Category Archive: Vietnam

Vietnam marks 40 years since the fall of Saigon.

On April 29, 1975, North Vietnamese forces began their final attack on Saigon. After one day of bombardment and offensive, the North Vietnamese were ready to make their final push into the city, in the… Continue reading

Vietnam – Railway accidents on the rise.

Railway accidents increased during the first three months of 2015 compared with the same period of 2014. The railway accidents across the country increased by 30 compared with last year. These resulted in 37… Continue reading

Tsubasa – The new link between Phnom Penh and HCMC.

The $127 million Japanese-funded Tsubasa Bridge over the Mekong opened Monday, April 6, 2015. The longest Cambodian bridge is expected to increase the trade between Cambodia and its neighbor Vietnam, by easing transportation… Continue reading

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