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The Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership Takes Another Step Forward
January 13, 2022

The Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership Takes Another Step Forward

By Hai Hong Nguyen
A growing congruence of interests has prompted the two nations to expand their strategic partnership into the realm of defense and security cooperation.

China’s COVID-19 Border Restrictions Wreak Economic Havoc in Southeast Asia
January 10, 2022

China’s COVID-19 Border Restrictions Wreak Economic Havoc in Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
Tighter customs clearance procedures have led producers to dump truckloads of fruit by the roadside.
Can VinFast Turn Vietnam Into an Electric Vehicle Powerhouse?
January 05, 2022

Can VinFast Turn Vietnam Into an Electric Vehicle Powerhouse?

By James Guild
The competition to become the main player in the production of EVs in Southeast Asia is starting to heat up.

Surviving Saigon in 1945 and a Dog Named Mephisto
December 31, 2021

Surviving Saigon in 1945 and a Dog Named Mephisto

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with author Thierry de Roland Peel.

To Fight COVID-19, Asia Increasingly Turns to Traditional Medicine
December 24, 2021

To Fight COVID-19, Asia Increasingly Turns to Traditional Medicine

By Tom Fawthrop
With vaccine access still uneven, many in Thailand, Vietnam, and beyond are looking for herbal treatments.

Why the West Has Gone Soft on Human Rights in Vietnam
December 15, 2021

Why the West Has Gone Soft on Human Rights in Vietnam

By David Hutt
Hanoi's strategic importance to the U.S. and its allies has allowed the Communist Party greater leeway in silencing its critics.

The Future of LNG in Vietnam After COP26
December 08, 2021

The Future of LNG in Vietnam After COP26

By Quynh Tran
Liquid natural gas could help Vietnam wean itself off coal while satisfying its growing demand for electricity.
Japan, Vietnam Look to Cyber Defense Against China
November 24, 2021

Japan, Vietnam Look to Cyber Defense Against China

By Mari Yamaguchi
The cybersecurity agreement comes two months after the two countries struck a deal under which Japan will provide defense equipment and technology to Vietnam.

Vietnam Needs to Bolster Its ‘Soft Balancing’ Against China
November 19, 2021

Vietnam Needs to Bolster Its ‘Soft Balancing’ Against China

By Pham Ngoc Minh Trang
Vietnam’s statements on the South China Sea at international forums reveal a subtle, defensive strategy – one that hasn’t been enough thus far.

Vietnam Seeks Information From Iran About Seized Oil Tanker
November 05, 2021

Vietnam Seeks Information From Iran About Seized Oil Tanker

By Hau Dinh
A Vietnamese oil tanker was seized at gunpoint by Iranian soldiers in the Gulf of Oman on October 24, for reasons that remain unclear.

Vietnam’s Metro Rail Lines Lumber Toward Completion
October 26, 2021

Vietnam’s Metro Rail Lines Lumber Toward Completion

By James Guild
The travails of the planned metro lines in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offer useful perspective on the role of Chinese development financing.
What’s Next for Indonesia-Vietnam Defense Relations?
October 20, 2021

What’s Next for Indonesia-Vietnam Defense Relations?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The second iteration of a new defense policy dialogue highlighted some of the ongoing and future developments in the two nations' security ties.

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