

As tension rise over the South China Sea, the U.S. is taking more interest in ASEAN nations. So which countries are in ASEAN, and why is their alliance so important?

Learn More:
Obama hosts ASEAN summit, a first in the U.S.
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-asean-summit-qa-20160215-story.html
“President Obama on Monday will kick off a two-day summit with 10 Southeast Asian leaders at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, the first-ever such meeting on U.S. soil.”

The Founding of ASEAN
http://www.asean.org/asean/about-asean/history/
“On 8 August 1967, five leaders – the Foreign Ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – sat down together in the main hall of the Department of Foreign Affairs building in Bangkok, Thailand and signed a document.”

ASEAN: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations
http://www.cfr.org/asia-and-pacific/asean-association-southeast-asian-nations/p18616
“The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is an alliance promoting economic and political cooperation by fostering dialogue among its ten members: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.”

Forging an ASEAN Identity: The Challenge to Construct a Shared Destiny
https://www.academia.edu/981239/Forging_an_ASEAN_Identity_The_Challenge_to_Construct_a_Shared_Destiny
“ASEAN has formulated a planned integration among its ten member nations and has challenged its citizens to embrace a regional identity.”

Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: “Dalbergia”

Subscribe to TestTube News!
http://bitly.com/1iLOHml
_________________________

TestTube News is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It’s a place where curiosity rules and together we’ll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in.

Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubenews

TestTube now has a newsletter! Get a weekly round-up of our most popular videos across all the shows we make here at TestTube. For more info and to sign-up, click here. http://testtube.com/fwd

Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork

TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube

Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez

TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork

TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube

Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq

Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube!
Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su

Comments

comments