Ca­sual Be­gin­nings

Asian Geographic - - Front Page -

It was at the din­ner ta­ble and golf course where ASEAN truly took shape, born of a new brand of in­for­mal diplo­macy that would later char­ac­terise South­east Asian pol­i­tics. In these re­laxed set­tings, its founders held ca­sual con­ver­sa­tions that car­ried the weight of re­gional fates, and a small sug­ges­tion kick-started half a cen­tury of peace

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