The organization was founded back in 1967 to improve cooperation across the region. in which both the United States and China are competing for influence.
ASEAN members are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam; their leaders meet for summits twice a year. This is a collection of DW's latest content related to the ASEAN.
Leaders of the Southeast Asian nations have gathered in Manila as tensions on the Korean Peninsula are high on the agenda of the ASEAN summit. Manila aims to soften the bloc's stance on Beijing's South China Sea claims.