Southeast Asia

Vietnam: A tale of two Superpowers

The US withdrawal from Kabul has been compared to its humiliating retreat from Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, however after forty-six years relations have improved so much so that the US Vice President, Kamala Harris has paid a visit to the communist nation on 25th of August 2021.

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ASEAN: A never-ending bumpy road between China & US

As recently attested by regional developments, ASEAN is still on a bumpy road along the US and China contestation. The current health crisis, such as COVID-19, also extrapolate the race between these big powers to acquire support from ASEAN for their respective agenda. This current plot has also triggered some arguments on “vaccine imperialism” rather than “vaccine diplomacy”.

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