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Why the US Should Cooperate More Closely With Vietnam’s Public Security Ministry

Why the US Should Cooperate More Closely With Vietnam’s Public Security Ministry

By Khang Vu
Small arms procurements for internal security agencies could be a step toward more substantial purchases of U.S. hardware for Vietnam's military.

After a Major Upgrade, the US Military Wants to Take Things Further With Vietnam

After a Major Upgrade, the US Military Wants to Take Things Further With Vietnam

By Christopher Woody
Despite mutual concerns about China, Hanoi’s wariness of its larger neighbor may limit what it’s willing to do with Washington.
China, America, and Vietnam’s Diplomatic Blitz in 2023

China, America, and Vietnam’s Diplomatic Blitz in 2023

By Sebastian Strangio
The Diplomat interviews Khang Vu, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Boston College, about Vietnam’s diplomatic strategy amid great power competition.

Chinese Leader’s Visit Reflects Vietnam’s ‘Omnidirectional’ Foreign Policy

Chinese Leader’s Visit Reflects Vietnam’s ‘Omnidirectional’ Foreign Policy

By Khang Vu
China's paramount leader Xi Jinping will reportedly soon make a state visit to Vietnam, just weeks after U.S. President Joe Biden.

China’s Xi Jinping Could Visit Vietnam Soon, Report Claims

China’s Xi Jinping Could Visit Vietnam Soon, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
The visit, which could take place later this month or early next, would come after U.S. President Joe Biden's visit to Hanoi last month.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Vietnam Dissidents to Relocate to US Under Biden Administration Deal, Report Says

Vietnam Dissidents to Relocate to US Under Biden Administration Deal, Report Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The reported expatriations shed some light on the compromises that preceded the landmark upgrade in the diplomatic partnership between Hanoi and Washington.

Is There Any Southeast Asian Autocrat That the US Won’t Do Business With?

Is There Any Southeast Asian Autocrat That the US Won’t Do Business With?

By David Hutt
Hypocrisy is an inevitable part of power politics. But there are limits to how far a nation like the U.S. should compromise.
The US-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Is Not All About China

The US-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Is Not All About China

By Nguyen Hung Son
The upgrade in ties was consistent with Hanoi's longstanding goal of building a network of relationships with the region and the world.

Overcoming Differences, Looking to the Future: The Next Step for the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership 

Overcoming Differences, Looking to the Future: The Next Step for the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership 

By Khang Vu
Despite the significant upgrade to its relationship with the United States, China will continue to loom large in Vietnam's calculations.

Biden Says US Outreach to Vietnam is About Providing Global Stability, Not Containing China

Biden Says US Outreach to Vietnam is About Providing Global Stability, Not Containing China

By Josh Boak and Aamer Madhani
During his visit to Hanoi, Biden and his hosts upgraded their relationship to the level of a comprehensive strategic partnership.

A New Era Is Dawning in US-Vietnam Relations

A New Era Is Dawning in US-Vietnam Relations

By Jonathan D. London
The coming upgrade of the bilateral relationship between Washington and Hanoi is a milestone for the region – and the world.
President Biden Should Not Overlook Vietnam’s Rights Crisis

President Biden Should Not Overlook Vietnam’s Rights Crisis

By Carolyn Nash
Progress on shared objectives like climate mitigation will be impossible without measures to address the human rights failures of both Vietnam and the U.S.

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