Category Archive: Vietnam

GOVERNING ASEAN E-COMMERCE.

GETTING CLOUDIER. By RSIS  –  Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit Big business has tapped into ASEAN’s burgeoning e-commerce market and regional governments have enacted measures to govern the Internet “cloud”. However, institutional gaps remain and a… Continue reading

Phnom Penh – Demonstrators Threaten to Burn Vietnamese Embassy.

Cambodian Kampuchea Krom protesters are still angered by comments made by the Vietnamese Embassy’s former spokesman four months ago. And so they resumed their demonstrations to demand an apology, burning Vietnamese flags and… Continue reading

America’s Devastating Legacy In Vietnam.

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed about 20 million gallons of herbicides across 5.5 million acres of Vietnamese jungle and countryside. The main herbicide, nicknamed Agent Orange, consisted of two herbicides,… Continue reading

Vietnam’s Overdue Alliance With America?

The US and Vietnam are perfect allies against China. It’s what Ho Chi Minh wanted all along. By Tuong Lai, aka Nguyen Phuoc Tuong, a sociologist and former adviser to two Vietnamese prime ministers. HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam.   Ours is… Continue reading

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Southeast Asia – Democracy in reverse gear.

Southeast Asia’s regression from democracy and its implications. A CFR Working Paper Author: Joshua Kurlantzick, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia. Download Now >> Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations Press, May 2014,  35 pages. . Overview. Since the… Continue reading

Southeast Asia tourism in the limbo.

Riots in Vietnam and Cambodia, a missing Malaysian plane, and martial law in Thailand are wrecking Southeast Asia’s tourism sector. The past few years have been booming for tourism in southeast Asia. Newly affluent tourists from… Continue reading

Anti-China protests in Vietnam turn deadly.

The Vietnamese people are angry. At least 15 foreign-owned factories have been set on fire and at least 20 people got killed amid anti-China protests at industrial parks in southern Vietnam. Reuters reports… Continue reading

Biggest ever ivory trafficking in Cambodia.

Sihanoukville customs officials seized more than three tons of ivory from inside two container ships supposedly transporting beans from Malaysia. We confiscated about three tons of ivory hidden in two containers of beans… Continue reading

Vietnam and China escalation in South China Sea.

China and Vietnam Engage in Water-Cannon Fighting and Water-Cannon Fighting in South China Sea With most eyes on Ukraine-Russia and China-Japan battles, let’s shift the spotlight to the new global hotspot, an intensifying feud between… Continue reading