ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Dynamics of Non-Involvement in ASEAN

It has been contended that ASEAN's members have ceased to cherish the principle of non-involvement in one another's internal affairs. By way of illustrative example attention is called to the Indonesian and Philippine gestures of support for Anwar Ibrahim after he was dismissed from the Malaysian cabinet. Noting that such clashes among ASEAN members only take the form of phases of rhetoric and arguing that the rhetoric is rooted in old history, this article attempts to demonstrate that non-involvement is very much alive.

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