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PAVN’s Modernizers

By Lewis Stern Previous posts at cogitASIA have focused on key ministers in the civilian leadership of Vietnam’s cabinet and the future governance challenges for the Vietnamese Communist Party, yet there were also important developments in Vietnam’s military leadership this…

2nd US ASEAN Summit: What's on the Menu in Manhattan?

US President Barack Obama will host eight of the ten leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)[i] in New York on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the 2nd US ASEAN Summit. The meeting underlines renewed American policy energy being invested in Southeast Asia. Headlines from the discussion should focus on three areas …