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

"Wait at leisure when the enemy labour" - Tran Dynasty’s stratagem in the 3rd Mongol Invasion (1288)

“Wait at leisure when the enemy labour” - Tran Dynasty’s stratagem in the 3rd Mongol Invasion (1288)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 08:15 (GMT+7)
Under the leadership of Tran Quoc Tuan and the General Command, Tran Dynasty’s military forces and people were able to gain a complete victory against the 3rd Mongol Invasion (1288), effectively destroying the enemy’s ambition of conquering Great Viet. This victory was achieved thanks to many factors, including the flexible and creative use of the stratagem “Wait at leisure when the enemy labour”

A chance of peace for Afghanistan

A chance of peace for Afghanistan

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 08:12 (GMT+7)
The nearly-2-decade war in Afghanistan represented not only a “nightmare” for the U.S but also a regional and world “flashpoint”. U.S, Taliban and other stakeholders can’t solve the conflict in Afghanistan by military measures but peaceful means.

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

Measures for fostering socio-economic development of the areas mainly inhabited by ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands

Measures for fostering socio-economic development of the areas mainly inhabited by ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 07:28 (GMT+7)
When it comes to riots and separatism, poverty and inequality are the underlying causes and hostile forces’ incitement is the direct reason. Hence, it is vital to adopt measures for boosting socio-economic development of the areas mainly inhabited by ethnic minorities and improving their living standards as the basis for the Central Highlands region’s socio-political stability in the Homeland construction and defence

Viet Nam National Defence White Paper clearly expresses the nature of peace and self-defence

Viet Nam National Defence White Paper clearly expresses the nature of peace and self-defence

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 15:39 (GMT+7)
Viet Nam’s introduction of the “four-no” policy in its National Defence White Paper demonstrates the true humanity of our Party and State’s guiding standpoint in peacetime. It also expresses our aspiration for promoting defence cooperation with countries in the world to enhance national defence and response to common security challenges.

On the building of standing coastal militia squadrons

On the building of standing coastal militia squadrons

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 22:09 (GMT+7)
Over the years, in response to foreign vessels’ violations of our territorial waters, sovereignty, sovereign rights, and jurisdiction, the Party and State of Vietnam have placed emphasis on building the coastal militia and self-defence force, while promoting its role in defending the national sovereignty over seas and islands and developing the marine economy

Not joining any military alliances – A sound policy of Vietnam national defence

Not joining any military alliances – A sound policy of Vietnam national defence

Monday, April 20, 2020, 14:56 (GMT+7)
To reaffirm its consistent defence viewpoints and policies and help facilitate mutual understanding and confidence building between Vietnam and other countries in the world, in 2019, the Ministry of National Defence released the Vietnam National Defence White Paper emphasizing its “Not joining any military alliances” policy.

The battlefield of Idlib - the ending of the "mini world war" in Syria

The battlefield of Idlib - the ending of the “mini world war” in Syria

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 14:44 (GMT+7)
Since the end of 2019, with the comprehensive support from Russia and Iran, the Syrian Armed Forces have launched a military campaign to liberate Iblib and annihilate the remnants of terrorist organisations right at their ultimate base. This campaign is of paramount importance to the fate of Syria and the global war on terror

Researching and developing the theory on national defense and security in our country today

Researching and developing the theory on national defense and security in our country today

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 21:22 (GMT+7)
In researching and developing the theory on national defense, security, and protection of the Fatherland until 2030 and beyond, it is required to thoroughly grasp the Party's guidelines and views defined in the Credo, the National Party Congress’ documents, and the National Defense Strategy in the new situation.

National Assembly commences ninth session
Deputies will also deliberate and vote on some important drafts such as the resolution on the law and ordinance making programme for 2021, adjustments to the law and ordinance making programme for 2020, resolutions ratifying the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA)
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