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ASEAN’s Limitations in Conflict Resolution

  • Kriengsak Chareonwongsak
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Abstract

Looking at the overall political and security conditions of ASEAN, we can surmise that although major conflicts of interests or values that could lead to war between ASEAN countries could be few, all potential and existing problems reflected the fact that ASEAN has deep limitations in solving its internal conflicts. This chapter addresses some of the limitations that have confined or imprisoned ASEAN in solving conflicts among her member countries. This has caused ASEAN to seek help from mechanisms/powers and agents outside the region to settle their own conflicts. This certainly reduces the potentials of ASEAN in solving its internal conflicts. The first part of the chapter addresses the constraints of ASEAN on regional conflict resolution and prevention and the latter part includes recommendations on overcoming those constraints.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kriengsak Chareonwongsak
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    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Future Studies for DevelopmentBangkokThailand

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