from Jack Shafer:

Keep your frenemies list short and your enemies list shorter

By Jack Shafer
September 5, 2014

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Compiling an enemies list was a cinch for the United States during the Cold War, what with most of the Soviet Union’s nuclear arsenal targeted its way. Friends of the Soviets immediately became America’s enemies, and Soviet enemies became U.S. friends. That made China a U.S. enemy of the highest order, a ranking shared by the Soviet client-states of Cuba, North Korea, and North Vietnam, against which the United States fought. Muammar Gaddafi's Libya rose to high-enemy status under President Ronald Reagan, a position it maintained until he surrendered its nuclear program.

from The Great Debate:

Obama’s impossible choices on Iraq

By Bill Schneider
June 16, 2014

Volunteers who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants, chant slogans in Baghdad

Iraq was a bold U.S. experiment in nation-building. It turned out to be a flop.

from The Great Debate:

Fires in Vietnam could ultimately burn Beijing

By Vikram J. Singh
May 16, 2014

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The spilling of blood and burning of factories by anti-Chinese rioters sweeping across Vietnam reinforces Beijing’s message to other countries claiming territory in the South China Sea: resistance is costly and ultimately futile.

from Nicholas Wapshott:

Putin learning what U.S. didn’t

By Nicholas Wapshott
April 23, 2014

After America’s ignominious defeat and hurried departure from Vietnam in 1973 -- when the world’s richest and mightiest nation was humbled by the stolid determination of ill-equipped, ideologically inspired peasants -- it was generally assumed the United States would not wage war again until the lessons of the Viet Cong victory were taken to heart.

from Breakingviews:

Vietnam is back in the game for buyout firms

July 18, 2013

By Andy Mukherjee

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

from Global Investing:

Corruption and business potential sometimes go together

By Reuters Staff
December 7, 2012

By Alice Baghdjian

Uzbekistan, Bangladesh and Vietnam found themselves cheered and chided this week.

from Photographers' Blog:

Feeling the names of the fallen

November 8, 2012

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By Gary Cameron

There’s an old military adage, which seems to follow more fact than fiction, that if you arrive 15 minutes BEFORE your scheduled starting time, you are late.

from Breakingviews:

QE-lenient world gives Vietnam financial pardon

November 6, 2012

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Vietnam is a bad example to newly emerging markets

October 1, 2012

By Rob Cox

This column appears in the Oct. 1 edition of Newsweek magazine. The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Global Investing:

Urbanization sweet spots

April 3, 2012

It's a hard slog sometimes looking for new and surprising sources of global economic growth that have not already be heavily discounted by global investors, especially in the uncertain world of 2012. It's been as hard of late to find new arguments to invest in China and quite a few people suggesting the opposite.