Ten world defence and military events in 2020

Ten world defence and military events in 2020

Wednesday, January 06, 2021, 14:13 (GMT+7)
As far as national defence and military is concerned, the Covid-19 pandemic has made a negative, direct, comprehensive impact on military operations as well as the maintenance and enhancement of operational capacity of militaries worldwide. Militaries must undertake any necessary measures, including large-scale distancing regulations, military personnel movement and travel restrictions, change in training methods, delay or cancellation of recruitment and large-scale exercises to prevent and respond to Covid-19 pandemic.

A snapshot of the world politics in 2020

A snapshot of the world politics in 2020

Thursday, December 24, 2020, 09:47 (GMT+7)
The COVID-19 pandemic also reveals major weaknesses of the capitalist economic system in the West, especially in the United States. It is thought after the collapse of the Soviet Union and socialist system, capitalism would be the “Golden Rule” for the rest of the world. However, this assertion has been questioned about its possibility right in the West

Israel and UAE peace agreement and impacts on the political and security landscape in the Middle East

Israel and UAE peace agreement and impacts on the political and security landscape in the Middle East

Monday, November 16, 2020, 09:53 (GMT+7)
The peace agreement will create a legal premise for the two countries to officially establish relations and cooperation in the fields of economics, trade and services, especially taking advantage of each other's strengths and advantages to serve economic development of each country.

Turkey’s calculations make waves in the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey's calculations make waves in the Eastern Mediterranean

Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 14:46 (GMT+7)
Not accepting the fact, at the end of 2019, Turkey signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) to delimit maritime zones between the two sides, paving the way for oil and gas exploration activities later. The incident will not be worth discussing if the boundary corridor established by these two countries is not close to Crete Island under Greek sovereignty. Greek leaders said that the Libyan and Turkish agreements violated international law, ignoring the presence of the island of Crete.

The importance of seaports to the country’s economy

The importance of seaports to the country’s economy

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10:07 (GMT+7)
Seaports play a role of utmost importance and acts as an incentive to the development of marine economy in particular, national economy in general. They also serve as crossroads for import, export and transformation in delivery from maritime transport to rail, road and inland waterway transport. Vietnam is a coastal country; therefore, half of its provinces and municipalities border the sea and it has a coastline of over 3,260 km along itself

Covid-19: A test for EU unity

Covid-19: A test for EU unity

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 07:49 (GMT+7)
Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated some negative trends, which had battered the continent over the past decade. It forces EU’s governments to cope with challenges they have strived to ignore for a long time. It is the lack of instruments to make collective response to crises.

"Latin America Spring" - its causes and implications

“Latin America Spring” - its causes and implications

Saturday, August 01, 2020, 11:54 (GMT+7)
Political and social instabilities are overshadowing Brazil, Argentina, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia and many other countries, presenting those states with a large number of difficulties and thorny issues. Many politicians across the globe believe that the Western Hemisphere is undergoing the worst political “earthquake” of ever and they call it “Latin America Spring”

The impacts made by the strategic competition between the U.S. and China on Southeast Asian countries

The impacts made by the strategic competition between the U.S. and China on Southeast Asian countries

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 13:43 (GMT+7)
Since Donald Trump took office in early 2017, the relationship between the U.S. and China has entered an intensive, comprehensive strategic competition that has been even called the “second Cold War.” This new development has impacted on the entire political and security situation of the world, particularly the Southeast Asia which has been the centrepiece of the competition between major powers

Post-Islamic State Era terrorist threats

Post-Islamic State Era terrorist threats

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 07:22 (GMT+7)
Besides searching for new areas of operations, it has also changed its ways of recruitment, ways and means of conducting the attacks. While the attacks with guns, knives, transport vehicles and hot weapons are still carried out effectively, they have also begun to deploy low altitude missiles, tanks and amoured vehicles, or even drones for their attacks. Previous primary targets of attacks, e.g. airports, metro stations, now have been changed to crowds, such as: carnivals, cultural and artistic events which are prone to large casualties.

Strategic competition between Russia and the U.S. in the Middle East

Strategic competition between Russia and the U.S. in the Middle East

Friday, May 22, 2020, 07:44 (GMT+7)
In 2015, experts across the globe raised a lot of questions about Russia’s decision on military intervention in Syria. However, in 2019 and especially in the beginning of 2020, the effectiveness of that decision has been proved and Russia’s status in the Middle East has been increasingly raised. That has posed a considerable challenge to the U.S. in the strategic competition in this region

Work for the advancement of women and gender equality performed within the Military
To well carry out the work for the advancement of women and gender equality, all-level CAWs have been frequently consolidated and they have given sound advice to party committees and commands on raising the effectiveness of the work for the advancement of women and gender equality. Women’s unions within units have promoted their proactiveness, creativity and unity, while acting as representatives of women’s legitimate rights and benefits