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
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