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Activities Report for 2009 – Carlyle A. Thayer

Highlights
Op Ed article in The Wall Street Journal
Seven DEST rated publications (15 publications in total)
Five international conference papers
Twenty public presentations, lectures and seminars
184 media interviews

PUBLICATIONS 2009
“Cambodia: The Cambodian People’s Party Consolidates Power,” in Daljit Singh,
ed., Southeast Asian Affairs 2009 [Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies,
2009], 85-101.
“Kevin Rudd’s multi-layered Asia Pacific Community initiative,” East Asia Forum
Quarterly, 1(2), July-September 2009, 15-16.
“Maritime Strategic Overview of the Asia-Pacific Region,” in Joshua Ho, ed.,
Realising Safe and Secure Seas for All: International Maritime Security Conference
2009. Singapore: Select Publishing in association with Republic of Singapore
Navy and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2009. 25-44.
“Multilateral Co-operation and Building Trust: Ideas for EU-Asian Relations,”
Asien: The German Journal on Contemporary Asia [Mitgliederzeitschrift der
Deutschen Gesellschaft für Asiekunde e.V], 110, January 2009, 73-97.
“Multilateral Co-operation and Building Trust: Ideas for EU-Asian Relations,” in
Liz Mohn, International Cultural Forum South East Asia 2008: Responses to Rapid
Social Change in South East Asia. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2009. 73-97.
”Political Legitimacy of Vietnam’s One Party-State: Challenges and Responses,”
Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs [Hamburg: Institute of Global and Area
Studies], 2009, 28(4), 47-70. http://hup.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jsaa.
“Problematising ‘linkages’ between Southeast Asian and international
terrorism,” in William T. Tow, ed., Security Politics in the Asia-Pacific: A Regional-
Global Nexus?. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
211-227 (with Greg Fealy).
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“Terrorism Studies: The Dismal Science?,” in Sean Brawley, ed., Doomed to


Repeat? Terrorism and the Lessons of History. Washington, D.C.: New Academia
Publishing, 2009. 17-49.
“Vietnam,” in  D.  J.  Sagar,  ed.,  Political  Parties  of  the  World.  7th  Edition.  London: 
John Harper Publishing, 2009. 646‐648. 
“Vietnam,” in Karen J. Sparks, ed., Encyclopaedia Britannica 2009 Book of the Year.
Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2009. 490-491.
“Vietnam and the Challenge of Political Civil Society,” Contemporary Southeast
Asia, 31(1), April 2009, 1-27.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
“A Sense of Community,” Australasia ASEAN Business (Sydney: Palamedia), 1(1),
May 2009, 149-150.
“Border Dispute Enables Hun Sen to Tighten Grip,” World Commentary, The
Australian, December 8, 2009, 8.
“Cambodia Power Play,” Opinion Asia, The Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street
Journal Asia, December 4, 2009, 11.
“Kevin Rudd’s multi-layered Asia Pacific Community initiative,” East Asia
Forum, June 22, 2009. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2009/06/22/kevin-rudds-
multi-layered-asia-pacific-community-initiative/.

