The U.S. Has No Place in Stirring Up China-Vietnam Relations

The U.S. Has No Place in Stirring Up China-Vietnam Relations

American diplomats were trying to stir up trouble in Chinese-Vietnamese relations by making aggressive statements regarding Hanoi’s request that Beijing cease conducting seismic research in part of the South China Sea region that lies within the nine-dash line. A survey vessel entered the area earlier this month escorted by several coastguard ships, but Vietnam doesn’t…

Vietnam Called China Out for Mislabeling Its Products to Get Around Trump’s Tariffs

Vietnam Called China Out for Mislabeling Its Products to Get Around Trump’s Tariffs

Vietnam accused China of exploiting a loophole to mislabel its products as being made in the Southeast Asian country in order to get around the US’ recently imposed tariffs, with its Foreign Minister warning that urgent action is necessary in order to avoid retributive American tariffs and possibly setting a precedent for what other third-party…

The Singaporean PM’s Cambodia Comments Were a Sign of Fealty to America

The Singaporean PM’s Cambodia Comments Were a Sign of Fealty to America

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a provocative post on Facebook last week when he eulogized a former Thai leader for “opposing Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia and the Cambodian government that replaced the Khmer Rouge” and therefore “preventing the military invasion and regime change from being legitimised”, with this contentious comment on Cambodia’s internal…

Afghan Peace Talks Show It’s a Risky Proposition to Become an American Client State

Afghan Peace Talks Show It’s a Risky Proposition to Become an American Client State

I will cite only a single statistic: 6,345 (and counting). That describes the war’s duration — the number of days that the United States has been attempting, without success, to impose its will on Afghanistan. That number, I submit, constitutes a definitive judgment on recent US national security policy. Now national security deserves a place…