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…
How are US-Vietnam relations after Mr. Biden became President?

What the US-Vietnam bilateral relationship will be and what can be expected when President Joe Biden took office? At a discussion on Thursday roundtable on January 21, 2021, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jonathan London, an American scholar from Leiden University in…