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NBR Analysis (Jul 2013)

The ASEAN Regional Forum: Beyond the Talk Shop?

Sheldon W. Simon

In this NBR Analysis Brief, Sheldon W. Simon examines the outcomes of this year’s ASEAN Regional Forum meeting. He argues that the forum serves primarily as a "talk shop" for confidence-building and has yet to move to preventive diplomacy or conflict resolution. Despite this limitation, Simon concludes that the forum still offers good value for U.S. foreign policy.

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The ASEAN Regional Forum: Beyond the Talk Shop?
Sheldon W. Simon

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