Re your report on the economic malaise and harsh politics of Southeast Asian countries [July 7]: the economies of the five core countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will continue to falter, owing to the ever-present threat of terrorism. These countries should face Islamic militants squarely and decisively. Only by fighting terrorism and adopting viable economic programs will the troubled ASEAN members emerge from their predicament.
Makati City, the Philippines
In "The Lion in Winter," you reported...