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US Vietnam Relations

Vietnam and China: Then & Now -- President Obama Goes Hanoi

Jim Laurie | Posted 05.16.2016 | Home
Jim Laurie

Further advances in United States-Vietnam relations will likely emerge in the next few weeks. What also seems clear is that as US-Vietnam ties grow, preventing conflict between two of Asia's oldest adversaries -- Vietnam and China -- will be a major diplomatic challenge in the years ahead.

Vietnam Welcomes America with Open Arms

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.08.2015 | Home
Llewellyn King

No grunt slogging through the jungles of Vietnam could imagine that in 2014, 41 years after the end of the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese would be welcoming back Americans as investors, tourists, advisers and protectors.

The Frenemy of Our Frenemy

John Feffer | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
John Feffer

Both China and Vietnam belong to that peculiar foreign policy category of "frenemy" -- they're not our enemies, but they're not alliance partners either. We trade, we flirt, we conduct mil-to-mil relations, we complain about them behind their backs. We can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.

U.S. Left Behind on High Speed Rail

Barry Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Levinson

Vietnam, that little country we nearly bombed into extinction is building a high speed train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Men city at a cost of 50 billion dollars. Vietnam prepares for the future. The US isn't so sure about the future.