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In Depth: Asia Pacific, Vietnam and China

19 Sep 2016

America Rising: Indispensable Again in Asia

China’s aggressive militarism, slowing economy, and indecisive leadership has renewed America’s status as a welcome and indispensable force for prosperity and security in Asia.
31 Oct 2014

Dispatch from Vietnam: Will the US Foster a Natural Ally?

Nearly forty years after the war, most Vietnamese welcome friendly ties with America. With tensions mounting between Hanoi and Beijing, Vietnam is Washington’s to lose.

A Break with Beijing?: Hanoi Considers Its Options

Hanoi’s days of deference to China may be ending—and a new strategic alignment emerging—in the wake of increased tensions between over Beijing’s aggressive maritime claims.
26 Feb 2014

Isle of Light: A Look Back at the Boat People and the European Left

After the fall of South Vietnam, Paris’s antiwar left mobilized to condemn and partially remedy atrocities committed by the communist victors whose cause some had even championed.
19 Sep 2016

US-India, China-Russia Exercises Reflect New Alliances

As the US and India conduct joint exercises 100km from India’s border with China—China and Russia conduct "island seizing" naval exercises in the South China Sea.
22 Jan 2014

Hanoi's Symbolic Pushback Against Chinese Expansionism

After forty years, Vietnam has broken its silence over an incident of Chinese territorial aggression. It’s a reminder of the regional tension that has built up after decades of bullying from Beijing.
3 Jun 2014

Chinese Generals Lash Out at America, Japan

Responding to criticism from high-ranking Japanese and US officials at the recent Shangri-La Dialogue, a prominent general went off script and showed everyone just what Beijing’s problem is.
4 Jan 2010

Welcome to America

that no country has ever treated me so badly. Not China. Not Vietnam. ...