US-Vietnam Relations

US-Vietnam Trade Set to Rise as COVID-19 Recedes

cc Processing catfish for export in Dong Thap province (Credit: VNA)., modified

As the threat of COVID-19 wanes, Washington and Hanoi are set to pick up where they left off on deepening economic and security cooperation.

White House Transition to Continue Trajectory of US-Vietnam Relations

Vice President Biden shakes hands with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at a luncheon at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on July 7, 2015. [State Department Photo/Public Domain], cc Flickr US Department of State, modified,

A President Biden would be unlikely to hit the ‘reset’ button in US-China relations, which suggests progress in Washington’s partnership with Hanoi.

Vietnam offers Model Economy for Second Trump-Kim Summit

Rush hour traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, cc Flickr M M, modified,

As a country with a similar past, Vietnam’s historical experience offers Pyongyang a path back to the global mainstream.

ARIA Reassures Vietnam of Ongoing US FONOPS in South China Sea

Lễ đón Sỹ quan, thủy thủ đoàn tàu Hải quân Hoa Kỳ thăm hữu nghị Đà Nẵng (The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crew greeted by Vietnamese in Da Nang, Vietnam last year. Courtesy of VNA.)

The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) is the latest sign of a renaissance in US-Vietnam relations.

Fishing Nets and Market Economy Status Tie up US-Vietnam Trade

FishingBoats, cc Flickr Lucas Jans, modified,

The Trump administration's protectionist roadmap has thrown a wrench into Vietnam's active efforts to achieve market status.

South China Sea Dispute: Vietnam


In the second article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military viability of Vietnam’s claim.

South China Sea Dispute Heats Up

South China Sea Dispute, cc wikicommons Yeu Ninje

China's recent construction on disputed atolls in the South China Sea has accelerated the stop-start cycle of dispute there.

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