(Brig. Vinod Anand has served in the army and is alumnus of Defence Services Staff College and College of Defence Management. He was also Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Defence Stud-ies and Analysis. After retirement he was with United Service Institute of India for five years as a Senior Fellow before joining the present assignment in Vivekananda International Foundation, a think tank which does research on internal and external security issues besides regional security and international relations).
Publication date on RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 11th September 2016.
While the ASEAN Summit is going to take place in Vientiane on September it is time to take stock of how Vietnam-ASEAN relations have evolved over the years and how can the engagement be further intensified in a mutually beneficial manner. Not only has Vietnam benefited from its membership of the ASEAN but also it has contributed in equal measure, if not more, to the ASEAN as an organization and as a community that has become a very significant grouping in terms of political, economic, security and strategic considerations....Read more