BMI View: Growth in Vietnam's defence expenditure over the coming years is all but assured owing to
increasing tension in the South China Sea. The China challenge in these waters has and will continue to
necessitate investment into strengthening the country's deterren ..."
We forecast that Vietnam will spend up to USD7.7bn on defence in 2015. This is a notable increase from
the USD6.7bn which the country spent on defence last year. On average, Vietnamese defence expenditure
has risen since the commencement of the decade. Up to and inclu ..."
BMI View: Given China's increased territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea, Vietnam is
increasingly finding itself squeezed between the US and China.
Vietnam is involved in territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea, most notably over the Spratly ..."
BMI View: Given China's recent declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East
China Sea and increased territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea, Vietnam is increasingly finding
itself squeezed between the US and China.
Vietnam is inv ..."
BMI View: China's declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over disputed areas of the
East China Sea, has raised concerns that China may take similar unilateral actions in the South China Sea.
Given that Vietnam is involved in territorial disputes with ..."
BMI View: Alongside the Philippines, Vietnam has the most serious dispute with China concerning
territories in the South China Sea. However, while relations between Manila and Beijing have all but
broken down, Hanoi has done a better job of maintaining a good working ..."
The Vietnam Defence and Security Report for Q2 2013 examines the country's strategic position in South East Asia and the wider world. It provides an overview of the contemporary geopolitical challenges facing the country, and the challenges it may face in the future.
The repor ..."
As Vietnam embarks on the costly process of modernising its armed forces, would-be partners from around the world have begun lining up in the hope of securing a share of what could become a lucrative growth market for defence technology. However, the traditional supplier of most ..."