US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in November 2017. Photo: AFP
Xuan Loc Doan
Opinion

Opinion

Xuan Loc Doan

Vietnam and America: foes on paper, friends out of necessity

  • Donald Trump has accused Vietnam of treating America ‘even worse’ than China does on trade, and has imposed heavy duties on its steel imports
  • But tough rhetoric from Washington often belies the deepening convergence of their strategic interests as Beijing shakes up the region’s established order

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US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in November 2017. Photo: AFP
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Xuan Loc Doan

Xuan Loc Doan

Xuan Loc Doan is a senior research fellow at the Global Policy Institute