my article published in Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia's focus magazine
Read the full article at http://www.isis.org.my/images/files/2016/isisfocus/isis_focus_issue-2-2016.pdf
Better Engaging ASEAN's Youth: Taking A Leaf from Obama's Playbook
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) has a young population with 65% under 35 years old – that is over 400 million out of 620 million ASEAN citizens. Hence, youth should be a top priority for these member states. From my observation, the U.S. has been more effective than ASEAN itself in engaging youth through its Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). With the establishment of ASEAN Community in 2015, ASEAN can take a leaf from America’s book in forging ahead together to 2025.