February 17, 2023
How the Sino-Vietnamese War Was Purposefully Forgotten
By Christelle Nguyen
In both China and Vietnam, the governments have deliberately tried to bury memories of their 1979 war.
November 15, 2022
No, Russia’s Invasion Ukraine is Not the Same as Vietnam’s War in Cambodia
By Nguyen Quoc Tan Trung
Despite some superficial similarities, the moral and humanitarian calculus of the two invasions are vastly different.
March 01, 2022
Why the Russia-Ukraine War is Not the Same as the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979
By Khang Vu
Vietnam's alliance with the Soviet Union put limits on how far China could go. Those limits don't exist in the current situation.
February 09, 2022
Why Won’t Vietnam Teach the History of the Sino-Vietnamese War?
By Travis Vincent
Vietnam is reluctant to include the 1979 conflict in history textbooks, continuing a decades-long silence.
May 24, 2019
The Sino-Vietnam War and China’s Long Route to Winning
By James Maclaren
A little-known war helped shape the future of Southeast Asia.
March 13, 2019
Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?
By Cu Huy Ha Vu
Vietnam’s missed opportunity to normalize relations with the US paved the way for China’s 1979 invasion.
December 14, 2018
Is India Expecting Too Much From Its Strategic Partnership With Vietnam?
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Despite growing strategic convergence, New Delhi should also be mindful of some of the limitations in the relationship.
September 29, 2017
War of the Dragons: Why North Korea Does Not Trust China
By Franz-Stefan Gady
The legacy of the Sino-Vietnamese War continues to cast a shadow on China-North Korea relations.
April 14, 2017
China Gifts Military Equipment to Laos
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Transfer of unspecified equipment typifies the defense relationship between the two countries.
February 23, 2017
The Bitter Legacy of the 1979 China-Vietnam War
By Nguyen Minh Quang
Officially, both sides have tried to forget the bloody conflict. Unofficially, bitterness still runs deep.
January 08, 2017
Why Vietnam Has Turned Its Strategic Attention to the Sea
By Robert Farley
Vietnam's strategic turn toward the South China Sea presents a series of challenges for the country's defense planners.
February 17, 2014
Vietnam: Dancing with the Scars of ‘79
By Luke Hunt
Anti-China protesters put Vietnamese authorities in an awkward position over the weekend.
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