March 05, 2020
Is Vietnam Sending Its Maritime Militia to China’s Coast?
By Yan Yan
In recent weeks, hundreds of Vietnamese fishing boats have gathered near China’s Hainan province, site of a sensitive military base.
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.
November 01, 2019
A Difficult Summer in the South China Sea
By Carl Thayer
Chinese coercive activities persist in one of Asia's hottest flashpoints.
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.
May 14, 2019
Vietnam Is the Chinese Military’s Preferred Warm-Up Fight
By Derek Grossman
At some point, the Chinese military will need to test its new capabilities – and Vietnam is likely the preferred adversary.
January 25, 2017
The Resurgence of China-Vietnam Ties
By Nguyen Minh Quang
A visit to Beijing by Vietnam's Communist Party chief underscored a major shift in Sino-Vietnamese bilateral relations.
November 29, 2016
Is Vietnam Reigniting a Fire in the South China Sea?
By Nguyen Quoc-Thanh
Hanoi is starting to feel more and more isolated as its regional neighbors reconcile with China.
September 16, 2016
Vietnam and China: A Delicate Balancing Act
By Nicholas Chapman
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's first visit to China hints at Hanoi's constraints in approaching its giant neighbor.
November 06, 2015
China, Vietnam Seek to Move Past South China Sea Disputes
By Shannon Tiezzi
With Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hanoi, Beijing wants to prove the China-Vietnam relationship is back on track.
June 06, 2015
Vietnam's Newest Tourist Destination: The Spratlys
By Franz-Stefan Gady
How Hanoi deploys tourism as a weapon in its simmering dispute with Beijing over South China Sea sovereignty.
May 21, 2015
Beijing’s Formidable Strategy in the South China Sea
By Chunjuan Nancy Wei
Beijing is prevailing over its neighbors in the South China Sea. It may also have the solution.
December 12, 2014
Vietnam Launches Legal Challenge Against China’s South China Sea Claims
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Vietnam lodges a submission at The Hague and rejects Chinese position paper on the South China Sea.