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Vietnam in the South Pacific: Dynamics for Strategic Cooperation
December 05, 2022

Vietnam in the South Pacific: Dynamics for Strategic Cooperation

By Nguyen Minh Quang and James Borton
The recent visit of Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue to Australia and New Zealand sheds new light on the country’s post-COVID foreign policy.

No, Russia’s Invasion Ukraine is Not the Same as Vietnam’s War in Cambodia
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.
Does Ideology Matter in Vietnam’s Foreign Policy?
November 10, 2022

Does Ideology Matter in Vietnam’s Foreign Policy?

By Nguyen Cao Viet Hung
In matters of national security and national interests, Vietnamese leaders are pragmatists.

Vietnam’s UN Abstention Casts Doubt on Its Commitment to Principle
October 18, 2022

Vietnam’s UN Abstention Casts Doubt on Its Commitment to Principle

By Huynh Tam Sang
By refraining from condemning Russia’s attempts to annex four regions of Ukraine, the country signaled its continued prioritization of national interests over moral principles.

Can Vietnam Weather the Coming Era of Great Power Competition?
October 18, 2022

Can Vietnam Weather the Coming Era of Great Power Competition?

By John Nielsen
The country's hedging strategy has proved quite successful in recent decades but is under pressure from the growing strategic tensions in the region.

Navigating Socialism, Security, and China in Laos-Vietnam Relations
October 07, 2022

Navigating Socialism, Security, and China in Laos-Vietnam Relations

By To Minh Son
Laos is important to China, but it is indispensable to Vietnam and its long-term security.

Australia Needs a Smarter Strategy for Investing in Vietnam
September 15, 2022

Australia Needs a Smarter Strategy for Investing in Vietnam

By Huong Le Thu
Bilateral relations have advanced considerably over the past decade, but Canberra can do a lot more to engage economically with Hanoi.
Ample Opportunities to Level Up Australia-Vietnam Relations
July 20, 2022

Ample Opportunities to Level Up Australia-Vietnam Relations

By Huynh Tam Sang and Pham Do An
With the election of a new Australian government, the chance to elevate ties between Hanoi and Canberra to the level of a comprehensive strategic partnership is within reach.

Vietnam Eyes Pragmatic Gains from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
June 13, 2022

Vietnam Eyes Pragmatic Gains from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

By Huynh Tam Sang
Participation in the new U.S. initiative could advance Vietnam’s aspiration for economic gains and a firm status in the regional economic architecture, but its full-fledged engagement is unlikely.

The US-Russia-Vietnam Triangle: Decoding Hanoi’s Strategic Balancing
June 01, 2022

The US-Russia-Vietnam Triangle: Decoding Hanoi’s Strategic Balancing

By Huynh Tam Sang
Vietnam has struck a careful balance in its reaction to the Ukraine conflict. But how long can it avoid taking sides?

Vietnam’s Growing Strategic Partnerships with European Countries
May 30, 2022

Vietnam’s Growing Strategic Partnerships with European Countries

By Hai Hong Nguyen
European partnerships form an increasingly important part of Vietnam's omnidirectional foreign policy.
Sizing-up the US-ASEAN Summit and Vietnam’s Place in the World
May 18, 2022

Sizing-up the US-ASEAN Summit and Vietnam’s Place in the World

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with veteran academic Carl Thayer.

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