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A Vietnam ‘Base’ for Russia?
October 15, 2016
A Vietnam ‘Base’ for Russia?
A closer look at reports of Moscow potentially reopening a 'base.'
A Vietnam ‘Base’ for Russia?
Not So Lonely at the Top: Vietnam’s Next Step in Power Balancing
September 10, 2016
Not So Lonely at the Top: Vietnam’s Next Step in Power Balancing
With India, Hanoi has made another step in diversifying its foreign policy. But when do the returns start diminishing?
Not So Lonely at the Top: Vietnam’s Next Step in Power Balancing
US Arms Sales to Vietnam: A Military Analysis
June 06, 2016
US Arms Sales to Vietnam: A Military Analysis
Will U.S. arms sales to Vietnam alter the military balance in the South China Sea?
US Arms Sales to Vietnam: A Military Analysis
For Russia, US Lifting Vietnam Arms Embargo Will Not Affect Military Exports
May 24, 2016
For Russia, US Lifting Vietnam Arms Embargo Will Not Affect Military Exports
A Russian official thinks that the lifting of the arms embargo will not ‘affect the export of Russian weapons.'
For Russia, US Lifting Vietnam Arms Embargo Will Not Affect Military Exports
Did Russia Just Side With China on the South China Sea?
April 21, 2016
Did Russia Just Side With China on the South China Sea?
Analyzing Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's recent remarks on the South China Sea.
Did Russia Just Side With China on the South China Sea?
How Low Oil Prices Hamstring Vietnam in the South China Sea Disputes
April 13, 2016
How Low Oil Prices Hamstring Vietnam in the South China Sea Disputes
To maintain its position in the South China Sea, Vietnam needs a strong Russia.
How Low Oil Prices Hamstring Vietnam in the South China Sea Disputes
What a New Vietnam-Russia Deal Says About the Mekong’s Future
February 13, 2016
What a New Vietnam-Russia Deal Says About the Mekong’s Future
A rather unusual business transaction shows how some Mekong countries are focusing on aquaculture with the river’s future in peril.
What a New Vietnam-Russia Deal Says About the Mekong’s Future
Will Egypt Join the Eurasian Economic Union?
June 03, 2015
Will Egypt Join the Eurasian Economic Union?
The short answer is no, and that’s not even what is being discussed.
Will Egypt Join the Eurasian Economic Union?
Vietnam Buys Deadly New Missiles Capable of Hitting China
April 30, 2015
Vietnam Buys Deadly New Missiles Capable of Hitting China
Hanoi is the first Southeast Asian nation arming its submarines with land attack cruise missiles.
Vietnam Buys Deadly New Missiles Capable of Hitting China
Vietnam and Great Power Rivalries
March 31, 2015
Vietnam and Great Power Rivalries
Will Russian use of Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay derail improving Hanoi-Washington ties?
Vietnam and Great Power Rivalries
Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay Caught in US-Russia Crossfire
March 13, 2015
Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay Caught in US-Russia Crossfire
How will Hanoi respond to U.S. pressure to curtail flights of Russian refueling aircraft out of Cam Ranh Bay?
Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay Caught in US-Russia Crossfire
The Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam Race to South China Sea Defense Modernization
January 23, 2015
The Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam Race to South China Sea Defense Modernization
Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam are all striving to bolster their maritime capabilities.
The Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam Race to South China Sea Defense Modernization
Vietnam’s Navy Crosses the Line
December 02, 2014
Vietnam’s Navy Crosses the Line
Vietnam is stepping up its defense cooperation, particularly on maritime issues, with friends near and far.
Vietnam’s Navy Crosses the Line
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