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Cuba president to visit Russia, China, Vietnam in November

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel speaks during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018.

Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel will visit Russia and Asian allies including Vietnam on his first tour abroad early next month. Following a news conference focused on what Rodriguez called the U.S. decision to advance down a “path of confrontation,” Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Wednesday that Diaz-Canel would …

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How Vietnam can walk the tightrope of US-China tensions

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

Vietnam faces the daunting prospect of balancing its relations with the U.S. and China as tensions escalate between the superpowers. The second October 16-17 visit by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis to Vietnam this year attracted great attention among international experts. His first visit was in January 2018. Carl Thayer, …

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