Vietnam

Vietnam is Well, but that Angers Western Impe...

34231321312Some fifteen years ago, when I lived in Hanoi, I used to come very often to the rooftop bar at the Meritus Hotel for an evening drink, just to feel gentle breeze and to spot ancient cargo boats majestically sailing on the surface…

US President Visits Vietnam

435345345Last Monday, May 23, US President Barack Obama set off on his five-day trip to Asia, the tenth trip to this region in his eight-year presidency. He spent the first three days in Vietnam. The agenda of the second part of the trip consisted of…

Vietnam and the XII Congress of the Communist...

22237239442The upcoming Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam may become an important milestone in the Vietnam’s modern history. It is becoming increasingly clear that the so-called policy of renovation (Doi Moi in Vietnamese) or, in other words…

Russian-Vietnamese Cooperation Gains Momentum

1037677473In mid-December 2015, the First Deputy Chairperson of the Russian Government Igor Shuvalov visited Vietnam. The Russian Vice Prime Minister met the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang, Vice Prime Minister Hoang Chung Hay…

Xi Jinping’s visit to Vietnam and Singa...

4534534544From 5 to 8 November President of PRC, Xi Jinping, made a visit to Vietnam and Singapore – two important countries in the Southeast Asia. His trip took place against the backdrop of a rather visible reinforcement of US military presence in the subregion – the main…

Washington’s Quiet Proxy War Against Vi...

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Washington's meddling across Asia has grabbed headlines recently in Hong Kong where US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded opposition…

Russian-Vietnamese Relations: Position and Pr...

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Today Russian-Vietnamese relations are developing in a complex political environment both for Russia and for the Asia-Pacific region. However, for…

Vietnam: State of the Economy in 2014

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The media publishes a lot of different information about the economic development of China, but in the East there are…

Ghosts of Vietnam

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I served as a Marine infantryman in Vietnam during 1969 and 1970. I managed to catch malaria, get hit by…

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