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Vietnam’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act
January 19, 2017
Vietnam’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act
Vietnam's multidirectional foreign policy includes outreach to China, the United States, India, and Japan.
Vietnam’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act
Why Vietnam Has Turned Its Strategic Attention to the Sea
January 08, 2017
Why Vietnam Has Turned Its Strategic Attention to the Sea
Vietnam's strategic turn toward the South China Sea presents a series of challenges for the country's defense planners.
Why Vietnam Has Turned Its Strategic Attention to the Sea
Vietnam and China: A Delicate Balancing Act
September 16, 2016
Vietnam and China: A Delicate Balancing Act
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's first visit to China hints at Hanoi's constraints in approaching its giant neighbor.
Vietnam and China: A Delicate Balancing Act
Will Vietnam File a South China Sea Case Against China?
August 03, 2016
Will Vietnam File a South China Sea Case Against China?
Hanoi may yet take Beijing to court.
Will Vietnam File a South China Sea Case Against China?
Vietnam Protests as China Lands Civilian Aircraft on Newly Constructed Spratly Airstrip
January 03, 2016
Vietnam Protests as China Lands Civilian Aircraft on Newly Constructed Spratly Airstrip
The Vietnamese foreign ministry described the move as a "serious infringement" of its sovereignty.
Vietnam Protests as China Lands Civilian Aircraft on Newly Constructed Spratly Airstrip
Watch Out China: Vietnam's Coast Guard Will Fight Back
September 11, 2015
Watch Out China: Vietnam's Coast Guard Will Fight Back
A new Vietnamese regulation will allow its coast guard to use weapons to deter and repel ships.
Watch Out China: Vietnam's Coast Guard Will Fight Back
Vietnam Slams Chinese Naval Drill in South China Sea
July 27, 2015
Vietnam Slams Chinese Naval Drill in South China Sea
Vietnamese authorities have called on the Chinese navy to cease a military exercise in disputed waters.
Vietnam Slams Chinese Naval Drill in South China Sea
China Steps Up Harassment of Vietnamese Fishermen
July 13, 2015
China Steps Up Harassment of Vietnamese Fishermen
Recent incidents highlight the return of low-level coercion against Vietnamese fishermen in disputed waters.
China Steps Up Harassment of Vietnamese Fishermen
China's Navy Just Got Better at Detecting and Taking Out Submarines
July 09, 2015
China's Navy Just Got Better at Detecting and Taking Out Submarines
With the commissioning of the Gaoxin-6, the PLAN's anti-submarine warfare capabilities receive a major boost.
China's Navy Just Got Better at Detecting and Taking Out Submarines
Who Is the Biggest Aggressor in the South China Sea? (A Rejoinder)
June 21, 2015
Who Is the Biggest Aggressor in the South China Sea? (A Rejoinder)
China's track record in the South China Sea is markedly different from those of the other claimants.
Who Is the Biggest Aggressor in the South China Sea? (A Rejoinder)
India and Vietnam Advance Their Strategic Partnership
December 11, 2014
India and Vietnam Advance Their Strategic Partnership
India and Vietnam are expanding their strategic partnership from energy and trade to defense and space -- and beyond.
India and Vietnam Advance Their Strategic Partnership
Vietnam’s Navy Crosses the Line
December 02, 2014
Vietnam’s Navy Crosses the Line
Vietnam is stepping up its defense cooperation, particularly on maritime issues, with friends near and far.
Vietnam’s Navy Crosses the Line
How Vietnam Woos China and India Simultaneously
October 28, 2014
How Vietnam Woos China and India Simultaneously
In managing relations with India and China, Vietnamese diplomacy has grown dynamic and creative.
How Vietnam Woos China and India Simultaneously
Should the US Proliferate A2/AD in Asia?
October 24, 2014
Should the US Proliferate A2/AD in Asia?
The United States shouldn't rush into arming its allies with anti-access/area denial technologies.
Should the US Proliferate A2/AD in Asia?
US to Abandon Use of Land Mines Everywhere But Korea
September 26, 2014
US to Abandon Use of Land Mines Everywhere But Korea
Plus, the Philippines' Aquino on China's mixed signals, Vietnam may be able to buy U.S. weapons, and more. Security links.
US to Abandon Use of Land Mines Everywhere But Korea
India-Vietnam Supersonic Missile Talks in 'Advanced Stage'
September 15, 2014
India-Vietnam Supersonic Missile Talks in 'Advanced Stage'
Vietnam may soon import the BrahMos cruise missile from India.
India-Vietnam Supersonic Missile Talks in 'Advanced Stage'
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