Topic: Regionalisation of world politics
2) Examine the contrast in the story of ASEAN vs SAARC?(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question wants us to delve deeper into the difference in growth trajectories of ASEAN and SAARC. The focus is to remain on bring out the contrast and examining the reasons why.
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain ASEAN and SAARC.
- Highlight the contrast in economic, political, social progress of SAARC and ASEAN
- Examine the reasons why – external enemy vs internal enemy, disproportionate size of India which led to mistrust etc
Conclusion – bring out what should SAARC do to emulate ASEAN.