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…
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 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…
Where is Vietnam in new US-China chess board?

On March 3, 2021, the White House released the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance. In this guidance, Vietnam has been mentioned once as a partner with which Washington will deepen the bilateral strategic relationship in the US global strategy. This…