ABSTRACT

In the period from 1995 to 1999, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV) joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and increased its size to 10 members. Former members of the Soviet bloc (Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia), as well as the highly repressive authoritarian regime of Myanmar, are now part of a regional organization (RO), founded, at least implicitly, as a capitalist and pro-Western association in 1967.