APEC and ASEAN – Competing or Complimentary Organizations?



250_apec-fAPEC and ASEAN are the two main bodies facilitatingcooperation between nations of the Asia Pacific region. This article seeks to stipulate the main differences in the two organizations and also to analyze the cause of rising tensions over the future of APEC and how major stakeholders are seeking to influence its evolution. Pakistan’s outlook in the region will be looked at in the context of PoliTact’s previous article on India’s Looks East Policy.