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Anton Tsvetov

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Anton Tsvetov is the Media and Government Relations Manager at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), a Moscow-based foreign policy think tank. He tweets on Asian affairs and Russian foreign policy at @antsvetov and blogs for Russia Beyond the Headlines (Asia). The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not reflect those of RIAC.

27.05.2016

Can US-Vietnam reconciliation hurt Moscow's ties with Hanoi?

Can US-Vietnam reconciliation hurt Moscow's ties with Hanoi?

U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip to Vietnam and lifting of the arms embargo will no doubt boost bilateral relations. But for Hanoi it is still a rebalance, not a pivot, as Vietnam still has a strong reliance on Russian military exports

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02.06.2015

Is there a role for Russia to play in the South China Sea?

Is there a role for Russia to play in the South China Sea?

Moscow’s global ambitions will inevitably lead it to the South China Sea, but that could force Russia to choose between partners such as China and Vietnam

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