Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?

By |2021-08-20T10:58:48-10:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Faculty Articles, Vuving, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander Vuving’s latest article is “Will Vietnam Be America’s Next Strategic Partner?” published by The Diplomat. In the article Vuving states that “Times of trouble are often times of truth. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity for people to signal their true commitment to friends. To get a sense of how close countries are in geopolitical terms and how warm their relationships are, one can simply count the number of high-level visits or the amount of COVID-19 vaccines donated between them.” He goes on to say that “The relationship between Washington and Hanoi is one of the most delicate [...]

New OpEd looks at Vietnam’s future

By |2021-03-05T14:25:10-10:00March 6th, 2021|Categories: Faculty, Vuving, External Publications, news|Tags: , |

Dr. Alex Vuving has a new OpED “Vietnam: Where To Now After Trong?” published by Eurasia News/East Asia Forum. This article looks at how Vietnam’s government is evolving, current business trends, and the impact of COVID-19. According to Vuving: “Events over the past year have brought major long-term trends in Vietnam’s domestic and foreign policy to the surface. The country will be less aligned with China. In the next decade, it will likely have its first non-conservative leader since the Cold War’s end but its leaders continue to value the Leninist state model.” Read the full article Alexander L. [...]

Five Coronavirus Success Stories: Different, But the Same

By |2020-06-08T12:35:40-10:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Watson, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“Five Coronavirus Success Stories: Different, But the Same” is a new paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Watson highlights the steps taken by five countries to minimize the spreading of COVID-19 through a common thread of effective preparation, quick actions and effective, trusted leadership, despite different approaches. Excerpt: All told, the quick, early, and decisive actions of the governments of Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam enabled them to manage the coronavirus spread. A legacy of a robust health-care infrastructure provided a point of departure for assessing additional [...]

COVID-19 and the ASEAN Chair Agenda: Vietnam’s Lost Year? and Brunei’s, Too?

By |2020-04-24T14:45:26-10:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Faculty Articles, Oehlers, Journal|Tags: , , , , |

“COVID-19 and the ASEAN Chair Agenda: Vietnam's Lost Year? and Brunei's, Too?” is a new paper authored by Dr. Alfred Oehlers for Security Nexus. In this paper, Oehlers states that “There is mounting concern the COVID-19 pandemic may negatively affect progress with several crucial issues confronting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Precautionary measures such as restricted travel have virtually paralyzed progress while intensifying impacts have injected additional priorities on already crowded agendas, all to be addressed by Chairs facing increasing constraints. Efforts by the current and next incoming Chair – Vietnam and Brunei, respectively – will likely mitigate circumstances. ASEAN [...]

Vietnam military delegation visits APCSS

By |2021-04-13T18:02:28-10:00June 4th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

A delegation of Vietnamese military officers led by Lt. Gen. Tran Quang Khue visited the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) May 4. Lt. Gen. Khue is the standing vice chairman of the Vietnam National Search and Rescue Committee. During their visit, retired Army Col. Dave Shanahan, APCSS deputy dean, provided a tour which included a brief history of the center, course descriptions, outreach events and a technology briefing in the seminar rooms. The tour ended with Lt. Gen. Khue signing the APCSS visitor book and a gift exchange. […]

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