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Can the U.S. and Vietnam Be Allies? - Helen Clark, National Interest

The U.S. and Vietnam have just signed a Joint Vision Statement, but don't expect them to join forces against China. An alliance is ultimately straw-man talk, but provides a useful ...

Washington Flirts With Disaster in East Asia - Ted Galen Carpenter, TNI

Now is the time for flexible, creative diplomacy focused on protecting America’s core maritime interests, not the territorial ambitions of favored East Asian countries. It m...

How Young Vietnamese View the War - Elisabeth Rosen, The Atlantic

Today, April 30, red flags are festooning the streets of Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, to mark the fourth decade since the U.S.-backed South Vietnamese government surrendered to c...

Vietnam Has Moved on from the War - Andrew Lam, Los Angeles Times

The new Vietnam meets the diaspora, with a glass of champagne....

China Should Be Scared of Vietnam's New Missiles - F.S. Gady, Diplomat

Hanoi is the first Southeast Asian nation arming its submarines with land attack cruise missiles....

Most Recent Articles

40 Years Later, Lessons Learned from Vietnam War - New York Times

Forty years ago, after a decade of war with the French, and a decade of war with Americans, communist forces swept into Saigon and ended the Vietnam War. Millions of Vietnamese and...

The U.S. and Vietnam: From Menace to Mates - Hung Nguyen, EAF

US–Vietnam relations have come a long way. In 1982, in his report to the Fifth Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Secretary-General Le Duan claimed that US–China...

Danger and Dynamism in Sino-Vietnam Relations - James Anderson, CPI

The recent news of Hanoi purchasing a fleet of Russian-made Kilo-class submarines to assist in a potential future stand-off between the Vietnamese Navy and the greater forces of th...

Of Catfish Wars and Shooting Wars - Roger Cohen, New York Times

The wars over, the Vietnamese did not want to dwell on them. They wanted to sow seeds of commerce rather than grievance. Asia could offer this lesson to other parts of the world wh...

China's Scrappiest Foe - Kyle Mizokami, The Week

For the fifth time in 100 years, Vietnam is facing the prospect of being involved in a war with a larger, more powerful country. The country that took on the Central Powers, Japan,...

7 Nuclear Wannabes - Andrew Topf, Oil Price

The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in 2011 following the Japanese tsunami forced a major rethink of nuclear power as a safe form of electricity generation. As ra...

Power Shifts in Vietnam's Communist Party - Le Hong Hiep, EAF

The enhanced power of the Central Committee marks a transformation in the power structure of Vietnam’s political system. After the demise of General Secretary Le Duan in 1986...

The Disaster that Looms over the South China Sea - Sean Mirski, TNI

U.S. policy makers should recognize that the next crisis in the South China Sea could inadvertently start in the waters between a fishing trawler and a zealous coast-guard cutter....

Trade Goes on as Usual in the S. China Sea - N. Jenny, Global Risk Insights

Despite China's increasing assertiveness regarding its territorial claims in the South China Sea, trade in the region is still unaffected....

China: A Friend or a Foe to Moscow? - Alex Calvo, China Policy Institute Blog

The last days of the year have been intense in the geopolitical arena, with the release of Moscow’s new military doctrine among several developments meriting close attention....

China Attacks Another Fishing Boat - Gary Sands, FP Blogs Network

Perhaps Xi’s message of conciliation, or remaining “unshakeable in its resolve to pursue peaceful development” and his statement, “Neither turbulence nor wa...

The Game China Is Playing - Alexander Vuving, The National Interest

What does China want with this island building? What is the ultimate objective of these projects? The usual lens we use to decipher strategic moves on the international arena is il...

Vietnam Is a Natural U.S. Ally - Michael Totten, World Affairs Journal

Nearly forty years after the Vietnam War, Hanoi holds no grudges against the United States, in part because nearly all the country’s negative energy today is focused on China. ...

India's Soft Power in Vietnam - Sadhavi Chauhan, The Diplomat

On the face of it, it is hard to understand the appeal of the world’s largest democracy for a Communist country like Vietnam. Yet New Delhi’s appeal for Vietnam stems f...

Agent Orange Producer Is Back in Vietnam - Brian Leung, The Diplomat

Monsanto was the main manufacturer of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, which ended in 1975. Vietnam claims the toxic defoliant is still killing victims today. Between 2.1 to 4....

Asia's Economic Miracle Has Peaked - William Wilson, National Interest

Demographic trends, faltering exports, slowing growth in China and a credit bubble all suggest a new reality for Asia....

China Fuels Ecuadorian Shrimp Exports - Carreño & Serrano, Worldcrunch

With shrimp consumption booming in China and production falling in traditional exporters like Vietnam, Ecuador is stepping in. It's the latest food chapter in a globalized world....

Vietnam Looks to India for Military Modernization - S. Haidar, The Hindu

The two countries signed several agreements, including a memorandum of understanding for exploration by ONGC Videsh Limited in two blocks in the South China Sea....

Vietnam and ISIS - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

Obsessed with communism, America intervened in Vietnam’s civil war and took the place of the French colonialists. Obsessed with jihadism and 9/11, are we now doing the biddin...

