Accession Number : ADA584305


Title :   U.S.-Vietnam Relations in 2011: Current Issues and Implications for U.S. Policy


Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : Manyin, Mark E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a584305.pdf


Report Date : 18 May 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : After communist North Vietnam s victory over U.S.-backed South Vietnam in 1975, the United States and Vietnam had minimal relations until the mid-1990s. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1995, overlapping security and economic interests have led the two sides to expand relations across a wide range of issue-areas and begin to form a strategic partnership of sorts. Perhaps most prominently, in 2010, the two countries mobilized a multinational response to China s perceived attempts to boost its claims to disputed waters and islands in the South China Sea. This coordinated effort to promote the freedom of navigation has continued.


Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , *NORTH VIETNAM , *SOUTH VIETNAM , *UNITED STATES , COMMUNISM , ECONOMICS , SECURITY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE