Search: Vietnam,Asia-Pacific (4 materials)

Waterworld: Moscow Betting on the South China Sea

... Manila’s coast guard has lately been engaged in a naval drill in the disputed waters. President Duterte clearly stated that he will not undermine his country’s sovereignty by withdrawing its vessels from patrolling national waters. As tensions mount, Vietnam is not twiddling its thumbs. Lately, Hanoi has in fact been building up its own maritime militia , which patrols the area around Hainan, the Spratly and the Paracel Islands. China believes this to be a covert operation in order to spy on the ...


A Legal Imbroglio in the South China Sea

... Ambitious young ASEAN scholars and diplomats, anxious to boost their resumes and post-retirement corporate prospects, are actively being lured towards this end via the offer of generous stints at prestigious American universities and think tanks. Vietnam is the suitor du jour in America’s new carousel game called the “Asian Pivot.” While China is financing and building essential infrastructure in Vietnam, the US is ironically offering weapons to a nation it pummelled during a ...


Security and Cooperation in the South China Sea

Experts and diplomats from the US, Europe and Asia took part in the 7th South China Sea International Conference “ Cooperation for Regional Security and Development ” that took place in Vietnam’s Vung Tau city on November 23-24, 2015. The conference discussed the impact of key trends in the global development on the situation in the water area, legal aspects of territorial disputes, as well as ways to reduce conflict potential....


Russian-Vietnamese Strategic Partnership: between the United States and China

... emerges as a power positioned between China and the U.S.A. Due to historical reasons and the current difficulties of Vietnam vis-à-vis the United States and China, Hanoi may welcome a force that could support it in the contest for markets in Asia-Pacific. Thus, the Vietnamese card is still valid for Russian diplomacy in the region. Hanoi also regards Moscow as a card in its dealings with Beijing and Washington. Hence, many publications on Vietnam are chewing over the Cam Ranh Bay and military-technical cooperation....


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