TRANSCRIPTS OF NEWSPAPER INTERVIEWS


“Al Qaeda se phan ung ve vu TQ tan sat Hoi Giao Uygurs,” Interview with Mac
Lam, Radio Free Asia, Bangkok, July 16, 2009.
http://www.rfa.org/Vietnamese/in_depth/Al=Qaeda-vows-to-avenge-Uygurs-
071620091
“Bien Dong, su quan tam cua My va lua chon cua VN,” Tuan Vietnam, September
9, 2009. http://tuanvietnam.net/bien-dong-su-quan-tam-cua-my-va-lua-chon-
cua-vn
“Cac hanh dong cung ran cua Trung Quoc tai Bien Dong tac hai den on dinh
trong khy vuc,” Radio France Internationale, November 26, 2009.
http://www.rfi.fr/actuvi/articles/119/article_5837.asp
“Cang thang Thai Lan – Campuchia: nhieu nguyen nhan sau xa,” Tuoi Tre Online,
November 13, 2009.
http://home.vnn.vn/cang_thang_thai_lan___campuchia__nhieu_nguyen_nhan_
sau_xa-100925440-615257817-0
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“Co ‘yeu to Trung Quoc’ trong cac vu bat blogger o VN,” Interview with Pham
Doan Trung, Voice of America, September 1, 2009.
http://www.voanews.com/vietnamese/2009-09-01-voa10.cfm?renderforprint=!
“GS Carl Thayer noi ve vu bat giu one Nguyen Tien Trung,” Interview with
Voice of America, July 7, 2009. http://www.voanews.com/vietnamese/2009-07-
07-voa18.cfm?renderforprint”1.
“G.S. Carl Thayer noi ve Hoa Ky va Mien Dien trong tuong quan mot Trung
Quoc thieu dan chu,” Nguoi Viet Online, September 28, 2009. http://nguoi-
viet.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=101973&z=5
“Giao su Carl Thayer va ‘moi tinh’ voi pho,” Interview with Ha Giang, Nguoi Viet
Online, December 24, 2009. http://www.nguoi-
viet.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=105994&z=3
“Hien dai hoa quan doi” [Military Modernization], Interview with Viet Ha,
Radio France Internationale, Vietnamese Service, December 22, 2009.
http://www.rfa.org/vietnamese/in_depth/Vietnam-military-modernization-
and-challenges-12222009105950.html
“Hoa Ky hien dien, Trung Quoc khong then mua gay vuon hoang,” Interview by
Ha Giang, Nguoi Viet Online, July 29, 2009. http://nguoi-
viet.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=98809&z=2
“Ngan sac quoc phong Viet Nm qua khiem ton,” Saigon Thiep Thi, December 16,
2009.
http://www.sgtt.com.vn/detail3.aspx?ColumnId=3&newsid=60752&fld=HTM
G/2009
“’Ready, Willing and Able’. Vietnam is Poised for Regional Role,” Interview with
Helen Clark, Inter Press Service News Agency, December 2, 2009.
http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49502
“Thach thuc cho Tong thong Yudhoyono [Challenge for President Yudhoyono],”
Tuoi Tre Online [Ho Chi Minh City], July 19, 2009.
http://www.tuoitre.com.vn/Tianyon/Index.aspx?ArticleID=327260&ChannelID
=94
“Tu chien thang cua bong da no ve co hoi cua Viet Nam,” Interview by Huynh
Pham, Saigon Thiep Thi, January 4, 2009. http://www.sgtt.vn/print.htm
“Vai tro moi, ve the moi,” Dau tu dien tu, October 27, 2009.
http://baodautu.vn/portal/public/vir/parameterizedviewer/repository/collab
oration
“Viet Nam don doc chong tenh cam danh ca tai bien Dong do Trung Quoc ban
hanh,” Interview by Trong Nghia, Radio France Internationale, Paris, June 25,
2009. http://www.rfi.fr/actuvi/articles/114/article_3970.asp
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“Viet Nam truoc ky dai hoi Dang,” BBC, October 6, 2009.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/vietnamese/vietnam/2009/10/091005_viet_congress.sht
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PUBLICATIONS COMPLETED (IN PRESS)


“China and Southeast Asia: A Shifting Zone of Interaction,” in Sean McDonald
and Bruce Vaughn, eds., The Borderlands of Southeast Asia: Geopolitics,
Terrorism, and Globalization. Washington: National Defense University Press.
“The Expanding Roles of the Vietnam People’s Army, 1975-2002,” in Gilles de
Gantès and Tobias Rettig, eds., Armées et sociétés en Asie de Sud-Est XIXe-Xxe.
Paris: Les Indes Savantes, 2010. 455-470.
“Political Legitimacy in Vietnam: Challenge and Response”, Politics and Policy
[Policy Studies Organization], 2010.
“Political Terrorism in Southeast Asia,” in Joseph Liow and Nadirshyah Hosen,
eds., Islam in Southeast Asia, London and Singapore: Routledge and the
Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2010. 4 vols.
“The South China Sea Dispute: A Review of Developments and their
Implications since the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties,” in Kesavan
and Daljit Singh, eds., South and Southeast Asia: Responding to Changing
Geopolitical and Security Challenges. Singapore: Observer Research Foundation
of India and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2010 (with Ian Storey).
“The Structure of Vietnam-China Relations, 1991-2008,” in Pham Quang Minh,
ed., Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Vietnamese Studies.
Hanoi: Vietnam National Academy of the Social Sciences, 2010.
“Vietnam,” Marcus Mietzner, ed., Military Politics in Contemporary Southeast 
Asia. London: Routledge, 2010. 
“Vietnam,” in Karen J. Sparks, ed., Encyclopaedia Britannica 2010 Book of the
Year. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2010.
“Vietnam  and  the  Impact  of  Climate  Change,”  in  Daniel  Moran,  ed.,  Climate 
Change and Regional Security. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 
under review. 
Vietnam People’s Army: Development and Modernization. Research Monograph.
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam: Sultan Haji Bolkiah Institute of
Defence and Strategic Studies.

PUBLICATIONS (In Progress)


“Vietnam and Rising China,” in Daljit Singh, ed., Southeast Asian Affairs 2010.
Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2010.
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“United States Engagement with Cambodia and Laos,” Contemporary Southeast


Asia.
“South-East Asian Strategic Environment,” ASPI Strategy Paper, 2010.

