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Regional rivalry in the Indo-Pacific : Vietnam's role as the 2020 Chair of ASEAN

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Title:Regional rivalry in the Indo-Pacific : Vietnam's role as the 2020 Chair of ASEAN
Authors:Pham, Quang Huy
LC Subject Headings:Vietnam - Relations - Asia
Vietnam - Relations - Pacific Area
United States - Relations - China
China - Relations - United States
Vietnam - Relations - China
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Balance of power - Political aspects
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Date Issued:15 Apr 2020
Publisher:Honolulu, HI : East-West Center
Series:East-West Center working papers. Governance, security, and justice series;no. 3
Abstract:With rivalry escalating between the US and China, the stability of the Indo-Pacific region is under threat. As a newly elected non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and the 2020 chair of ASEAN--the Association of Southeast Asian Nations--Vietnam will have an opportunity to help maintain peace and stability. At the same time, as one of the smaller countries, Vietnam will look for ways to use regional rivalries to promote its own national interest. Vietnam's perception of the balance of power between the US and China determines its foreign policy toward these two countries and toward ASEAN. In response to the China-US rivalry, Hanoi supports further US engagement in the region, not only to offset Beijing's influence but also to leverage the role of ASEAN and avoid any extreme outcomes.
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Pages/Duration:10 p.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/67729
Appears in Collections: Governance, Security, and Justice [Working Papers]


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