CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE
The strong partnership between the United States and Vietnam is a testament to reconciliation between bitter enemies. Shared economic and security interests now underpin the relationship, and Vietnam and the United States have recently upgraded their relations to a milestone “comprehensive strategic partnership.” At the same time, Hanoi has carefully pursued a strategy of multi-alignment, deepening ties with China, Japan, and South Korea, while still maintaining its relationship with Russia.
How far can the U.S.-Vietnam partnership go? What steps might the United States take to advance this partnership, and what should it avoid? What lessons can be drawn for other U.S. partnerships in the Indo-Pacific?
Please join the Carnegie Endowment’s American Statecraft Program Senior Fellow Jennifer Kavanagh for the next installment of the Pivotal States Series and a discussion of Washington’s strategic alternatives in its relations with Vietnam with former ambassador Ted Osius and APLN member Huong Le Thu.