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When China is strong, democracy in Southeast Asia is dying

Just five years ago, many were optimistic that Southeast Asia was finally at a turning point on the path to democracy. At the time, the Myanmar military finally relaxed its decades-long power as Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for…
South China Sea: What are Chinese fleets doing at Whitsun Reef?

The story of more than 200 Chinese ships outlined in Whitsun Reef has been the focus of international opinion over the past week, causing tensions in the South China Sea (Vietnamese call it the East Sea), according to regional media.…
Vietnam faces 3 major challenges at UN

After successfully assuming the role of chairman of the UN Security Council for the term 2020-2021, Vietnam once again held this role in April 2021. Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao shared with the Laws of Ho Chi Minh City newspaper that:…
Diamond Quartet and Hanoi: Parallel interests and strategic cohesion

The democratic coalition quartet is strengthening under President Biden to counterbalance the rise of Chinese influence in the region and do Hanoi’s national security goals coincide with this quartet? The first meeting of the heads of state of the US,…
The US is tough with China, Vietnam is both happy and worried

From the day Joe Biden entered the White House, Washington has maintained a tough stance towards Beijing and has clearly shown an interest in strengthening the US role in the Indo-Pacific region. Vietnam is said to be very pleased with…
Coping with China’s “gray zone” tactics

China intensifies “gray–zone tactics” The recent event has caused many concerns when more than 200 Chinese marine militia ships were discovered near Ba Dau (Whitson Reef), a reef in the East Sea (South China Sea) that Vietnam also claims. The…
China’s encirclement of Whitson Reef poses new threat to Vietnam

The Philippines faces the threat of territorial encroachment from China Recently, the Philippines has criticized China’s “aggressive” actions after Beijing sent more than 200 ships to the South China Sea (Vietnam calls it the East Sea). Manila also asked Beijing…
US-China tensions and policy implications for Vietnam

The US-China dialogue ends in tense The first US-China dialogue since Biden took office ended in tension, mutual accusations by both sides and no joint statement has been made. Many people made different comments about China’s “diplomacy of warriors” with…
Vietnamese-American lawmakers condemn attack on Asian discrimination

Vietnamese-American lawmakers have simultaneously condemned the attack against Asians in Atlanta and called on the US government to take strong measures to tackle the Asian-American stigma that has existed for many years. “We need to hold all Americans accountable for…
Vietnam coal power industry under pressure of climate change

In the trend of the world to step up the fight against climate change, many international corporations are withdrawing from coal power plant projects, which are considered to cause a lot of pollution and increase gas emissions. Vietnam’s coal power…
UK and Germany break human trafficking ring led by Vietnamese

Entry control latch between Austria and Germany. Two trafficking rings organized by Vietnamese people in Europe were destroyed by the host authorities, one of whom was sentenced to 11 years in prison for sending Vietnamese victims of smuggling to work…
Does Vietnam need to join Quad to deal with China?

Four countries under the mechanism known as the Quads on March 12 had their first summit, with the participation of US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.…
Disclosure: Trinh Xuan Thanh will return to Germany

Just before Trinh Xuan Thanh prepares to appear in court in Vietnam in a new trial on March 8, news of a “Cold War-style kidnapping in Berlin” surfaced in the media in Germany and Slovakia. As far as we know,…
Vietnamese diplomacy: How to lead?

The Government of Vietnam says it has been and is ready to play a leading role, a pioneering role, and contribute to the work of the region and the world. But before discussing the international aspect, we should prioritize leading…
If there is war a with the US, would China attack Vietnam?

On March 8, 2021, the South China Morning Post newspaper had an article “China’s military must spend more to meet US’s war threat,” roughly translated as “China needs to increase defense spending to prepare for the risk of war with…