In looking closely into the region however, underneath such optimism lies an inconvenient truth. SINGAPORE, Jan 30 (Reporting ASEAN) — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plans to form a Political-Security Community by the end of this year to coordinate regional security policies, but those efforts are hampered by rising tensions in the South China Sea and the bloc’s inability to speak with one voice on the issue. It further expressed the aspirations of ASEAN to ‘ensure a rules-based and inclusive community in which peoples enjoy human rights, fundamental freedoms and social justice, live in a safe and secure environment with enhanced capacity to respond effectively to emerging The 2003 Bali Concord II marked another important milestone that led to the creation of the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC). The ASEAN Political-Security Community, which seeks to collectively promote democracy, good governance and respect for the promotion and protection of human rights, may be impeded by the strictly practised principle of non-interference into the domestic affairs of member states. This study describes and analyes the critical position of the ASEAN s Political Security Community in resolving security issues and conflicts of the Southeast Asia region, and addresses challenges following the establishment of the 2015 ASEAN Community policy, which aims to create stability in the Southeast Asian area. In Southeast Asia, existing political flashpoints To build on what has been constructed over the years in the field of political and security cooperation, the ASEAN Leaders have agreed to establish the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC). The establishment of the ASEAN Political and Security (APSC) in 2015 mimics the notion of a security community where member states are imbued with deep habits of cooperation, mutual trust, a sense of ‘we-feeling’ and the ability to manage security problems together with no prospects of any member going to war with another. ASEAN Political-Security Community. 1) ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint Under APSC, lists of specific action are to be undertaken by ASEAN member states to promote and protect human rights including the rights of migrant workers, the rights of women and children and other civil society organizations as well as to education and public awareness on human rights. ASEAN Political–Security Community (APSC) Blueprint 2025 was released. In addition, ASEAN established the Zone of Peace, Freedom and Neutrality (ZOPFAN) in 1971 to ensure nuclear weapons will never be used in the region. ASEAN Vision 2020 was formalised and made comprehensive through the Bali Concord II in 2003. ៦៨% បាម៉ារ ៩% សាន ៧% ការិន ៤% រ៉ាគីន ៣% ចិន ២% ឥណ្ឌា ២% មន ៥% ផ្សេងៗទៀត They often share an upbeat outlook on ongoing regionalization, which will witness the grouping celebrate a milestone in its community building in 2015. ASEAN Political Security Community; ASEAN countries among world’s outperforming emerging economies: Report 10:56 14/09/2018 Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam are among the 18 outperforming emerging economies identified in this report. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet every year. Three major pillars of a single ASEAN community were established: Political-Security Community (APSC), Economic Community (AEC) and Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). The research method used