Chinese aggression pushes Vietnam ever closer to Washington
Already rocky Sino-Vietnamese relations could deteriorate still further
Then-U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the White House in May 2017.
Charles Dunst is an associate with Eurasia Group's Global Macro practice.
As the former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius told me over almost sickenly sweet Vietnamese coffee in Ho Chi Minh City in 2018, then-President Donald Trump was "obsessed by trade deficits."
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