Safeguarding sovereignty over Vietnam’s sea and islands in the new contexts

(LLCT) - With an important geographical position, Vietnam plays an important role in balancing integrating forces in the region and the world, and consequently is facing the “courtship” of several powerful countries. In the context of strategic competition among powers, especially the increasing competition between China and the US, Vietnam strategic value and bargaining power with China’s potential rivals will increase accordingly. While strategic bargaining will allow Vietnam to develop and gain justification and protection from big powers (especially regarding the safeguarding of sovereignty and territory), it may also pose threats in the context of increasing competition among powers.

Awareness and application of Ho Chi Minh philosophical wisdom

(LLCT) - Philosophical wisdom plays an important part in Ho Chi Minh’s thought and legacy. It combines creative Marxist ideology with the methodology of distinguished modern thinkers. It represents Oriental philosophy imbued with Vietnamese identity.

Social security for Vietnamese farmers

(LLCT) - During the 30 years of renewal, the country’s social security policy has contributed to liberating the working people and creating favourable conditions for the working people, including providing employment for those in rural areas. Many programmes for farmers have been implemented, allowing poor households to escape poverty and reach better living standards. 

Huynh Thuc Khang: The political portrait of an intellectual

(LLCT) - On the occasion of the 140th birth anniversary of Huynh Thuc Khang (1876 - 2016), this article, from a historical perspective, means to further clarify his political portrait as a person, a thinker and an activist by studying his contribution to the national struggle for independence in the 20th century.

The responsibility and role of ASEAN and related parties in solving disputes over the East Sea

(LLCT) - ASEAN’s primary purpose is to create a peaceful environment in Southeast Asia and help member countries maintain independence, unity and territorial sovereignty, leading them toward prosperity and development. Therefore, settling territorial disputes to prevent conflict in the East Sea is ASEAN’s right and responsibility. 

Launch of Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index 2015

(LLCT) - On the 12th of April 2016, the United Nations Development Program in Vietnam (UNDP), the Centre for Official Fostering and Scientific Research (under the Fatherland Front of Vietnam), and the Centre for Community Support and Development Studies, launched Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) 2015 in Hanoi. In attendance of the ceremony were Prof. Dr. Ta Ngoc Tan, President of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, H.E. Ms. Beatrice Maser Mallor, Ambassador of Switzerland to Vietnam, and Ms. Pratibha Mehta, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Vietnam.

A nation's power includes not only its hard power (geographical - population, economic, military factors) but also its soft power (political institution, ideology and national strategies (state leaders), and the will of the people in implementing strategies, social values, international relations). Therefore, the study of a country’s soft power should be taken under overall consideration of its comprehensive power.

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