In the kick-off to season four, Inside the Issues co-host and CIGI Chair of Global Security David Welch welcomes Shaun Narine, Associate Professor, St. Thomas University for a discussion on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). After a brief history, Narine notes that while often perceived as an economic organization, ASEAN is more akin to a political pact focused on peaceful regional engagement. While the complexities of inter-ASEAN and regional dynamics make cooperation efforts increasingly complex, the organization is striving to create an ASEAN community focused on economics, culture and security by 2015. 

Join co-hosts David Welch, CIGI Chair of Global Security and Dr. Andrew Thompson for the fourth season of Inside the Issues — a weekly podcast series — as they share timely and candid discussions with global governance experts on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics and International Law.
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