Should Vietnam prioritize land or sea in its quest for security ? This is not a straightforward question as it first appears.
The well-attended December 8-10 event was part of a broader public relations strategy designed to capture the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese public.
Vietnam’s proximity to China and lack of strategic depth limit its options in forming security partnerships with other great powers.
Hanoi is now openly diversifying its weaponry purchases away from Moscow, an emerging break driven by the war in Ukraine.
Vietnam has held its first ever defence trade show as it seeks to diversify the sources of its defence acquisitions and showcase its domestic defence industry.
Dredging and landfill work creates 170 hectares of new land in Spratly Islands, which are also claimed by China and others
U.S. defence firms and top Vietnamese government officials have discussed supplying military gear, including helicopters and drones, two sources with knowledge of the talks told Reuters, a new sign the country may reduce its reliance on Russian arms.
The recent debate on The Strategist about whether Vietnam should have a maritime or continental geostrategic orientation has reinvigorated the long-term and historical interaction between the two strategic cultures.
With China increasing the pressure both on land and at sea, Vietnam is facing a hard choice: should it continue its maritime tilt adopted since the early 2000s or should it pivot back to the land like it did throughout…
Geography influences the strategic choices of all countries, but Vietnam is an interesting case of a ‘swing’ state in comparative grand-strategy terms.
Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has ordered agencies to study the possibility of using two military airports in the central and southern regions and one in Hanoi for civilian purposes.
China’s rising engagement of Cambodia and Laos is shifting neighboring Vietnam’s strategic focus from sea to land
The Second India – Vietnam Security Dialogue at the level of Deputy National Security Advisor and Deputy Minister here on Tuesday decided to ramp up counter-terror and maritime security partnership amid China’s aggression in the Indo-Pacific region.
Pursuing a nuclear deterrent against Chinese aggression would undermine the country’s international reputation and destabilize relations with Beijing.
We don’t tend to go with India in order to fight against China. We don’t take a side; there is no zero-sum game here. We take the side of peace, the side of international law. India and China are all…
The defense industry needs to be closely linked with other sectors to serve both military and civilian purposes, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said.
A small square in the 16th arrondissement of Paris has been named after Vietnamese pilot Do Huu Vi, one of the first pilots in the French military, who died at age 33 in a combat in France during World War I (1914-1918).
Hanoi resolutely objects to Taiwan’s live-fire exercises in the waters around Ba Binh (Itu Aba) Island, part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.
Vietnam so far reticent on reports China has a secret naval base deal with Cambodia but privately Hanoi is clearly worried.
The war in Ukraine has shaken a fundamental assumption of Vietnam’s defence posture—that its old friend Russia would remain a reliable supplier of key weapons systems to help deter Chinese aggression.
The affair could spell trouble for Israeli security exports to Vietnam, which have risen sharply in the past decade
The U.S. has handed over to the Vietnamese Coast Guard a fourth center for training personnel and maintaining ships and a drone.
Russian media say that Russian and Vietnamese officers held a meeting to discuss military drills – which would be a controversial move amid Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
Vietnam’s plan to hold military exercises with Russia could revive calls to hit Hanoi with CAATSA-related penalties
Vietnam’s Defence Ministry has detained a former commander of its coast guard on suspicion of embezzlement, the government said on Monday, the latest arrest as the ruling Communist Party intensifies its long-running crackdown on graft.
Vietnam reaffirmed its legal and indisputable sovereignty over the Spratly Islands while requesting China to stop militarization activities and refrain from increasing tensions in the region.