Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses a live video conference during the opening ceremony of the 53rd Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Hanoi on September 9. Photo: AFPVietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses a live video conference during the opening ceremony of the 53rd Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Hanoi on September 9. Photo: AFP
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses a live video conference during the opening ceremony of the 53rd Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Hanoi on September 9. Photo: AFP
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

Can Asean dance its way out of having to take sides in the US-China conflict?

  • As tensions mount, Southeast Asian countries will need some fancy footwork to preserve Asean’s unity and centrality in deciding regional issues

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses a live video conference during the opening ceremony of the 53rd Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Hanoi on September 9. Photo: AFPVietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses a live video conference during the opening ceremony of the 53rd Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Hanoi on September 9. Photo: AFP
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc addresses a live video conference during the opening ceremony of the 53rd Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Hanoi on September 9. Photo: AFP
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