Obama hosts ASEAN summit, a first in the U.S. (latimes.com)
"President Obama on Monday will kick off a two-day summit with 10 Southeast Asian leaders at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, the first-ever such meeting on U.S. soil."
The Founding of ASEAN (asean.org)
"On 8 August 1967, five leaders - the Foreign Ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand - sat down together in the main hall of the Department of Foreign Affairs building in Bangkok, Thailand and signed a document."
ASEAN: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (cfr.org)
"The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is an alliance promoting economic and political cooperation by fostering dialogue among its ten members: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam."
Forging an ASEAN Identity: The Challenge to Construct a Shared Destiny (academia.edu)
"ASEAN has formulated a planned integration among its ten member nations and has challenged its citizens to embrace a regional identity."