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Obamas final major trip to Asia is unlikely to be the victory lap he hoped for

President Obama’s 10th and final trip to Asia while in office is unlikely to be the triumph of his major foreign policy initiative that he once envisioned. Instead, Obama is dogged once again...

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Vietnam Human Rights Defenders Weekly August 22-28, 2016

Vietnam Imprisons Two Activists for “Anti-state Propaganda” On August 23, the People’s Court in Vietnam’s central coastal province of Khanh Hoa sentenced activists Nguyen Huu...

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One of the Last Things South Vietnam Did Was Fight China

In January 1974, South Vietnamese forces clashed with the People’s Liberation Army Navy in the Paracel Island chain—a hot spot between China and present day Vietnam today. The two...

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Here’s how the South China Sea ruling affects U.S. interests

On July 12, an International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ruling dismissed much of China’s claim to the South China Sea. Since then, there has been a great deal of discussion on the...

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Japan Protests as Beijing Flexes Muscles in South China Sea

Chinese coast guard vessels, air patrols and fishing fleets have re-asserted their disputed maritime claims in two distant areas Saturday, despite last month's ruling by an international...

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Vietnamese Fishing Association Dismisses China’s Threat to Jail Fishermen

A threat issued this week by China to jail foreign fishermen who enter disputed areas of the South China Sea prompted the head of an influential Vietnamese fishing organization on Thursday to dismiss...

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