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A Brexit Lesson from Rising Asia - Andrew Rawnsley, The Guardian

Brexit would not only trigger years of horribly complex and acrimonious renegotiation of the terms of trade with our former EU partners – it would also mean starting again wi...

Now We Will See How Close Vietnam Can Get to U.S. - Xuan Loc Doan, AT

An immediate and practical reason for the acceleration of the leadership handover is that, in May, Vietnam will receive President Barack Obama on his first trip to the country. The...

Vietnam's America Pivot Will Go on - Truong-Minh Vu & Nhung Bui, TNI

Hanoi's Communist leaders still recognize the threat from Beijing....

The U.S. Is no Longer Supreme in Asia - R. Javad Heydarian, Nat'l Interest

Beyond the diplomatic obfuscations, however, the bottom line is clear. Having built a sprawling network of dual-purpose facilities, and dispatching advanced military platforms to a...

Southeast Asia: Great People, Bad Governments - Tom Fuller, NY Times

It is hard to speak collectively about a region of so many different languages, ethnicities, religions and political traditions. But as I start a new assignment in a part of the wo...

Showdown in the South China Sea - CNN

Issues of maritime security and the territorial dispute in the South China Sea are expected to be discussed during the U.S.-ASEAN summit in California....

Most Recent Articles

The Dark Heart of ASEAN - Joshua Kurlantzick, Nikkei Asian Review

On Feb. 15, at a summit in California, U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of the 10 countries of Asia's most important regional grouping: the Association of Sou...

America's New Vietnam - Ira Chernus, TomDispatch

It was half a century ago, but I still remember it vividly. "We have to help South Vietnam," I explained. "It's a sovereign nation being invaded by another nation, North Vietnam."...

Despite TPP, Vietnamese Communist Hardliners Rise - S. Strangio, WPR

PHNOM PENH—Conservative forces have strengthened their grip in Vietnam after the ruling Communist Party, late last month, elected its incumbent general-secretary to a second five...

Will Vietnam Stop Reforming? - Helen Clark, Lowy Interpreter

Vietnam has just finished its 12th National Congress, the five-yearly event that decides the direction of the country. It is largely conducted behind closed doors, with the local p...

Try Not to Blow It, Vietnam - Bloomberg View

Vietnam has a briskly growing economy, a vibrant tech scene, and a young and entrepreneurial workforce. Foreign investment is surging. Exports are thriving. The local beer is the t...

Party Vs. Government? Vietnam's Moment of Choice - Vuving, Diplomat

But there are some very significant differences between the Vietnamese and American systems. In the United States, the president is elected by members of the Electoral College who ...

Yemen Is Turning into Saudi Arabia's Vietnam - Hugh Naylor, Wash Post

Since March, the key U.S. ally has led a coalition of mostly Gulf Arab countries and Yemeni fighters in a military campaign to drive out Iranian-aligned rebels who seized the capit...

Mekong Delta Heads for Troubled Waters - Navin Singh Khadka, BBC News

Lush greenery in the lower Mekong region sprawls as far as the eye can see, an illustration of just how fertile the delta is....

What Kissinger Really Thought About Vietnam - Niall Ferguson, Politico

It has long been assumed that Henry Kissinger “supported” the Vietnam War throughout the 1960s—and that this was one of the reasons Richard Nixon offered him the ...

Opening Vietnam - Washington Post

FOR THE people of Vietnam, still repressively ruled by a single Communist party more than 40 years after the fall of Saigon, inclusion in the Obama administration’s proposed ...

What's Happening in South China Sea Is Scary - N. Rothman, Commentary

Rarely in history have great powers provoked a war that they knew would be a long and protracted affair....

Is Obama Moving too Fast with Vietnam? - E. Bork, World Affairs Journal

Vietnam’s Communist Party chief, Nguyen Phu Trong, met with President Obama at the White House on July 7th. Trong’s visit is historic, the first to the United States by...

Who Will Lead Vietnam? - Chanh Cong Phan, The Diplomat

Every five years, the Vietnamese Communist Party holds its National Congress. Among other important policy issues, the party congress chooses the central leadership teams, to gover...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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