Book Reviews
Alan Hunter, eds, Peace Studies in the Chinese Century: International Perspectives.
Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006 in Asian Studies Review, 33(1), March 2009, 136-137.

Conference Papers
“Maritime Strategic Overview of the Asia-Pacific Region,” Paper delivered to the
Inaugural International Maritime Security Conference, co-sponsored by the
Republic of Singapore Navy and the S. Rajaratnam School of International
Studies, Singapore Exposition and Conference Centre, Singapore, May 13-14,
2008.
“Challenges to the Legitimacy of Vietnam’s One-Party State”, Paper to
international workshop on The Search for Legitimacy: Managing the Political
Consequences of Asian Development Project, co-sponsored by Griffith
University and the National University of Singapore, Singapore, July 27-28, 2009.
“Kevin Rudd’s Asia-Pacific Community Initiative: Suggestions and Insights for
the Future Process of East Asian Regional Cooperation,” Paper presented to
International Conference on East Asia and South Pacific in Regional Cooperation,
sponsored by The Shanghai Institutes of International Affairs, Shanghai, People’s
Republic of China, September 9-10, 2009.
“Political Legitimacy of the One-Party State: Challenges and Responses,”
Vietnam Update 2009 Conference on Migration Nation, The Australian National
University, Canberra, ACT, November 19-20, 2009.
“Recent Developments in the South China Sea – Implications for Peace, Stability
and Cooperation in the Region,” Paper presented to International Workshop on
“The South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development,” co-
organised by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and the Vietnam Lawyers’
Association, Hanoi, November 27-28, 2009.
Academic Presentations
“Terrorism,” Presentation to Defence and Strategic Studies Course, Centre of
Defence and Strategic Studies, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, March
5, 2009.
“What is the Asia-Pacific?” Presentation to Defence and Strategic Studies Course,
Centre of Defence and Strategic Studies, Australian Defence College, Weston
Creek, March 10, 2009.
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“Pre-Colonial Influences in Asia-Pacific,” Presentation to Defence and Strategic


Studies Course, Centre of Defence and Strategic Studies, Australian Defence
College, Weston Creek, March 10, 2009.
“Multilateral Institutions and the Emergence of Incipient Regionalism,”
Presentation to the Defence and Strategic Studies Course, Centre for Defence and
Strategic Studies, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, A.C.T., March 13,
2009.
“Climate Change and Its Impact on Australia’s National Security: Vietnam Case
Study,” Presentation to Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability
Research Showcase, The University of New South Wales, Kensington, May 19,
2009.
“Regional Threats and Opportunities: Southeast Asia,” Presentation to Climate
Change and National Security Policy Outreach Roundtable, [host name deleted],
Canberra, June 9, 2009.
“The South China Sea’s Roiled Waters: Diplomatic Settlement or Destabilising
Naval Arms Buildup?,” Presentation to the Australian Institute of International
Affairs (ACT Branch), Stephen House, Deakin, A.C.T., July 7, 2009. Broadcast on
Australian Public Affairs Channel (A-PAC), FOXTEL Channel 607 and AUSTAR,
July 10, 2009 and rebroadcast July 12 and 14, 2009.
http://www.aiia.asn.au/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=1

http://www.aiia.asn.au/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=43
“Vietnam – Inside Asia’s Emerging Tiger,” Presentation to Joint Seminar by The
Australian Institute of International Affairs (NSW Branch) and The Australia
Vietnam Business Council, The Glover Cottages, Sydney, August 11, 2009.
http://www.aiia.asn.au/associations/8220/files/nsw_aiia_avbc_joint_seminar.
pdf
“Regional Security Architecture,” Presentation to the Security Studies (Regional)
Module, Australian Command and Staff College, Weston Creek, ACT, September
24, 2009.
“The Future of ASEAN,” Presentation to Roundtable [deleted], Canberra,
September 24, 2009.
“Security Dynamics in Southeast Asia,” Presentation to the Security Studies
(Regional) Elective, Australian Command and Staff College, Weston Creek, ACT,
October 12, 2009.
“Terrorism in Southeast Asia,” Presentation to the Security Studies (Regional)
Elective, Australian Command and Staff College, Weston Creek, ACT, October
14, 2009.
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“Vietnam People’s Army: Domestic and External Roles,” Presentation to School


