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Vietnam – Entire Country Mobilized to Save People from COVID-19

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When I used to grow up in a socialist Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, we were told that even if one single human life was endangered, the entire country had to stop and fight for his or her survival. That is how we were raised. That was our culture, or call it the foundation of our worldview. I remember, once there was an explosion…

The Tremendous but ‘Secret’ Success of Socialist Vietnam

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Some twenty years ago, when I moved to Hanoi, the city was bleak, grey, covered by smog. The war had ended, but terrible scars remained. I brought my 4WD from Chile, and insisted on driving it myself. It was one of the first SUVs in the city. Each time I drove it, it was hit by scooters, which flew like projectiles all over the wide avenues of the capital. Hanoi was beautiful…

Current Situation in South China Sea and Vietnam’s Policy

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“We see that, with the changing world order, the rivalry between the current centers of power continues to intensify and so does the battle for leadership in the future.  Unfortunately, the threat posed by the novel Coronavirus has not reduced these geopolitical tensions, exacerbating them instead. We would like to reiterate that that, from our point…

Intensity and Stability: The Development of Russian-Vietnamese Relations

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Vietnam is one of Russia’s oldest and most reliable partners in Asia. Friendly relations were established back in the years of the Indochina Wars of the 1950s-1970s. At that time, the Soviet Union helped Vietnamese Communists to first get rid of the French colonialists, then to defeat the Western-ruled South Vietnam…

Vietnam Begins Reclaiming Info-Space From US Tech Giants

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In yet another sign of waning Western hegemony, the Southeast Asian state of Vietnam has begun the long-overdue process of reclaiming its information space from US tech giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google. Reuters in its article, “Facebook-style app launches in Vietnam amid…

Military and Technical Cooperation with Vietnam Remains out of Reach for France

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It is well known that China, the United States, Russia, Japan, Australia, South Korea and Singapore are considered to be the most active players in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Other nations as, for instance, member-states of the European Union, are rarely mentioned in news…

Agent Orange Still Lives on in Tombstones and Broken Bodies

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The ghost of the Vietnam War continues to haunt those Americans still alive who fought in it. Gordon Duff fears he may be the last of his two squads still alive, a lonely honor, or dishonor depending on how one looks at it. This is not a cheap shot at the Vets. They had no say…

Viet Nam’s Economics Miracle Haunts US-DPRK Talks

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While free market countries across the developing world remain deeply impoverished, China and Viet Nam have both seen impressive increases in living standards during the past several decades. Public voices in the western world give all credit for this to “liberalization,” but…

Why Washington is Courting Hanoi in Vain

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More than half a century ago, at the height of Vietnam war US intelligence agencies were demanded to put an end to the partisan movement supporting the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam. This resulted in the so-called Phoenix Program being launched which, according…

South Korean Footprint in Vietnam War

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South Korean statements about “comfort women” leave the author with an impression that only someone without similar skeletons in their closet has the right to voice such demands and harsh criticism. Otherwise these heartfelt declarations appear to exemplify duplicity or unscrupulous…

The Vietnamese–Japanese Сooperation is a Bitep Closer to a Multipolar World

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The long-standing and fruitful cooperation between Japan and Vietnam is not only very advantageous in economic terms for both parties, but it also has a great potential of influencing the future of the whole Southeast Asia…

What’s Really Behind Anti-China Protests in Vietnam?

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US and European media outlets reported anti-Chinese protests across Vietnam. Claims regarding numbers varied greatly from several hundred to others claiming several thousand. The Western media was particularly careful not to mention the names of any of the individuals or organisations…


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