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Asia's Two Very Different Futures - Zachary Keck, The National Interest

It’s well established that we are living in the Asian Century. Just what the Asian Century will look like is open to debate....

Genocides, Remembered and Forgotten - George Packer, The New Yorker

Of all the modern genocides, the mass slaughter of two million Cambodians under the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979 was probably the least understood at the time of the killing. ...

Firing Squad for Corrupt Vietnamese Bankers - Patrick Winn, Global Post

For the most part, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted. They got bonuses....

Asia Follows China into an Old-Fashioned Arms Race - David Pilling, FT

Across Asia, purchases of submarines, the “new bling” in the words of Bernard Loo Fook Weng, a Singaporean defence expert, are multiplying. India, South Korea and Vietn...

Afghanistan Is No Vietnam - Michael O'Hanlon, The National Interest

In fact, the war is not lost. Alas, it is ongoing. But it is now also being handed off fairly successfully to Afghan forces, who represent more 90 percent of total coalition troop ...

Vietnam's 'Cyber Troops' Take Fight to the U.S. - Chris Brummit, AP

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Working on her blog in California one day, Vietnamese democracy activist Ngoc Thu sensed something was wrong. It took a moment for a keystroke to register. C...

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Vietnam Comes of Age - Elisabeth Rosen, The Diplomat

While the government touts new buildings, roads and industrial parks as evidence of modernization, successful development also requires cultural industries. Other Asian countries, ...

Code of Conduct Needed in South China Sea - Japan Times

Even without concrete progress in negotiations toward the accord, the ASEAN countries concerned and China would be wise to hold consultations from time to time to prevent, at the v...

Philippines, Vietnam in S. China Sea - Pitlo & Karambelkar, The Diplomat

Among the claimants and littoral states of the South China Sea (SCS), the Philippines and Vietnam have been the most vocal in expressing their alarm and concern over growing Chin...

Vo Nguyen Giap: The Unraveler of Colonialism - Japan Times

Vietnamese Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, one of the leading military figures in contemporary Asian history, died Oct. 4 at the age of 102. Mr. Giap was instrumental in the defeats of France...

The Man Who Beat America - James Warren, The Daily Beast

It was not the first time Communist Vietnam’s senior military strategist spoke with such insouciant prescience about an adversary who possessed the most powerful military for...

Vietnam's Suppression Should Not Be Rewarded - Washington Post

As China's power grows, Vietnam has been working hard to build closer relations with the United States. Vietnam’spresident visited the White House in July; it has encouraged U.S....

America Will Survive Obama's Foreign Follies - Fabio Rafael Fiallo, RCW

President Obama's handling of the Syrian conflict will not be studied in foreign policy courses as a piece of diplomatic craftsmanship. And yet, the fact that Vladimir Putin rushed...

The Ugly American Telegram - Andrew Bacevich, New York Times

ON Aug. 24, 1963, the American ambassador to South Vietnam, Henry Cabot Lodge, received a top-secret message with the bureaucratically anodyne title Deptel 243. But the content of ...

Vietnam Between a Rock and a Hard Place - David Brown, Yale Global

Head-of-state visits typically take months to organize, but Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang is coming to Washington on very short notice and just after an evidently jolting enc...

Asia's New Power Brokers - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor

Significant movements in world affairs often go unnoticed by the media. For what fits inside the strictures of hard news are usually dramatic statements by politicians, dramatic ac...

The World Still Needs American Muscle - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor

Security officials in countries as diverse as Japan and Poland, Vietnam and Romania desperately hope that all this talk about American soft power overtaking American hard power is ...

A Destructive Quest for Hangover Cures - Gwynn Guilford, Quartz

It was in most respects a typical heist that happened in Dublin last month. Masked men, roughed-up security guards, $650,000 in stolen booty. But this wasn’t art or jewelry that ...

Syria Could Be Iran's Vietnam - Thanassis Cambanis, Foreign Policy

By supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the hilt, Hezbollah and Iran are risking their hard-won reputation as stewards of an anti-Israel and anti-U.S. alliance that trans...

Vietnam's 'Rising' Star Is Dimming - William Pesek, Bloomberg

Like other would-be tiger economies, Vietnam faces a trifecta of new threats: a crisis-paralyzed Europe, a faltering America, and a newly spendthrift Japan. Yet the biggest risk to...

Failing to Learn Vietnam's Real Lesson - Frank Snepp, Los Angeles Times

Thirty-eight years ago last week, I was among the last CIA officers to be choppered off the U.S. Embassy roof in Saigon as the North Vietnamese took the country. Just two years bef...

Seeing Khe Sanh, Thinking Kabul - Bing West, National Review

Like the South Vietnamese army in 1968, the Afghan army faces its government’s fall....

How Do You Say Quagmire in French? - Leon Hadar, American Conservative

Substitute “Iraq” or “Syria” for “Vietnam,” and “American” for “French,” and the arguments that Logevall quotes from jou...

Can Vietnam Reform? - Steve Finch, The Diplomat

In the second mass subversion trial in less than a month in this authoritarian Communist state, 21 of Thu’s supporters received jail terms of between 10 and 17 years to be foll...

Like the Balkans, Asia Primed for War - Kevin Rudd, Foreign Policy

These are no ordinary times in East Asia. With tensions rising from conflicting territorial claims in the East China and South China seas, the region increasingly resembles a 21st-...

In Afghanistan, It's Vietnam Syndrome II - Benny Avni, New York Post

The Taliban seem to believe all they need to do now is wait ’til America hightails it out of Afghanistan (coming soon), then take the country back and remake it into the jihadi...

