The Kabul-Saigon comparison touches a nerve in US-Vietnam reconciliation, and reinforces doubts over the level of US commitment to Southeast Asia.
With mounting disputes around the world, the treaty is arguably more important than ever for maritime security.
Vietnam is harnessing a grassroots desire for green energy to enact a slow but steady transition away from coal-based electricity generation.
A President Biden would be unlikely to hit the ‘reset’ button in US-China relations, which suggests progress in Washington’s partnership with Hanoi.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not made the world safer; old threats have not gone away and new ones remain on the horizon, especially in the South China Sea. Yet key tenets of the Pacific Deterrence Initiative remain bogged down in Congress.
Is Washington’s newfound assertiveness on the South China Sea dispute a matter of long-term statecraft, or short-term electioneering?
This time Hanoi’s preferred weapons were science-based policy and epidemic planning.
In Vietnam we can see many of the challenges, and solutions, to farming in the era of climate change.
If it is ever to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Blue Dot Network has a lot of catching up to do.
COVID-19 has now been added to the long list of difficulties faced by those who rely on fishing the South China Sea to make a living.