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The Trouble With Vietnam’s Defense Strategy
January 17, 2020

The Trouble With Vietnam’s Defense Strategy

By Thoi Nguyen
Vietnam needs more radical thinking on defense in order to adapt and keep pace with changes in the region.

Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea
January 13, 2020

Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea

By Associated Press
A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons.
Vietnam’s Internet Control: Following in China’s Footsteps?
December 11, 2019

Vietnam’s Internet Control: Following in China’s Footsteps?

By Justin Sherman
Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law suggests that the government is attempting to follow China’s model of internet control.

Did Vietnam Just Doom the Mekong?
November 26, 2019

Did Vietnam Just Doom the Mekong?

By Tom Fawthrop
A policy reversal on Mekong dams has put Hanoi’s credibility – and the river’s fate – on the line.

Vietnam Needs to ‘Struggle’ More in the South China Sea
November 15, 2019

Vietnam Needs to ‘Struggle’ More in the South China Sea

By Derek Grossman
Assessing Hanoi’s strategy after the Vanguard Bank standoff with China.

China Warns Vietnam to Not ‘Complicate’ South China Sea Dispute By Seeking Legal Arbitration
November 09, 2019

China Warns Vietnam to Not ‘Complicate’ South China Sea Dispute By Seeking Legal Arbitration

By Ankit Panda
Beijing warned Hanoi to not “complicate matters.”

Vietnam’s Human Trafficking Problem Is Too Big to Ignore
November 08, 2019

Vietnam’s Human Trafficking Problem Is Too Big to Ignore

By Thoi Nguyen
The tragic deaths of 39 Vietnamese in the U.K. shine a harsh light on Vietnam’s longstanding problem of human trafficking.
Victims Left Behind in US Agent Orange Cleanup Efforts
September 26, 2019

Victims Left Behind in US Agent Orange Cleanup Efforts

By Sonya Schoenberger
Vietnamese victims have yet to receive compensation – and many live in desperate poverty.

After a China-Vietnam Standoff, Expect a Turn to the US
September 20, 2019

After a China-Vietnam Standoff, Expect a Turn to the US

By Christopher Sharman
Coercive Chinese tactics to settle South China Sea disputes serve as a catalyst for enhanced Vietnam-U.S. security cooperation.

Middle Powers, Joining Together: The Case of Vietnam and Australia
August 31, 2019

Middle Powers, Joining Together: The Case of Vietnam and Australia

By Le Dinh Tinh and Hoang Long
Middles powers need each other more, not less, as great power competition roils the Asia-Pacific.

China’s Dominance on Display in the South China Sea
August 28, 2019

China’s Dominance on Display in the South China Sea

By Trinh Le
Beijing’s repeated provocative actions in the South China Sea leaves the region worse off.
South China Sea: Pentagon Slams China's 'Bullying' Behavior Against Vietnam
August 27, 2019

South China Sea: Pentagon Slams China's 'Bullying' Behavior Against Vietnam

By Ankit Panda
The statement follows an intensification of Chinese activity.

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