Research Seminar, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University College,
The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy,
Canberra, October 29, 2009.
“Regional Security Issues,” Presentation to National Resilience Institute
(Lemhannas), Jakarta, November 2, 2009.
“Global and Regional Security Architecture,” National Resilience Institute
(Lemhannas), Jakarta, November 2, 2009.
“Global and Regional Security Architecture,” Presentation to Roundtable
“Regional Architecture Kawasan Asia Pasifik” Ruang Rapat BPPK, Department
Luar Negeri, Jakarta, November 3, 2009.
“Recent Developments in the South China Sea,” Presentation to Truong Dai Hoc
Khoa Hoc Xa Hoi va Nhan Van (University of Social Sciences and Humanities),
Hanoi, November 25, 2009.
“Vietnam-China Relations,” Seminar presentation to Institute of International
Relations (Viet Quan He Quoc Te), Hoc Vien Chinh Tri-Hanh Chinh Quoc Gia
Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public
Administration), Hanoi, November 30, 2009.
“Viet Nam Briefing,” Presentation to 13th Delegation of Young Political Leaders,
Australian Political Exchange Council, Boardroom, Hotel Realm, Canberra,
December 2, 2009.

Higher Degree Examination


Sok Udom Deth, “The People’s Republic of Kampuchea 1979-89: A Draconian
Savior?,” M.A. Thesis, Ohio University, 2009.

Higher Degree Supervision


Sok Udom Deth, “The People’s Republic of Kampuchea 1979-89: A Draconian
Savior?,” M.A. Thesis, Ohio University, 2009.
Manoj Gupta, “An Assessment of Selected Maritime Regimes in the Indian
Ocean”, PhD Thesis, The University of New South Wales, awarded 2009.
Nguyen Nam Duong. “Vietnamese Foreign Policy Since Doi Moi: The Dialectics
of Identity”, PhD thesis.
Matt Wheeler, “From ‘Cool Shade’ to ‘Southern Fire’: Administration and
Security in Southernmost Thailand”, PhD thesis.
Bruce Douglas, “Democratic Kampuchea and the United Nations,” M.A. Thesis,
Ohio University.
CDF Student
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Guan How Koh, “Comparative Ethnic Politics in Malaysia, Burma, Fiji and
Singapore,” Chief of Defence Force Research Essay.
Manuscript Reviews
Southeast Asia and the Vietnam War. Routledge, submitted January 4, 2009.
The New Vietnam. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, submitted
March 3, 2009.
U.S.-Vietnamese Defense Relations: Adding Strategic Depth. Singapore: Institute of
Southeast Asian Studies, submitted November 9, 2009.
Peer Reviews
“Vietnam and East Asian Monetary Cooperation: Efforts and Policies,” Asian
Politics & Policy. Submitted 27 March 2009.
“Administrative Control and Efficacy in Vietnam’s Dak Lak Province,” Asia
Pacific Management Review. Submitted 1 April 2009.
“Confidence Building and the Security Dilemma: Military Cooperation Between
China, Thailand, and Vietnam,“ Contemporary Southeast Asia. Submitted
September 30, 2009.
“Institutions and Inequality in Single-Party Regimes: A Comparative Analysis of
Vietnam and China,” Comparative Politics. Submitted 5 October 2099.
“Chinese and Vietnamese Global Activism Compared: Strategy, Drivers and
Tools/History, Instincts and Organization,” Policy Studies [East-West Center],
December 8, 2009.
Other

“Vietnam’s Household Registration System,” for Research Directorate,


Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, March 4, 2009.
Comments on Trinh Thi Nguyet, ‘From Enemy to Partner: Vietnam’s Policy
Towards the USA (1975-2008),’ draft M.A. Thesis, Graduate Institute of
International Politics National Chung Hsing University, Tai Chung, Taiwan.

Consultancies and Consultancy Reports


Project Manager, “‘Regional Security, Strategic Policy, Management and Law:
Australian Perspectives’,” short-course for M.A. (Defence Management),
National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas), Jakarta, Indonesia, November 2-6,
2009.

Other Activities
Adjunct Global Faculty member, Center of Southeast Asian Studies, Ohio
University (April 22, 2009-).
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Member, International Advisory Board, Contemporary Southeast Asia (December


