The Sino-US-Vietnam Triangle in a Belt and Road Era

  title={The Sino-US-Vietnam Triangle in a Belt and Road Era},
  author={Ngo Di Lan and Truong-Minh. Vu},
  journal={East Asia},
Given systemic anarchy, small states like Vietnam have two basic foreign policy options: (1) align closely with one great power or (2) maintain a hedging posture. The choice between alignment and hedging for small states generally represents a trade-off between survival and autonomy and is mostly predicated on the action of relevant great powers. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is particularly important in this case, as it could be the key factor deciding Vietnam’s overall posture toward… 
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