The Vietnam-US economic cooperation within the framework of the Indo-Pacific strategy
By Dr Chu Minh Thao
Dr Chu Minh Thao is part of our our inaugural Indo-Pacific Fellows program for 2020. Over the coming months, our Indo-Pacific Fellows will be offering expert analyses of social, political, economic and security developments from the region. They will contribute analysis briefs, blogs, interviews, webinars and explainers to the Centre’s programs.
‘The Vietnam-US economic cooperation within the framework of the Indo-Pacific strategy’ is the second instalment from our Fellows program and discusses the US adoption of an Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS) and how this has advanced US-Vietnam relations in the economic and strategic domains.
The United States adopted an Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS) in 2017. Initially conceiving the Indo-Pacific as a security construct, it has since developed into a broader foreign policy strategy which includes security, governance and economics. The successful implementation of the IPS will require cooperation with key regional partners.