Working Towards Stability and Security in Asia - Michael Auslin, AEIdeas

News that India will now provide naval vessels to Vietnam continues a trend of diversifying and evolving security relations in Asia. Earlier this year, Japan announced it was givin...

Remembering Mao, the Great Manipulator - Robert Wargas, PJ Media

Celebrating its centennial, The New Republic recently mined its archive and republished an intriguing piece from its February 27, 1965, issue: an exclusive interview with Mao Zedon...

A Tale of Two Vietnamese Cities - Elisabeth Rosen, The Diplomat

To outsiders, the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City divide may seem to reflect the structural tension between communism and capitalism....

Capitalism's New Fans - Washington Times

Emerging economies have produced an appreciation of the free market....

China's Rise May not Be so Peaceful - John Mearsheimer, National Interest

If the Chinese economy continues growing at a brisk clip in the next few decades, the United States will once again face a potential peer competitor, and great-power politics will ...

Can Joint Procurement Challenge China? - KSL Collin, The Diplomat

Joint procurement or not, China will more likely continue to widen the “patrol asymmetry” with the Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea....

The Flashpoint in the South China Sea - Dan Drollette Jr, BAS

China has been extending the size of its claims significantly, far beyond its shores, in some cases right up to the coasts of neighboring countries. In a new twist, the country&rsq...

A Brief History of Biker Gangs at War - Anne Jolis, The Spectator

America and Britain are still fumbling for policies to deal with nationals joining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In Holland, meanwhile, authorities faced a more cheering tas...

Vietnam's Communists Smarter Than Cuba's - Michael Totten, WA

Vietnam’s communists are a hell of a lot smarter than Cuba’s. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, thunders with economic productivity and bristles with new construction while most...

Five Weapons Vietnam Needs Against China - Kyle Mizokami, RCD

Military and political disputes with China are nothing new to Vietnam. China and Vietnam have a shared border and shared history that go back thousands of years. And relations hav...

Why N. Korea Hates the U.S. and Vietnam Doesn't - Peter Ward, NK News

People hate America and governments mobilize their people under the anti-American banner for many reasons, but in North Korea the reasons are political....

America's Middle East Farce - Peter Van Buren, TomDispatch

It took the leaders of the Islamic State maybe a few hundred bucks and two grim videos, featuring three men on a featureless plain in Syria, to create utter, blind hysteria here....

Modi Shrewd in Foreign Policy - Walter Russell Mead, The National Interest

For the time being, India is certainly making out well from Xi and Abe’s competition for its affections....

The Ghosts of Communism in Asia - Michael Totten, World Affairs

I awoke from a fitful jet-lagged sleep in Hanoi to the sound of communist propaganda being broadcast outside on a city-wide sound system. It began with patriotic Vietnamese music...

Will Obama Let Iraq Become His 'Nam? - Rich Lowry, New York Post

The Islamic State is a force for evil that poses an imminent security threat to the United States, but please, let us get back to you on whether we’re determined to defeat it. T...

Vietnam's Ticking Debt Bomb - Elisabeth Rosen, The Diplomat

Vietnam may find it hard to reach its goal of 5.8 percent growth this year if bad debt continues to hold back the economy....

Can Asia's 'Middle Powers' Create Stability? - Mohan & Medcalf, TNI

In a changing Asia, not even steadfast allies like Australia can afford to put all their eggs in the alliance basket. Thus in a new research paper, we argued that it is time for n...

Are Central American Kids the New Boat People? - Bill Frelick, Politico Mag

The Haitian and Vietnamese in-country processing programs—ironically and perversely—required that people who wanted to apply not be afraid to wait for the prolonged pro...

U.S.-Vietnam Alliance? Not So Fast - Teddy Pham, The Diplomat

The recent tactical withdrawal of a giant Chinese oil rig from waters claimed by both Beijing and Hanoi does not herald a change in China’s strategy of staking out claims in la...

China's Epic Fail in the South China Sea - Bill Hayton, National Interest

By whatever metric you choose, China’s recent oil-drilling adventure in the South China Sea was a disaster. No new oil will reach Chinese consumers, no new maritime territory ha...

Welcome to the New Vietnam - Michael J. Totten, World Affairs Journal

The ruling Communist Party knows better than just about anyone that communist economics are a disaster. Vietnam’s economy has been growing at light speed for a while now. I knew ...

Asian Nations Fear War with China - David Stout, Time

China’s neighbors fear the worst is yet to come. Strong-arm tactics and tough talk coming from Beijing in the past year have succeeded in convincing neighboring countries that ...

Vietnam's Overdue Alliance with America - Tuong Lai, New York Times

The fundamental issue facing Vietnam today is to choose the right strategic partners. Japan, and to a lesser extent South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and other smaller Asian nations o...

Agent Orange Legacy Scourges Vietnam - Sean Kimmons, The Diplomat

Decades after the Vietnam War, victims wither away with scant efforts being made to tackle the deadly chemicals....

Vietnam's Tobacco Problem - Kim Megson, The Diplomat

Campaigners are beginning to tackle smoking in one of the world’s most tobacco-friendly countries....

Stop Comparing Iraq to Vietnam - Heather Marie Stur, The National Interest

Despite the commonalities, it is time to stop comparing Iraq to Vietnam. It is unproductive to view the conflict in Iraq through the lens of the Vietnam War, in which U.S. interv...

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