Vietnam

Vietnam After Obama

When Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Vietnam last November, he was welcomed with a 21-gun salute by his hosts and protests by activists. The Vietnamese did not line the streets to get a glimpse of the China le...

Opinion: Civil Liberties in Vietnam: Half-Full Glass

Human Rights Watch is upset that Hanoi is revising "its already draconian criminal code."  Parsing a recent report to Vietnam's National Assembly by the Minister of Public Security, the New York-based advocac...
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Viet Activists Say ‘Bin the TPP’

It has become an annoying habit for American politicians to air their “concern” about human rights in Vietnam. The latest episode has many Congressmen grappling with a vexing question: Should Vietnam be part ...
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Vietnam in the Shadow of China

The Chinese oil rig at the heart of the maritime dispute between China and Vietnam is expected to depart soon from its contentious position near the Paracel Islands. China National Offshore Oil Corporation, whi...
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Time for the US to Get Tough on Vietnam

The United States’ engagement with Vietnam is, in large part, a failure. Hanoi continues to ply benefits from the US while offering little in return. It is time for the US to demand what kind of relationship Ha...
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Vietnam Faces ‘Finlandization’ from China

These last few weeks, China has extracted a great deal of satisfaction from the disarray of those who would curb its territorial ambitions in the seas stretching south from Hainan Island. Its deployment of the ...
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Opinion: The Changing Face of Vietnam

If change is to come to Vietnam, the catalyst for it is likely to be the country’s youth, a full 60 percent of whom were born in the decades since the end of what Vietnam calls the American War, and who increas...