Hanoi's Increasing Assertiveness Carries Risks

September 2008
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Sep2008, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p1
Country Report
The article reports on the possible consequences of Vietnam's growing assertiveness and connection with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and with the U.S. It notes that the country's role as the chair of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is vital in the issuing of sanctions against Zimbabwe. Its ties with the U.S. improves Vietnam's trade conditions and helps it in becoming a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).


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