2008-December 2010).
Member, Southeast Asia Publications Committee, Asian Studies Association of
Australia (January 2004-).
Member, Australian National Committee, Council for Security Cooperation in
the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP).
Media Interviews
1. Do The Dung, Radio France Internationale, Vietnamese Service, Paris,
January 1, 2009.
2. BBC World Service, Vietnamese Service, January 6, 2009
3. BBC World Service, London, January 7, 2009.
4. Pham Truc Bac, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, January 7, 2009.
5. Christine Webster, ABC Radio Australia, Connect Asia, January 9, 2009.
6. Chau Vu Binh, Vietnam Investment Review, January 13, 2009
7. Pham Nga, BBC World Service, Vietnamese Service, January 14, 2009.
8. Joseph C. Sternberg, Editorial Page, The Wall Street Journal Asia, January 20,
2009
9. Zulfikar Abbany, ABC Radio Australia, Asia Pacific, January 26, 2009.
10. Tom Bell, Bangkok Bureau, The Daily Telegraph, January 28, 2008.
11. Roger Mitton, Asia Sentinel, February 3, 2009.
12. Aude Genet, Agence France-Presse, February 8, 2008.
13. Mary Ann Overland, Hanoi Bureau, Time Magazine, March 1, 2009.
14. Michael Sullivan, National Public Radio (US), Hanoi Bureau, March 9, 2009.
15. Nga Pham, BBC Vietnamese Service, London, March 10, 2009.
16. Helen Clark, Inter Press Service News, Hanoi, March 10, 2009.
17. Mac Lam, Radio Free Asia, Washington, D.C., March 10, 2009.
18. Greg Torode, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Bureau, March 11, 2009.
19. Roger Mitton, Southeast Asia Regional Correspondent, Bangkok Bureau,
March 15, 2009.
20. Phuong Loan, Writer/Editor - Vietnamweek/Vietnamnet, March 15, 2008.
21. John Ruwitch, Reuters, Hanoi Bureau, March 18, 2009.
22. Nga Pham and Khiem Hong Pham, BBC World Service, Vietnamese Service,
March 20, 2009.
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23. Bac Pham, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Hanoi Bureau, March 20, 2009
24. Greg Torode, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Bureau, March 20, 2009.
25. Foster Klug, Associated Press, Washington, D. C. March 21, 2009.
26. Trung Nguyen Ngoc, BBC World Service, Bangkok Bureau, March 23, 2009.
27. Editorial Department, The Wall Street Journal Asia, March 24, 2009.
28. Hieu Trung, Tuoi Tre newspaper [Ho Chi Minh City], April 8, 2009.
29. Joanna McCarthy, ABC Radio Australia, Connect Asia Program, April 10,
2009.
30. Ron Corben, Voice of America, Bangkok Bureau, April 10, 2009.
31. Nicola Berkovic, The Australian, April 12, 2009.
32. John Boudreau, San Jose Mercury News, April 12, 2009, follow up April 13,
2009.
33. Nguyen Thi Thanh Truc, Tuoi Tre newspaper [Ho Chi Minh City], April 12
2009, follow up April 13 and April 15, 2009.
34. Lucy Battersby, The Age, April 13, 2009.
35. Matt Steinglass, Deutsche Presse-Agentur and Voice of America, Hanoi
Bureau, April 13, 2009.
36. Do The Dung, Radio France Internationale, Paris, April 14, 2009.
37. Pham Trung Bac, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Hanoi, April 17, 2009.
38. LiLy Yan, ABC Radio Australia, April 20, 2009.
39. Ben Bland, The Economist, Singapore Bureau, April 21, 2009.
40. Mac Lam, Radio Free Asia, Washington, D. C., April 24, 2009.
41. Tina Vu, Radio Free Asia, Washington, D. C., April 24, 2009.
42. Greg Torode, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Bureau, April 27, 2009.
43. Jon Grevatt, Jane’s Defence Industry, Bangkok Bureau, April 28, 2009.
44. John Hookway, The Wall Street Journal, Bangkok Bureau, April 30, 2009.
45. Pham Trung Bac, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Hanoi, May 6, 2009.
46. John Ruwitch, Reuters, Hanoi Bureau, May 6, 2009.
47. Greg Torode, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Bureau, May 6, 2009.
48. William Choong, The Straits Times, May 12, 2009.
49. Ian Timberlane, Agence France-Presse, Hanoi, May 14, 2009.
50. Do The Dung, Radio France Internationale, Paris, May 15, 2008.
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51. Ian Timberlane, Agence France-Presse, Hanoi, May 16, 2009.


