As US Aircraft Carrier Departs Vietnam, What Are the Implications for Regional Security?

As the USS Carl Vinson concluded a week-long port call to Danang, Vietnam today, one can’t help but consider the contrast to not-too-distant memories from when both countries were  locked in a long, bloody war.

Vietnam’s Crackdown on Dissent Could Undermine its Stability and Growth

Detaining enemies of the state could erode international support for Vietnam

Bauxite Mining in Vietnam’s Central Highlands: An Arena for Expanding Civil Society?

Hunter Marston, ‘Bauxite Mining in Vietnam’s Central Highlands: An Arena for Expanding Civil Society?’ Contemporary Southeast Asia, 34(2) 2012: 173-96.

Why Tensions Are Rising Between Vietnam and China

Hunter Marston, ‘Why Tensions Are Rising Between Vietnam and China’, Foreign Affairs, 15 August 2017.

The Geopolitics of Tech: Baidu’s Vietnam

Sarah Logan, ‘The Geopolitics of Tech: Baidu’s Vietnam’, Philadelphia: Internet Policy Observatory, University of Pennsylvania, June 2015.

Vietnam manages delicate balance between US and China

Success of Trump visit should not obscure Hanoi's efforts to keep Beijing on board

Even under Trump, US-Vietnam relations seem to be improving

Despite their concerns about Trump's presidency, Vietnamese leaders were proactive in engaging directly with the new US President.

US–Vietnam relations under President Trump

Under the Obama administration, the US–Vietnam relationship experienced a significant improvement, in particular in terms of security cooperation.

Vietnam is a Promising Partner for the Trump Administration

The new trend of seeking what Trump considers to be more fair trade relationships might be challenging for any Southeast Asian state with smaller size and capacity. However, Vietnam aims to demonstrate goodwill by meeting the White House halfway on such expectations.


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