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ASEAN Energy Cooperation: An Increasingly Daunting Challenge


Introduction Excerpt

The objective of the present paper is two-fold, first to survey an assess critically the Association of Southeast Asian Nation’s achievements in the area of energy cooperation, and secondly to examine the future prospects, as well as the limitations of further cooperation. In this context, the appropriate scope for futher cooperation, in particular its extension beyond the borders of ASEAN,  needs to be examined. The paper is organized in two parts. The first provides a brief overview of the energy situation in ASEAN. The second part assesses the various cooperative initiatives undertaken by ASEAN and examines the opportunities and challenges associated with the extension of energy cooperation beyond the borders of ASEAN.