“Vietnam needs more than an upgraded U.S. partnership” is a new OpEd written by Dr. Alexander Vuving for Nikkei Asia.
In this opinion piece, Vuving looks at the history of Vietnam’s role in strategic partnerships.
“Hanoi’s web of strategic partnerships worked well in the post-Cold War era because of the geopolitical distance then between major powers. This no longer applies in the current situation of heightened strategic rivalries,” according to Vuving. “Hanoi needs a new safety net that suits the changed conditions of the present time.”
Alexander L. Vuving is a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in Honolulu. The views expressed are those of the author alone and do not represent the official policy of the DKI APCSS, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.