52. Sonja Heydeman, ABC Radio Australia, May 18, 2009.
53. Mary Ann Overland, Hanoi Bureau, Time Magazine, May 18, 2009.
54. Jon Grevatt, Jane’s Defence Industry, Bangkok Bureau, May 21, 2009
55. Matt Steinglass, Associated Press, Hanoi, May 23, 2008.
56. Phuong Loan, Vietnam Week and VietnamNet, June 6, 2009.
57. Sim Chi Yin, The Straits Times, Beijing Bureau, June 8, 2009.
58. Simon Roughneen, ISN Security Watch, Zurich, June 10, 2009.
59. Seth Mydans, The New York Times, June 11, 2009.
60. Nga Pham, BBC Vietnamese Service, London, June 12, 2009.
61. Ian Timberlane, Agence France-Presse, Hanoi, June 19, 2009.
62. Hien, BBC World Service, Vietnamese Service, Bangkok, June 19, 2009.
63. Hoang Ngoc, Sai Gon Thiep Thi [Saigon Marketing News], June 22, 2009.
64. Sylvie Kauffmann, Senior Writer, Le Monde, June 24, 2009.
65. Giang Nguyen, Vietnamese Service, BBC World Service, London, June 25,
2009.
66. Le Quynh, Vietnamese Service, BBC World Service, London, June 26, 2009.
67. Jacob Ramsay, Senior Analyst, South-east Asia and Pacific, Control Risks,
Singapore, June 30, 2009.
68. Aude Genet, Agence France-Presse, July 2, 2009.
69. Simon Yiu, Sai Gon Times Weekly, Hong Kong Bureau, July 7, 2009.
70. Trung Nguyen, Voice of America, Washington, D.C., July 7, 2009.
71. Do The Dung, Radio France Internationale, Paris, July 12, 2009.
72. Ian Timberlane, Agence France-Presse, Hanoi, July 12, 2009.
73. Mac Lam, Radio Free Asia, Bangkok Bureau, July 15, 2009.
74. Nguyen Ngoc Phong, Radio Forum for Freedom and Democracy in Vietnam
(live on
air), Houston, Texas, July 16, 2009.
75. Ron Corben, Deutsche Welle, Bangkok, July 22, 2009.
76. Michael Sullivan, National Public Radio (US), Hanoi Bureau, July 23, 2009.
77. Tina Vu Ha Giang, Radio Free Asia, Washington, D. C., July 29, 2009.
78. Ron Corben, Associated Press, July 30, 2009.
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79. Hoang Ngoc, Sai Gon Thiep Thi [Saigon Marketing News], July 30, 2009.
80. Hoang Ngoc, Sai Gon Thiep Thi [Saigon Marketing News], August 4, 2009.
81. Pham Trung Bac, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Hanoi, August 4, 2009.
82. Amanda Morrow, Radio France Internationale, Paris, August 4, 2009.
83. Tina Vu Ha Giang, Radio Free Asia, August 6, 2009.
84. James Hyles, Stirling Risk (Asia) Ltd., Hong Kong, August 6, 2009.
85. Do The Dung, Radio France Internationale, Paris, August 6, 2009.
86. William Choong, The Straits Times, August 16, 2009.
87. John Ruwitch, Reuters, Hanoi Bureau, August 18, 2009.
88. Tina Vu Ha Giang, Radio Free Asia, Washington, D. C., August 18, 2009.
89. Trung Nguyen, Vietnamese Service, Voice of America, Washington, D. C.,
August 18, 2009.
90. Pham Trung Bac, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Hanoi, August 23, 2009.
91. Joseph Sternberg, The Wall Street Journal Asia, August 24, 2009.
92. Nga Pham, BBC Vietnamese Service, London, August 31, 2009.
93. John Ruwitch, Reuters, Hanoi Bureau, August 31, 2009.
94. Trung Nguyen, Vietnamese Service, Voice of America, Washington, D. C.,
September 1, 2009.
95. Nga Pham, BBC Vietnamese Service, London, September 2, 2009.
96. Nick Hayden, “Hungry Beast,” ABC TV, September 3, 2009.
97. Tina Vu Ha Giang, Radio Free Asia, Washington, D. C., September 3, 2009.
98. James Hookway, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Bangkok, September 3, 2009.
99. Beth Thomas, Bloomberg News, Vietnam Bureau Chief, September 3, 2009.
100. Hoang Ngoc, Sai Gon Thiep Thi [Saigon Marketing], September 4-5, 2009.
101. Phuong Loan, VietNamNet, September 6, 2009.
102. Do The Dung, Radio France Internationale, September 6, 2009.
103. Matt Steinglass, Associated Press, Hanoi, September 7, 2009.
104. Nga Pham, BBC Vietnamese Service, London, September 7, 2009.
105. Chau Vu Binh, Vietnam Investment Review, September 8, 2009.
106. Hoang Ngoc, Sai Gon Thiep Thi [Saigon Marketing], September 8, 2009.
107. Shawn W. Crispin, Asia Times Online, September 8, 2009.
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108. William Choong, The Straits Times, September 9, 2009.


