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  • Vietnam’s Political Environment and the Anti-Graft Campaign

    The ongoing clamp down on corruption in Vietnam is expected to have some negative economic impact in the short term.

    May 29, 2024

    India-Vietnam Defence Partnership Gaining Ground

    The visit of Vietnamese Defence Minister General Phan Van Giang to India reflects the deepening of the partnership which has evolved as a consequence of the rapidly changing regional security dynamics.

    June 26, 2023

    Clean Energy Transitions in Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges

    Even as Vietnam has Southeast Asia's largest installed solar and wind power capacity, coal will continue to be the country’s primary source of energy till 2030.

    March 21, 2023

    A Multi-level Approach to Vietnam Foreign Policy: From Security Preoccupation to Middle Power Role

    Prior to 1995 when Vietnam joined ASEAN and normalized relationship with the United States, the overriding concern was security as could be well explained by realism. Vietnam has made several critical, strategic moves since 1995 and by 2030 the country may be able to act internationally as an emerging middle power.

    June 2021

    Strategic Use of Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam’s External Relations with Major Powers

    The article focuses on analyzing the ‘Cam Ranh policy’ of the Vietnamese government as well as the implementation of this policy since 2002 via its relations with major powers such as Russia, the United States and Japan. The article indicates that these great powers have a significant presence in Cam Ranh Bay. While the China factor is an important cause of American and Japanese interest in Cam Ranh, the traditional relationship with Vietnam and the Far East policy are the driving the choices of Russia in the region.

    January 2021

    Jyoti Kataria asked: Was there any contribution of Vietnam in the Non-Aligned Movement?

    Udai Bhanu Singh replies: The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) formally began some 60 years ago with the first summit at Belgrade in 1961 but Vietnam joined it only in 1976. Vietnam, like the other developing countries of Asia and Africa, used NAM to raise its voice for safeguarding national sovereignty, protesting against imposition and intervention from outside and pushing for world peace, and improving the international environment for cooperation and development.

    Vietnam-US Rapprochement: A New Phase

    Vietnam’s president Sang’s visit to the US is historic in many ways and promises to bring in a new era of partnership through active trade relations and strategic alliance as a counterweight to China.

    September 02, 2013

    Vietnam-US Strategic Partnership

    While there are many positive developments between Vietnam and the US, it is still to be seen how the elites and military in Vietnam interpret US overtures.

    August 18, 2010

    Agent Orange: Resonance on Vietnam-US Relations

    US troops used chemical dioxin, Agent Orange, to get rid of the green forest cover and other foliage, so as to cut the supply lines of North Vietnamese guerillas.

    October-December 2009

    Vietnamese Defence White Paper 2009

    Vietnam’s third national defence white paper shows its commitment to greater transparency in defence modernization and strategic planning.

    December 31, 2009