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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....

Most Recent Articles

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...

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...

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...

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