Decades after war, what’s behind US-Vietnamese military cooperation

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sputniknews – 21:36 10.08.2017 (updated 18:15 12.08.2017)

During the recent meeting between Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and his US counterpart James Mattis, the two defense leaders agreed to deepen mutual military cooperation. Speaking to Sputnik Grigory Lokshin explained what lies at the heart of US-Vietnamese rapprochement.

Although the last time a US aircraft carrier visited Vietnam’s shores was when it participated in the evacuation of American advisers and supporters of the Saigon government in spring 1975, today Hanoi regards the US as one of its most important partners. Tiếp tục đọc

Russian missile cruiser arrives at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 04/28/2017 12:20 GMT + 7

The Russian Navy guided missile cruiser Varyag arrived at Cam Ranh Bay in south-central Vietnam on Thursday for a goodwill visit.

The cruiser, captained by Lieutenant Colonel Alexey Yurevich Ulyanenko and manned by a crew of 642 naval men, is being escorted by the medium-sized sea tanker Pechanga and the rescue tugboat Fotiy Krylov.

The ships are scheduled to visit Vietnam for five days, during which naval officers will participate in activities to solidify collaborative efforts in defense and maritime security between the two strategic partners. Tiếp tục đọc

Empire Files: US-Russia Relations in “Most Dangerous Moment”

Leading scholar on US-Russia relations addresses the claim being trumpeted by politicians and media on both sides of the political spectrum that Russia is now the “number one” threat to the United States. Given the proxy wars in Syria and Ukraine, Dr. Cohen tells host Abby Martin that the real alarming danger today is “a new, multi-front Cuban missile crisis.”

Dr. Stephen Cohen is Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and New York University where he taught Russian Studies. He has been a noted author and commentator on US-Russia policy for decades.

TQ trong vòng vây hàng trăm căn cứ Mỹ

VNY – 8 thg 1, 2017

Tuy vừa rồi tàu sân bay TQ đã đột phá chuỗi đảo thứ nhất nhưng Trung Quốc vẫn đang bị bao vây trong hàng trăm căn cứ của Mỹ.

Duterte hopes Russia will become Philippines’ ally and protector

Duterte’s remarks came a day after Russia’s ambassador said his country was ready to supply the Philippines with sophisticated weapons and aims to become its close friend. Tiếp tục đọc

Putin and Trump Talk Up Need for More Nuclear Weapons

In a year-end speech to his top military officers on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin threw down the gauntlet, declaring that the Russian military, emboldened by recent adventures in Syria and Ukraine, is ready to defeat any country that dares challenge it. “We can say with certainty: we are stronger now than any potential aggressor,” he proclaimed. “Anyone.”

He also made a pitch for bigger and badder nuclear weapons. Putin said Moscow must “strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces, especially with missile complexes that can reliably penetrate any existing and prospective missile defence systems.” Tiếp tục đọc

Hoàng Sa trong những đổi chác của Kissinger

  • DANH ĐỨC
  • 11.01.2014, 12:02

TTCT – Việc thất thủ Hoàng Sa là hậu quả của những đổi chác giữa Mỹ và Trung Quốc, mà chủ súy chính là cố vấn Henry Kissinger.

Chính sách của Mỹ trước trào Nixon, tức trước Kissinger, hoàn toàn khác. Còn từ “trào Kissinger” trở đi là trái nghịch hoàn toàn, thậm chí cả các đồng minh Đài Loan và Nhật Bản cũng “nếm mùi” ông này.

Hoàng Sa trong những đổi chác của KissingerPhóng to

Đảo Hữu Nhật – Ảnh: Nhóm Trúc Nam Sơn

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Cơ hội nào cho quan hệ Nga-Nhật?

ANTG – 15:55 08/12/2016

Sau một thời gian dài không muốn làm “mất mặt” đồng minh Mỹ, Nhật Bản tham gia vào các biện pháp trừng phạt Nga. Nhưng khi liên minh chống Nga tan rã thì cũng là lúc mối quan hệ Nga-Nhật trở lại đúng bản chất với hai mâu thuẫn lớn, đó là hiệp ước hòa bình và tranh chấp lãnh thổ.

Thủ tướng Nhật Shinzo Abe gặp Tổng thống Nga Putin tại Diễn đàn Kinh tế phương Đông ở Vladivostok, tháng 9-2016.

