Is Vietnam Torn Between Land and Sea in Its Defense?
By Alexander L. Vuving
Should Vietnam prioritize land or sea in its quest for security? This is not a straightforward question as it first appears.
Vietnam Extends Oil Rig Operations Amid Vanguard Bank Standoff With China
By Ankit Panda
Refusing to back down, Hanoi authorizes the extension of exploratory work by the Hakuryu-5 oil rig.
China and Vietnam Call for Stable Relations After the 19th Party Congress
By Charlotte Gao
Vietnam sends special envoy to meet Chinese president after China’s 19th Party Congress.
The Weak Points in Vietnam's Miliary
By Shang-su Wu
Despite significant defense investments, some neglected portions of Vietnam’s military are vulnerable to Chinese attack.
Why Vietnam's Foreign Policy Won't Change After Its Party Congress
By Carl Thayer
Exploring myths and misconceptions regarding Vietnam's approach to China and the United States.
Indochina’s Troubled Year
By Luke Hunt
With a coup, a crash and a clash, it has been a rough 2014 so far for Indochina.
ASEAN’s Tepid Response to the Vietnam-China Faceoff
By Luke Hunt
The bloc’s inability to craft a united response to Chinese aggression signals a further decline in its regional clout.
South China Sea Dispute Overshadows ASEAN Summit
By Philip Heijmans
At a historic summit in Myanmar, the bloc’s leaders express concern over escalating tensions.