Stop Comparing Afghanistan’s Fall to South Vietnam’s
Americans are still using the lens of a half century-old conflict.
Kamala Harris’s Asia Trip Can’t Fix Biden’s Troubled Indo-Pacific Strategy
Lacking a serious vision for the region, the administration is aiming low.
Southeast Asia Had COVID-19 Under Control. What Went Wrong?
Mutant viruses, rich Chinese tourists, and a military government no one trusts are among the reasons cases are surging.
In ‘The Committed,’ Revolution and Colonialism Turn Into Crime
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s sequel moves from the United States to France but stays revolutionary.
How 3 Women Broke Into the Uber-Macho World of War Reporting
“You Don’t Belong Here” celebrates three trailblazers who cleared the way for generations of female journalists.
Vietnam Picks Control Over Reform at 13th National Party Congress
Conservative decisions and an aging leadership don’t bode well.
Beijing’s Welcome Gift to Biden: More Threats and Tensions
If China is seeking a reset of relations, it has a strange way of showing it.
Trump Leaves Biden Administration a Parting Gift in Currency Wars
The Treasury’s decision to label both Switzerland and Vietnam currency manipulators was unusual—and leaves the Biden administration with some tough choices to make.
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.
Vietnam Steps Up to Take ASEAN Leadership Role
Hanoi’s strong position on China and COVID-19 success bolster its status.
America’s Post-Coronavirus Diplomacy Needs Middle-Powers Alliances
Focusing on China alone would be counterproductive.
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.
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 ‘Fake News’ Arrests Are Quieting Critics
In Southeast Asia, the coronavirus pandemic has provided a handy excuse for a clampdown on free speech.
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.
Vietnam’s Coronavirus Success Is Built on Repression
The Communist Party’s tools of control made for effective virus-fighting weapons.
U.S. Naval Standoff With China Fails to Reassure Regional Allies
The tense encounter around a Malaysian drillship drew in five navies.