PacNet #83 - Aligning US Structures, Process, and Strategy: A US-ASEAN Strategic and Economic Partnership
December 10, 2012
The transition between President Barack Obama's first and second terms is the right time to develop a US-ASEAN Strategic and Economic Partnership (SEP). The move would serve to elevate and institutionalize existing US-ASEAN engagements. It would also compel US departments and agencies that have been compartmentalized and uncoordinated to raise their levels of engagement, share information, and align government mandates with strategic objectives.