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.
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.
March 13, 2021
Vietnam, ASEAN, and the US-China Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific
By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with Le Hong Hiep.
March 19, 2020
China Remains Unfazed by Warming US-Vietnam Security Ties
By Derek Grossman
U.S.-Vietnam ties continue to advance, and Beijing doesn’t seem too concerned.
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.
March 23, 2018
Why March 2018 Was an Active Month in Vietnam’s Balancing Against China in the South China Sea
By Derek Grossman
Hanoi was busy in March with proponents of a “peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.”
January 19, 2017
Vietnam’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act
By Nicholas Chapman
Vietnam's multidirectional foreign policy includes outreach to China, the United States, India, and Japan.
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.
January 23, 2015
The Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam Race to South China Sea Defense Modernization
By Carl Thayer
Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam are all striving to bolster their maritime capabilities.