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Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer: Making sense of The Philippines’ relationship with China and the United States

As a major ally with a mutual defense treaty and a history of fighting side-by-side since World War II, the bond between the United States and the Philippines has been especially close. Understandably, it comes as a surprise to many to see the Philippines seek closer ties with China. More so considering the tense territorial…

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Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer: Making sense of The Philippines’ relationship with China and the United States

The key ingredients for Vietnam’s economic success

In spite of the global slow down, Vietnam has managed to register an impressive growth rate of  7.02% for the year 2019, according to government estimates. The Southeast Asian nation had surpassed 7% even in 2018 (it grew at 7.08%). It would be fair to say that amongst emerging economies, it certainly is a star performer along with the South Asian nation of…

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The key ingredients for Vietnam’s economic success