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Vietnam’s National Security Architecture

By |2020-04-02T11:19:25-10:00November 28th, 2018|

Overview of Vietnam’s National Interests In Vietnam’s policy discourse, the concept of national interests is sometimes used in distinction from the interests of particular social classes and sometimes in contrast to ideology. The discourse has witnessed in the decades following the Cold War’s end a steadily increasing emphasis on the national interest that implies that national interests should trump class interests and ideology if there is a conflict between them. This emphasis also gave rise to a broader sense of national interests understood as encompassing the needs for survival and development of the nation that are recognized and pursued by [...]

DKI APCSS Alumni Bring Regional Perspective to Maritime Security Challenges

By |2020-04-17T10:20:11-10:00November 14th, 2018|

The end of the relative stability of the bi-polar Cold War has given way to a complex and challenging security environment. Meanwhile, the growth of multinational supply chains and supranational information flows have emphasized the importance of the sea in a manner not appreciated since the Nineteenth Century. These factors have highlighted the need for cooperative solutions to the security challenges of what Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd calls the “Maritime Century.” View/Download Document

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