109. Seth Mydans, The New York Times, September 13, 2009.
110. Daniel Ten Kate, Bloomberg, Bangkok, September 14, 2009.
111. Yan Qing, Voice of America, Washington, D.C., September 14, 2009.
112. Jon Grevatt, Jane’s Defence Industry, Bangkok Bureau, September 16, 2009.
113. Tina Vu Ha Giang, Radio Free Asia, Washington, D. C., September 19, 2009.
114. Trung Nguyen, Vietnamese Service, Voice of America, Washington, D. C.,
September 23, 2009.
115. Jon Grevatt, Jane’s Defence Industry, Bangkok Bureau, September 24, 2009.
116. Tim Johnston, Bangkok Correspondent, Financial Times/Washington Post,
September 25, 2009.
117. Pham Trung Bac, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Hanoi, September 27, 2008.
118. Sebastian Strangio, Phnom Penh Post, September 28, 2009.
119. Hung, BBC Vietnamese Service, London, October 6, 2009.
120. John Ruwitch, Reuters, Hanoi Bureau, October 8, 2009.
121. Ben Bland, Singapore Bureau, The Economist, October 13, 2009.
122. Do The Dung, Radio France Internationale, Paris, October 15, 2009.
123. Chau Vu Binh, Vietnam Investment Review (Dau tu), October 20, 2009.
124. John Kerin, Australian Financial Review, October 20, 2009.
125. Joseph Sternberg, Editorial Page, The Wall Street Journal Asia, October 20,
2009.
126. Chau Vu Binh, Dau tu (Vietnam Investment Review), October 22, 2009.
127. BBC, Burmese Service, World Service, October 22, 2009.
128. Al Jazeera TV, Malaysia, October 23, 2009.
129. Mick McKinsey, The Age, October 23, 2009.
130. Ron Corben, Deutsche Welle, October 23, 2009.
131. Greg Torode, South China Morning Post, October 23, 2009.
132. Daniel Ten Kate, Bloomberg, October 25, 2009.
133. Joseph Sternberg, Editorial Page, The Wall Street Journal Asia, October 26,
2009.
134. Virginia Trioli, ABC News Breakfast Show, October 30, 2009.
135. Radio Australia Today, October 30, 2009.
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136. Chau Vu Binh, Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review), October 30, 2009.
137. Nguyen Ngoc Phong, Radio Forum for Freedom and Democracy in Vietnam
(live on air), Houston, Texas, October 30, 2009.
138. Martha Ann Overland, Vietnam Correspondent, Time Magazine, October 30,
2009.
139. Ron Corben, South China Morning Post, October 30, 2009.
140. Mac Lam, Radio Free Asia, Washington, D.C., November 2, 2009.
141. Ben Stocking, Associated Press, November 6, 2009
142. Seth Mydans, The New York Times, November 7, 2009.
143. Hieu Trung, Tuoi Tre [Ho Chi Minh City], November 10, 2009.
144. Sam Roughneen, The Irrawaddy, November 14, 2009.
145. Martha Ann Overland, Vietnam Correspondent, Time Magazine, November
17, 2009.
146. John Ruwitch, Reuters, Hanoi Bureau, November 17, 2009.
147. Sam Roughneen, The Irrawaddy, November 18, 2009.
148. Helen Clark, Inter Press Service News, November 20, 2009.
149. Edward Wong, The New York Times, November 24, 2009.
150. James Hookway, The Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2009.
151. Huong Giang, Tuoi Tre, November 25, 2009.
152. Hoang Ngoc, Sai Gon Thiep Thi [Saigon Marketing], November 25, 2009.
153. Ban Tuyen Giao Trung Uong TV, November 26, 2009.
154. Vu Ngoc Dung, Dat Viet, November 27, 2009.
155. Helen Clark, Inter Press Service News, November 27, 2009.
156. Pham Truc Bac, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, November 29, 2009.
157. Greg Torode, South China Morning Post, November 30, 2009.
158. John Ruwitch and Nguyen Van Vinh, Reuters TV, November 30, 2009.
159. Greg Torode, South China Morning Post, December 4, 2009.
160. Hoang Ngoc, Sai Gon Thiep Thi [Saigon Marketing], December 5, 2009.
161. John Ruwitch, Reuters, December 7, 2009.
162. John Ruwitch, Reuters, December 8, 2009.
163. John Ruwitch, Reuters, December 9, 2009.
164. Jon Grevatt, Jane’s Defence Industry, Bangkok Bureau, December 9, 2009.
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165. Nga Pham, BBC World Service, Vietnamese Service, December 9, 2009.
166. Pham Trung Bac, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Hanoi, December 9, 2009.
167. Greg Torode, South China Morning Post, December 9, 2009.
168. Mac Lam, Radio Free Asia, Washington, D.C., December 9, 2009.
169. Heriberto Araujo, Spanish freelance journalist, Beijing, December 11, 2009.
170. Jon Grevatt, Jane’s Defence Industry, Bangkok Bureau, December 16, 2009.
171. Ian Timberlake, Agence France Presse, Hanoi, December 16, 2009.
172. Greg Torode, South China Morning Post, December 16, 2009.
173. Phuong Loan, Vietnamweek/Vietnamnet, December 17, 2009.
174. Do The Dung, Radio France Internationale, Paris, December 17, 2009.
175. Luong Nguyen An Dien, Chief of Politics and Society Desk, Thanh Nien
Weekly, December 20, 2009.
176. Hanh Seide, Vietnamese Service, Radio Free Asia, December 22, 2009.
177. Tina Hà Giang, Nguoi Viet Online, December 23, 2009.
178. Nguyen Ngoc Phong, Radio Forum for Freedom and Democracy in Vietnam
(live on air), Houston, Texas, December 24, 2009.
179. Didier Laurus, Agence France Presse, Bangkok Bureau Chief, December 27,
2009.
180. Robert Karinol, The Straits Times, December 28 and 30, 2009.
181. Tatiana Lau, The Wall Street Journal, Editorial Page, Hong Kong, December
28, 2009.
182. Greg Dyett, World-View Podcast, SBS Radio, December 29, 2009.
183. Hoang Ngoc, Sai Gon Thiep Thi [Saigon Marketing], December 30, 2009.
184. Thomas Barthlein, Deutsche Welle, December 30, 2009.

