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Is there a reason why the EU doesn't pursue a FTA with each individual ASEAN country instead of a region-region agreement?

It's not an either-or. ASEAN doesn't prevent members from negotiating FTAs on their own. For example Vietnam is a member of ASEAN but they also have an FTA with the EU. In fact the EU itself tells the ...
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Why are India and Bangladesh not members of ASEAN?

The simple answer is their geographical location. India (and Bangladesh which is surrounded by India), is a part of South Asia while ASEAN is an organization of South-East Asian Nations. South East ...
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Why are India and Bangladesh not members of ASEAN?

This is because the countries that formed the nucleus of ASEAN in 1967, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand & the Phillipines generally had a pro-USA line, especially after the vicious anti-...
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Why are India and Bangladesh not members of ASEAN?

India: hard to really pin down motivations, but ASEAN was originally founded, in 1967, to counter regional Communism. The creation of ASEAN was motivated by a common fear of communism. At the time, ...
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