Understanding the South China Sea Disputes - Indian Defence Review

The South China Sea is bounded by China in the North, the Philippines in the East, Vietnam in the West, Malaysia as also Brunei in the South East and Indonesia in the South West. T...

S. China Sea Tensions Will Get Worse - Joshua Kurlantzick, Asia Unbound

This week’s latest South China Sea incident, in which a Chinese fishing boat cut a Vietnamese seismic cable —at least according to Hanoi— is a reminder ...

The Unending Battle over Agent Orange - Simon Roughneen, The Diplomat

Nguyen Nguc Phuong is 33 years of age and a confident, articulate public speaker – comfortable on a podium in front of an audience. He is resourceful and self-motivated, as seen...

Hurricane Sandy's Lesson for Asia - Michael Richardson, Japan Times

As Hurricane Sandy, with its devastating winds, rain and ocean surges battered New York and other areas along the U.S. Atlantic recently, another fierce tropical storm was sweeping...

Vietnam's Difficult Road to Reform - Khanh Vu Duc, Asia Sentinel

If the recent intraparty dispute has proven anything, it is that the Communist Party, not its individual leaders, ultimately bears responsibility for Vietnam's failures....

Will Oil Be the 'October Surprise'? - Michael Moran, Global Post

October, month of surprises: We have come to expect the unexpected. Whether it's Black Tuesday (the Wall Street crash of Oct. 29, 1929), news of an impending deal to end a long, un...

Vietnam: Where the 70s Are Ancient History - Max Boot, Weekly Standard

Young Vietnamese line up for American coffee, not exhibits on American ‘atrocities.’...

Beijing Worrying Many Neighbors - Greg Sheridan, The Australian

Something very strange is happening at the moment in the East China Sea and in the South China Sea, and Australia should be taking serious notice of these developments. In both are...

Could Asia Really Go to War Over Tiny Islands? - The Economist

THE countries of Asia do not exactly see the world in a grain of sand, but they have identified grave threats to the national interest in the tiny outcrops and shoals scattered o...

U.S. Forgetting Vietnam's Lessons - David Donovan, BBC News

The rise in so-called insider attacks by rogue Afghan security forces has highlighted the perils of joint operations in counter-insurgency. But former US soldier David Donovan, who...

Is Vietnam Becoming Southeast Asia's Greece? - Luke Hunt, ASEAN Beat

The fiscal omens arising out of Vietnam are not good. Talks of bank runs, the arrests of corrupt officials and an end to an economic era marked by robust growth say it all. More s...

Island Grabbing in Asia - Michael Klare, Foreign Affairs

Last month, Japanese activists planted their country's flag on one of the Senkaku Islands (which the Chinese call the Diaoyu Islands), a chain claimed by China, Japan, and Taiwan. ...

India 'Looks East' to South China Sea - Rosalind Reischer, Flashpoints

In mid-July, Vietnam announced that it would extend the contract of India’s ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) –the international arm of India’s Oil and Natural Gas Company (ONGC)–fo...

Nationalism Still Matters in East Asia - Guy Sorman, City Journal

Too often, we see East Asia only from an economic perspective, marveling at the undeniable success of China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and South Korea. Yet these nations have anothe...

Vietnam's War on the Blogosphere - Bridget O'Flaherty, The Diplomat

On July 30 Dang Thi Kim Lieng set herself on fire outside the Bac Lieu People’s Committee building in southern Vietnam. She died of her injuries en route to hospital. Lieng, wh...

South China Sea Needs a Mellower Soundtrack - William Pesek, Bloomberg

China may not know, or even care, that it is squandering a decade of public-relations success in Asia. The country skillfully exploited the U.S.’s distractions after the Sept. 11...

In Asia, a Wave of Escalating Territorial Disputes - Chico Harlan, WaPo

China, with its increased military spending and naval might, is often pinpointed by foreign leaders as the regional bully, pushing its boundaries and intimidating smaller neighbors...

Will U.S. Surrender the South China Sea? - Peter Brookes, Boston Herald

While Chinese athletes try to gobble up Olympic gold in London, half a world away Chinese strategists are trying to gobble up vast tracts of contested territory in the South China ...

Has Vietnam Really Changed? - Khanh Vu Duc, Asia Sentinel

To be blunt, the Hanoi government does not respect the will of its citizens and thus it cannot be said that the government’s actions on the international stage are in any way...

New Arena for Sino-India Competition - Harsh Pant, Yale Global

While the world focuses on the rising tension between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea, Beijing and Delhi are also engaged in a quiet struggle in the contested wate...

How the U.S. and Vietnam Made Up - Julian Teicher, The Conversation

  Today, visitors to Vietnam can still visit the war that ended nearly 40 years ago; the Cu Chi tunnels where the Viet Cong famously lived beneath the occupying forces are now...

A Russian Naval Base in Vietnam? - C. Raja Mohan, Indian Express

Facing relentless Chinese pressure in the contested waters of the South China Sea, Vietnam, according to reports from Moscow, is now willing to host Russian military at its base ...

Russia Seeks Sea Power with Decrepit Fleet - R. Scarborough, Wash Times

Russia’s boast that it plans to extend its naval forces to bases in Cuba, the Seychelles and Vietnam poses little strategic threat to U.S. interests in Latin America, the Indian ...

Calming the Waters in South China Sea - Gareth Evans, Project Syndicate

The South China Sea – long regarded, together with the Taiwan Strait and the Korean Peninsula, as one of East Asia’s three major flashpoints – is making waves aga...

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