The New Vietnamese Vocabulary for Foreign and Defense Relations


Lewis M. Stern

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 253


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: March 18, 2014
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Lewis M. Stern, former Director for Southeast Asia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense 2002-2008, explains that "Decision-makers in Hanoi and Washington now need to determine what it will take to move the relationship from the status of a 'comprehensive partnership' conferred during President Truong Tan Sang's 2013 visit to a new 'strategic partnership.'"

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