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Regional Integration in ASEAN: The Need for a Progressive Alternative

The ‘Principle of Non-Interference’, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ anachronistic view on state sovereignty, is the leading obstacle blocking deeper progress in the region. It also serves as a smokescreen that enables rampant human rights violations to surface. A radical overhaul of this union is long overdue – and it must come from the people themselves. By Joshua Makalintal The European Union (EU) and
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