North Korea crisis a chance for Asean to shine

But while the regional bloc is uniquely placed to mediate the nuclear standoff, rising internal divisions militate against a coherent, unified response

Manila, October 6, 2017 4:29 PM (UTC+8)
A landmark lantern marking the 50th anniversary of the  Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) at the entrance to the venue of the 50th ASEAN regional security forum in Manila on August 8, 2017. Photo: AFP/ Mohd Rasfan
A landmark lantern marking the 50th anniversary of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) at the entrance to the venue of the 50th ASEAN regional security forum in Manila on August 8, 2017. Photo: AFP/ Mohd Rasfan
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