Vietnam

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…

Vietnam Locks up US-funded Agitators

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Vietnam has tried and imprisoned several members of a US-funded network engaged in sedition across the country. The move follows  trials and prison terms handed out earlier this year for other US-funded operatives meddling in Vietnam’s internal political affairs. The prison terms for…

Second Advent of the US Aircraft Carrier

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An outstanding event took place recently in the conflict around the South China Sea. The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson moored in the Vietnamese port Cam Ranh. The Americans obviously took a triumph lap in this event – once again after the sadly remembered Vietnamese War and…

Vietnam International Trade Conference – a Bridge Between the EEU and ASEAN

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It is no secret that Vietnam is Russia’s key partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The two countries are linked by their long-standing, stable and friendly relations. Vietnam is also one of the most successful and influential members of ASEAN. Taken…


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