Southeast Asia is a patchwork of networks, life-worlds, trading systems and cross-cultural pathways of human interaction. These interactions have always existed in different shapes, as a look to the rural borderlands shows.
Competing trade agreements and planned infrastructure investments are dilemmas that ASEAN can only successfully solve if they approach the challenges as group that lets go if its consensus decision-making and allows for countries´ flexible participation.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations turns 50. Our dossier sheds light on the develpoment of the institutional framework of ASEAN and looks into the realities of the people - including podcasts, infographics and photos.