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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...

Can Obama Pull a Nixon on Iraq? - Andrew Bacevich, Los Angeles Times

Obama is not guilty of consciously selling out a former ally. To extricate the United States from an equally unpopular war that he inherited from his predecessor, he merely cut Ira...

Most Recent Articles

Why Vietnam Will Be the Next Nuclear State - Andrew Peek, Fiscal Times

Acquiring a nuclear capability wouldn’t immediately put Vietnam on the same footing as China, no more than North Korea is with the United States. However, it would guarantee...

China's Premature Power Play Goes Very Wrong - Rory Medcalf, Nat'l Int.

If China is seeking to rattle America and others—especially Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam—it may be miscalculating. In the long run, the premature displays of confidence C...

New Asian Order: Chiran, Japindia & Philnambodia - H. Timmons, Quartz

Despite strong trade and investment ties, Asia’s political alliances are in a state of flux, thanks to China’s voracious demand for resources and aggressive moves in the South ...

U.S. Is Finally Making a Friend of Vietnam - David Stout, Time

Washington's warm rapprochement with Hanoi is a reflection of the American desire to contain an increasingly bold and hawkish China. Some experts say relations have improved to the...

The Battle for the South China Sea - Michael Totten, World Affairs

Furious mobs fire-bombed Chinese-owned factories in Vietnam in retaliation for China placing an oil rig in what Vietnam claims are its territorial waters. Hanoi is cracking down ...

Why China Is Stockpiling Oil - Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph

China is stockpiling oil for its strategic petroleum reserve at a record pace, intervening on a scale large enough to send a powerful pulse through the world crude market. The mov...

Vietnam: A Bad Place for Chinese to Do Business - Xinhua

Chinese ships arrived in Vietnam on Monday to evacuate thousands of its nationals from the Southeast Asian country after two Chinese were killed and more than 100 others injured la...

China's Achilles' Heel in the South China Sea - Allen Carlson, Nat'l Interest

The recent anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam were catalyzed by China’s ongoing attempts to secure territory in the South China Sea that is claimed by both Beijing and Hanoi. Suc...

Fires in Vietnam Could Ultimately Burn Beijing - Vikram Singh, Reuters

The spilling of blood and burning of factories by anti-Chinese rioters sweeping across Vietnam reinforces Beijing’s message to other countries claiming territory in the South...

China and the Age of Contempt - D. Blumenthal & M. Mazza, Foreign Policy

Though China has been increasingly aggressive in the South and East China Seas over the last three years, the dispatch of an oil rig indicates a troubling change in Chinese behavio...

China's Vietnam Problem - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Yesterday morning news broke that anti-Chinese protests had turned violent overnight, resulting in the deaths of at least two (and perhaps as many as 16) Chinese workers, injuries...

China's Big Strategic Mistake in South China Sea - Ha Anh Tuan, TNI

China on May 1 moved its giant indigenous oil rig, Hai Yang Shi You (HYSY) 981, southward in the South China Sea (SCS). The new location, only 120 miles from Vietnam's shore, is ...

Vietnam Has Much to Lose if Anti-China Riots Go On - H. Timmons, QZ

The deaths, particularly if they are Chinese citizens, intensify an already volatile situation between the two countries and escalate the potential damage for Vietnam, which relies...

The Rise of the Square People - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

I think I’ll plan to go from Kiev to Hanoi more often. It’s only when you go to two seemingly disconnected places that you see the big trends, and one of the big ones I...

China's Power Play in the South China Sea - Washington Post

With a $1 billion oil rig the size of a football field, China has literally laid down a new marker in its ambition to dominate the South China Sea — and challenged President ...

The Search for Status in the New Asia - Roger Cohen, New York Times

Vietnam represents the push for status in the new Asia....

How to Curb Russian and Chinese Aggression - Tom Friedman, NY Times

Americans may think we’ve lost influence in the world, but, the truth is, many people out here want our “presence” more than ever. This is especially true of those living on ...

China's Oil Rig Gambit Endangers America - Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy

China's dispatch of an oil rig to waters claimed by Vietnam threatens armed conflict, and makes Washington a party whether it likes it or not....

China Is Pushing Vietnam Dangerously - Asahi Shimbun

Tensions are escalating dangerously in the South China Sea, where China and Vietnam have conflicting territorial interests. Chinese government vessels rammed Vietnamese patrol boat...

How Should the U.S. Respond to China's Bullying? - New York Times

The U.S. needs to formulate a unified response....

How China, Russia Help Spread Democracy - Christian Science Monitor

Nations not in secure alliances of democracy take note when Russia annexes a piece of Ukraine and China shoots water guns at Vietnam's ships in a claim on the Paracel Islands. Secu...

The World's Most Dangerous Water Fight - Keith Johnson, Foreign Policy

Just days after Beijing dispatched an oil rig to waters claimed by both China and Vietnam, Chinese naval vessels apparently rammed and damaged at least one Vietnamese patrol boat i...

Why China Is Putting an Oil Rig Off Vietnam's Coast - Chris Beam, AP

China has towed a deep sea drilling rig to a spot off Vietnam's coast in waters claimed by both. The rig has been escorted by a reported 70 Chinese craft that have rammed Vietnames...

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. ...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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