Bich Tran is a Visiting Fellow, Southeast Asian Young Leaders’ Program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). She was previously a Visiting Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.
Articles by Bich Tran (3)
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ASEANFocus invites experts to assess ASEAN’s engagement in the Indo-Pacific and how the region can advance its role in shaping the regional architecture amid the shift in the geopolitical landscape.
The recent agreement between Vietnam and Indonesia on delimiting their respective exclusive economic zones provides hope for the strengthening of the region's commitment to international maritime norms and principles, as encapsulated in the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
While Vietnam has not criticised Myanmar’s ruling regime about its violence against the Myanmar people and the Rohingya, Hanoi should recognise that its staunch support and use of non-interference as a fig leaf could undermine Vietnam’s own quest to become more significant regionally and internationally.