Category Archive: Russia

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

Myanmar’s Northeast: China’s version of Crimea?

Reports are circulating that Chinese authorities proposed to the Myanmar government before the end of last year that Wa soldiers be assigned to the Kyaukphyu-Kunming oil pipeline project to take care of security. By Nay… Continue reading

Obama approves Vietnam nuclear deal.

US-Vietnam nuclear deal clears first hurdle. President Barack Obama has approved an agreement for civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam in a sign of deepening ties between the former foes. The… Continue reading

Vietnam takes delivery of its first ‘black hole’ submarine.

Vietnam officially took delivery of the first of six “black hole” submarines amid increasing tensions over territorial disputes and fishing rights in the South China Sea. The Varshavyanka-class submarine HQ182 Hanoi, bought new… Continue reading

IAEA to support Vietnam’s nuclear projects.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said it would provide support to Vietnam for its nuclear power sector. Vietnam is teaming with Russian utility and energy company Rosatom on the country’s first nuclear power… Continue reading

Cambodia suspends Russia tycoon extradition.

A Cambodian court on January 13, 2014, suspended a request for the extradition of a Russian property developer wanted in his homeland for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars. The ruling on Sergei Polonsky’s… Continue reading

Cambodia – 60th independence anniversary, November 9, 2013.

Cambodia Independence Day – November 9, 2013. Cambodia was a French protectorate for 90 years before it gained independence from France on November 9, 1953. The Independence Day, which marks that event, is a… Continue reading

China and the forthcoming death of the Dollar.

The global move away from the U.S. dollar is slow but steady. At some point, some trigger event will likely cause it to become a stampede. Today, the U.S. dollar is still king… Continue reading

Poland, NATO, and the Return of History

Originally posted on The XX Committee:
After years of presuming that all significant activities by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would be “out of area,” big changes are afoot as key Alliance…

Did Putin Quietly Play the Debt Card Over Syria?

By Ron Holland – The Daily Bell . “They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy. They are living like parasites… Continue reading