The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is strategically significant because of its size, dynamism, and unique role in the emerging Asian economic and security architectures. Dr. Peter Petri and Dr. Michael Plummer discuss how ASEAN can best utilize this "centrality" in intraregional and external policy decisions through the findings of their most recent study titled "ASEAN Centrality and the ASEAN-US Economic Relationship," published in the East-West Center Policy Studies series.

Dr. Peter Petri is the Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance at the Brandeis University, a senior fellow of the East-West Center and a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute.

Dr. Michael Plummer is Eni Professor of International Economics, the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS; non-resident senior fellow, the East-West Center; and editor-in-chief, Journal of Asian Economics (Elsevier Press).

Recorded at the East-West Center office in Washington, D.C. April 10, 2014

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