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The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S.

A filing cabinet broken into in 1972 as part of the Watergate burglary sits beside a computer server that Russian hackers breached during the 2016 presidential campaign at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington. Credit Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times

WASHINGTON — When Special Agent Adrian Hawkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation called the Democratic National Committee in September 2015 to pass along some troubling news about its computer network, he was transferred, naturally, to the help desk.

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Russian Transport Strategy Prioritizes Cooperation With Asia Pacific Region

Vladimir Putin takes trip on newly launched Sapsan high-speed train
Sputnik/ Alexei Druzhinin 08.12.2016 Sputniknews
The high economic potential of Asia Pacific region makes it a key area for the Russian transport strategy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, addressing the participants of a ministerial conference on transport endorsed by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The president added that conference’s agenda included a number of important issues, such as introduction of new materials and technologies, expansion of transport networks and improvement of the legislation that governs international logistics.

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Russia’s Path to Another Resurgence

December 1, 2016 | 09:16 GMT

Summary

After enduring three years of a foundering economy and feuds with the West, things may be looking up for Russia. The Brexit vote in June exposed the deep discord in the European Union, giving Moscow a glimmer of hope that dissenting member states might break the bloc’s consensus on its sanctions against Russia in a future vote on their renewal. Though EU members decided unanimously in July to extend the measures, upcoming elections on the Continent could undermine the bloc’s unity. In the United States, meanwhile, Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election has opened a potential path to warmer relations between the United States and Russia, and perhaps even an end to Washington’s sanctions on Moscow. The turning political tides in Brussels and Washington could give the Kremlin the leeway to increase its influence in the former Soviet Union, leading the countries in Russia’s periphery to re-evaluate their foreign policy positions. Tiếp tục đọc

We Are All Accomplices to the Slaughter of Aleppo

Russia and Syria are guilty of bombing thousands of civilians. The rest of the world is guilty of doing nothing.

We Are All Accomplices to the Slaughter of Aleppo

“If you do not leave these areas urgently, you will be annihilated. … You know that everyone has given up on you. They left you alone to face your doom, and nobody will give you any help.”

These chilling words come from leaflets dropped over the besieged area of Aleppo by Syrian and Russian aircraft, before the final bloody assault on the city. And during the last few days, they have rung truer than anyone in Aleppo, or anywhere else, had dared to imagine. Tiếp tục đọc

India, China, Russia consult on Asia Pacific; get Philippines backing

Bangkok | Fri, December 2, 2016 | 01:31 pm

India, China, Russia consult on Asia Pacific; get Philippines backing A woman walks past a billboard featuring an image of an island in South China Sea on display with Chinese words that read: “South China Sea, our beautiful motherland, we won’t let go an inch” in Weifang in east China’s Shandong province. (Chinatopix via AP/-)

Bản đồ thế giới của bá quyền Trung Quốc

  • STEVEN W. MOSHER
  • VHNA – Thứ sáu, 12 Tháng 9 2014 06:06

Lời Người Dịch:

Bài dịch dưới đây là một Chương trong quyển sách nhan đề Bá Chủ: Kế Hoạch Của Trung Quốc Để Thống Trị Á Châu và Thế Giới, xuất bản năm 2000, và được Dân Biểu Quốc Hội Hoa Kỳ Dana Rohrabacher đánh giá là “có giá trị hơn cả các sự thuyết trình của Cơ Quan Tình Báo Trung Ương (CIA)”. Tiếp tục đọc

Nước Mỹ sẽ đối ngoại ra sao với tổng thống mới?

  • PHẠM VŨ LỬA HẠ
  • 06.11.2016, 05:32

TTCT – Trong các cuộc bầu cử dân chủ, cử tri nói chung quan tâm nhiều tới các vấn đề đối nội hơn là đối ngoại. Nếu có để ý thì cũng rất chung chung, vì chính sách đối ngoại quá rắc rối trong khi họ lo nghĩ nhiều hơn những chuyện “cơm áo gạo tiền” trước mắt.

Nước Mỹ sẽ đối ngoại ra sao với tổng thống mới?
Ông Donald Trump và bà Hillary Clinton bắt tay tại cuộc tranh luận ở Đại học Washington ngày 9-10-2016 tại St Louis, Missouri -AP

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