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A still from Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods.”

In ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ Vietnam Is Just Another Backdrop for American Pain

Even U.S. anti-war movies end up reenacting the same imperialist fantasies.

Artists perform on stage at the end of the opening ceremony of the 36th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Hanoi on June 26.

Vietnam Steps Up to Take ASEAN Leadership Role

Hanoi’s strong position on China and COVID-19 success bolster its status.

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bertholf maneuvers during a joint search and rescue operation with the Philippine coast guard near the disputed Scarborough Shoal on May 14, 2019.

Pompeo Draws a Line Against Beijing in the South China Sea

The United States has aligned itself on the side of international law, but backing up a tough statement will be hard.

A U.S. F/A-18 hornet fighter prepares to land while other fighter jets fly behind during a routine training aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Sea

U.S. Carriers Send a Message to Beijing Over South China Sea

“China is just pushing on all fronts,” a former defense official told Foreign Policy. “I’m worried at some point that the dam is going to break somewhere.”

Coronavirus Misinformation Arrests in Indonesia

Coronavirus ‘Fake News’ Arrests Are Quieting Critics

In Southeast Asia, the coronavirus pandemic has provided a handy excuse for a clampdown on free speech.

A Great Wall 236 submarine of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy in the sea near Qingdao, China, on April 23, 2019.

Under Cover of Pandemic, China Steps Up Brinkmanship in South China Sea

Beijing has increased pressure on its nervous neighbors in its quest to dominate the entire South China Sea.

A propaganda poster on preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus is seen on a wall in Hanoi on April 29.

Vietnam’s Coronavirus Success Is Built on Repression

The Communist Party’s tools of control made for effective virus-fighting weapons.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy aircraft carrier Liaoning participates in a naval parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of China's PLA Navy in the sea near Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province, on April 23, 2019.

U.S. Naval Standoff With China Fails to Reassure Regional Allies

The tense encounter around a Malaysian drillship drew in five navies.

Residents wearing face masks practice social distancing as they wait in line for free rice in Hanoi on April 11.

The Coronavirus Loosens Lips in Hanoi

Vietnam’s repressive politics have opened up to handle the crisis. Will it last?

U.S. Navy Capt. David Bretz shakes hands with Vietnamese military officials

Vietnam Draws Lines in the Sea

Hanoi’s new defense white paper reflects fears of Chinese encroachment.

A scene from "Abominable" taken in a theater and shared by Vietnamese media.

Hollywood Is Paying an ‘Abominable’ Price for China Access

A kid’s movie has turned into a geopolitical nightmare for DreamWorks.

Russian navy warships sail during the parade of the Russian fleet as part of the Navy Day celebration in St. Petersburg on July 28.

Vietnam’s Strange Ally in Its Fight With China

The Russian oil giant Rosneft is quietly backing Hanoi in its clash with Beijing.

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom addresses a press conference in Brussels on Jan. 18.

While Trump Isolates the U.S., It’s ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ for the Rest of the World

Globalization is alive and well. It’s just the United States sitting on the sidelines.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy aircraft carrier Liaoning participates in a naval parade near Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province, on April 23, 2019.

China’s Hidden Navy

The evidence shows that supposed fishing boats around contested islands are part of an extensive maritime militia.

This photograph taken on May 24, 2019 shows garment factory stitching apparel in a factory in Hanoi.

Vietnam Can’t Be the Next China

The trade war has been good for Hanoi—but the boom has its limits.

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