As the United Nations Security Council faces rising tensions between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Vietnam assumes the Council presidency this month as well as the chairmanship of the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN)for 2020. On this week's show, we chat with two experts about how Vietnam may navigate the global crisis alongside its own priorities: Noeleen Heyzer, a distinguished fellow at the University of Singapore and former diplomat and high-level UN official, and Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran, a senior editor at The Diplomat and a fellow at the Carter Center.
CORRECTION: The UN ambassador from China is properly referred to as "Ambassador Zhang" because of Chinese naming conventions. Last episode, we referred to him as "Ambassador Jun," which is his first name. Special thanks to our listeners who brought this to our attention. Whether correction or comment, we'd love to hear from you! We're at @Fillionsteph10 and @CandelaKacie on Twitter.