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.
US President Trump has said he has a "great relationship" with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as the two met at a regional summit in Manila. The meeting got off to a rocky start with a group handshake gone awry.
North Korea has vowed that "under no circumstances" will it put its nuclear weapons on the negotiating table. Earlier, Pyongyang threatened to make the US pay "thousands of times" for drafting the latest sanctions.
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.