Vietnam

Oil and Gas Cooperation between Russia and Vietnam: History and Prospects

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Russia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) have benefited from their warm friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation since the Soviet era. After the USSR collapsed, the relationship between the two countries remained intact. In 1994, the Russian Federation and Vietnam concluded the Treaty on the Fundamentals…

Is Vietnam Gravitating Toward a Russian Orbit Now?

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Given Russia’s significant shift eastward, news of new cooperation with Vietnam and other southeast Asian nations bears watching. President Putin’s recent call with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong over Sputnik V shipments highlights moves by Moscow to engage the region. Vietnam began vaccinating citizens using…

Sino-Vietnamese Relations and the Mission of Russia

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China and Vietnam are two countries with a common border of more than 1.2 thousand km and a very ancient history of relationship. Of course, there have been very difficult moments in the history: the gigantic Chinese empire, accustomed to considering neighboring states as its sphere of influence, and small Vietnam did not always find a common ground…

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…

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…

Ongoing Russo-Vietnamese Military Cooperation Ensures Regional Stability

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It’s a well-established fact that when two states are determined engage in defense and security cooperation in a bilateral format, they must enjoy sound relations before even thinking about such an undertaking. The Socialist Republic of…

Pushing Vietnam Against China: Kissinger & Brzezinski in Southeast Asia

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The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is set to host a US aircraft carrier from the pacific fleet. The USS Carl Vinson will be docked in Vietnam, and this will send a clear message of hostility from Vietnam to the People’s Republic of China.  The South…

Vietnam- Russia’s Key Ally in ASEAN

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The Socialist Republic of Vietnam was at one time one of the poorest countries in Asia. But, as a result of the transformation that the country has undergone in the last few decades, many are now of the opinion that it deserves to be considered as one of the ‘Asian tigers’ – a designation that traditionally refers to Hong Kong…

US Looks to Southeast Asia to Unleash its ISIS Hordes

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Western think tanks have been increasingly busy cultivating a narrative to explain the sudden and spreading presence of militants linked or fighting under the banner of the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (ISIS) across Southeast Asia. This narrative – these think tanks would…


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