Why Vietnam’s UN Abstention on Ukraine Was a Rational Move
By Khang Vu
The country’s domestic political structure emphasizes continuity in foreign policy, and changes its stance only when there is a clear benefit in doing so.
Should ASEAN Take a Stronger Position on the Ukraine War?
By Frederick Kliem and Ian Seow Cheng Wei
ASEAN and its individual member states have mostly avoided taking a strong stance on the conflict. Is that a sign of weakness, or a smart diplomatic move?
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?
Is Vietnam Going to Hold a Military Exercise With Russia?
By Carl Thayer
Russian media say that Russian and Vietnamese officers held a meeting to discuss military drills – which would be a controversial move amid Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
Derek Chollet on US Indo-Pacific Diplomacy and the Russia-Ukraine War
By Shannon Tiezzi
In U.S. interactions with Asian partners, “I expect Russia-Ukraine will be an issue but it won’t be the issue,” the State Department counselor told The Diplomat.
Explaining the Vietnamese Public’s Mixed Responses to the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
By To Minh Son
Russian President Vladimir Putin has attracted both admirers and detractors among the country's active netizens.