Is Washington’s newfound assertiveness on the South China Sea dispute a matter of long-term statecraft, or short-term electioneering?
Over the second half of 2020, Vietnam should focus on integrating the informal economy with the formal economy and resuming negotiations for a code of conduct in the South China Sea.
This time Hanoi’s preferred weapons were science-based policy and epidemic planning.
In Vietnam we can see many of the challenges, and solutions, to farming in the era of climate change.
ASEAN leadership has never been a straightforward proposition, but the COVID-19 pandemic and China’s increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea are making it even more geopolitically fraught.
If it is ever to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Blue Dot Network has a lot of catching up to do.
Though the COVID-19 has cancelled the upcoming ASEAN summit, affected countries can still forge ahead with cooperation.
As Hanoi ascends to its leading role in both ASEAN and the United Nations, it will face a litany of diplomatic and security challenges in the year ahead.
Digitization is the path through which ASEAN economies can realize their considerable economic potential.
Sure, Jakarta might be underwater in less than five decades. But doing something about it is easier said than done.