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Following Putin Visit, Senior US Official Touches Down in Vietnam

Following Putin Visit, Senior US Official Touches Down in Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Daniel Kritenbrink, the State Department's second-in-command of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, has arrived in Hanoi for a two-day visit.

Putin Signs Deals With Vietnam to Offset Moscow’s Growing Isolation

Putin Signs Deals With Vietnam to Offset Moscow’s Growing Isolation

By Aniruddha Ghosal
The Russian leader's two-day visit to Hanoi follows trips by U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Putin’s Trip to Vietnam: The Next Phase of Major Power Competition

Putin’s Trip to Vietnam: The Next Phase of Major Power Competition

By Khang Vu
The Russian leader is just the latest major power leader to come to Hanoi bearing gifts and promises.

The Battle of Dien Bien Phu and the French Colonial Legacy in Vietnam

The Battle of Dien Bien Phu and the French Colonial Legacy in Vietnam

By Buu Nguyen
Seven decades after the communist victory, memories have dimmed and the two nations have built a friendship atop the positive legacies of French rule.

US Government Criticizes Vietnam’s Decision to Host Russia’s Putin

US Government Criticizes Vietnam’s Decision to Host Russia’s Putin

By Sebastian Strangio
The Russian leader will visit the country on June 19-20, just days after the conclusion of an international peace conference on Ukraine.

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Exiled Montagnard Activist in Thailand at Risk of Deportation to Vietnam, Rights Groups Say

Exiled Montagnard Activist in Thailand at Risk of Deportation to Vietnam, Rights Groups Say

By Sebastian Strangio
Y Quynh Bdap was arrested in Thailand earlier this week in connection with last year's attack on government offices in Vietnam's Central Highlands.

Russia’s Putin Set to Visit Vietnam Next Week, Reports Claim

Russia’s Putin Set to Visit Vietnam Next Week, Reports Claim

By Sebastian Strangio
The Russian leader is scheduled to make a short trip to the country on June 19-20, alongside a visit to North Korea.
Vietnam on Record Pace for Spratly Island Construction in 2024, Report Says

Vietnam on Record Pace for Spratly Island Construction in 2024, Report Says

By Sebastian Strangio
Over the past six months, the country has reclaimed almost as much new land as it did in the previous two years combined, closing the gap with China's "island fortresses."

How the ‘Politics of Gratitude’ Inflames Cambodia-Vietnam Relations

How the ‘Politics of Gratitude’ Inflames Cambodia-Vietnam Relations

By Huynh Tam Sang and Mai Vu Thao My
Some Vietnamese nationalists view Phnom Penh's decision to press ahead with a controversial canal project as a sign of ingratitude.

Vietnam Appoints President’s Ally as New Security Minister

Vietnam Appoints President’s Ally as New Security Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
Lt. Gen. Luong Tam Quang's appointment strengthens the chances of his former boss becoming the next Communist Party chief.

In the Hot Seat: To Lam’s Rise to the Vietnamese Presidency

In the Hot Seat: To Lam’s Rise to the Vietnamese Presidency

By Ian Hollinger
The powerful former public security minister has been boosted into the ranks of the country's top leaders. Will the promotion come back to haunt him?
The Funan Techo Canal Won’t Have A Military Purpose

The Funan Techo Canal Won’t Have A Military Purpose

By David Hutt
Arguments that Cambodia's China-backed canal project will pose a security threat to Vietnam are wildly overblown.

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