US-Asean summit more a pledge of commitment than a showcase of substantive action

5 days ago 45

BANGKOK - There was a wide range of agendas at play at this week's special summit in Washington DC between United States and Asean leaders, but it was fundamentally a pledge of US commitment to South-east Asia.

It gave a teaser of Washington's initiatives rather than clear answers to some of the region's biggest questions.

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