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Can Vietnam rise to leadership challenge?

  • Hoang Thi Ha

Singapore   /   Mon, January 13 2020   /  01:40 am
Vietnam leads: Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (left) hands over the gavel for ASEAN chairmanship to Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during the closing ceremony of the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on Nov. 4, 2019. (AFP/Lillian Suwanrumpha)(left) hands over the gavel for ASEAN chairmanship to Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during the closing ceremony of the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on Nov. 4, 2019. (AFP/Lillian Suwanrumpha)

Vietnam leads: Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (left) hands over the gavel for ASEAN chairmanship to Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during the closing ceremony of the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on Nov. 4, 2019. (AFP/Lillian Suwanrumpha)The State of Southeast Asia 2020 Survey, conducted by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore from Nov. 12 to Dec. 1, 2019, unveils both continuity and nuanced change in how regional policymakers and opinion leaders perceive the problems facing the region and whether they are confident in ASEAN’s ability to rise to today’s challenges.The survey report canvassed the views of 1,308 Southeast Asians hailing from the region’s governments, research institutions, business sector, civil society and media. It sought to understand Southeast Asian perceptions on regional affairs and engag...