17 February 2010
 

Thayer Consultancy Background Briefs 2009 
1. Background Brief 4th ASEAN & Related Summits.doc 
2. Background Brief 9th Plenum Cadre Policy.doc 
3. Background Brief Agent Orange.doc 
4. Background Brief Ambalat Dispute.doc 
5. Background Brief ASEAN Human Rights Commission.doc 
6. Background Brief ASEM Foreign Ministers.doc 
7. Background Brief Australia Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership.doc 
8. Background Brief Australia Vietnam Defence Cooperation 1.doc 
9. Background Brief Australia Vietnam Defence Cooperation 2.doc 
10. Background Brief Australia Vietnam Nong Duc Manh Visit.doc 
11. Background Brief Australia Vietnam Relations 1.doc 
12. Background Brief Australia Vietnam Relations 2.doc 
13. Background Brief Australia Vietnam Relations 3.doc 
14. Background Brief Authoritarian Rule.doc 
15. Background Brief Bat Nha Monastery Rise and Demise.doc 
16. Background Brief Bauxite and Gen. Giap.doc 
17. Background Brief Bauxite Mining 1.doc 
18. Background Brief Bauxite Mining 2.doc 
19. Background Brief Bauxite Mining 3.doc 
20. Background Brief BP Withdraws Oil Exploration.doc 
21. Background Brief Cam Ranh Bay.doc 
22. Background Brief Cambodia Military Factionalism.doc 
23. Background Brief Cambodia‐China Relations.doc 
24. Background Brief Cambodia‐China 1.doc 
25. Background Brief Cambodia‐China 2.doc 
26. Background Brief Catholic Protests in Central Vietnam.doc 
27. Background Brief China and the Mekong.doc 
28. Background Brief China Hotline, BP Withdraws.doc 
29. Background Brief China‐Vietnam Relations.doc 

 
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30. Background Brief China's Fishing Ban.doc 
31. Background Brief China's Trade Fair and Vietnam.doc 
32. Background Brief Citizens Defy Police.doc 
33. Background Brief Crackdown on Bloggers.doc 
34. Background Brief Crackdown on Dissent.doc 
35. Background Brief Dissidents and Human Rights.doc 
36. Background Brief Dissidents On Trial.doc 
37. Background Brief Facebook Blocked.doc 
38. Background Brief Facebook Crackdown.doc 
39. Background Brief Global Financial Crisis 1.doc 
40. Background Brief Global Financial Crisis 2.doc 
41. Background Brief Hainan Island 1.doc 
42. Background Brief Hainan Island 2.doc 
43. Background Brief Hainan Naval Incident.doc 
44. Background Brief Household Registration.doc 
45. Background Brief Law on Militia and SDF.doc 
46. Background Brief Law on Militia and Self‐Defence Force.doc 
47. Background Brief Le Cong Dinh.doc 
48. Background Brief Military Intelligence TC2.doc 
49. Background Brief Myanmar US‐ASEAN Summit.doc 
50. Background Brief National Security Trials.doc 
51. Background Brief Naval Arms Race APR.doc 
52. Background Brief Nguyen Tien Trung and Tran Anh Kim.doc 
53. Background Brief Obama and Burma.doc 
54. Background Brief Obama and Vietnam 1.doc 
55. Background Brief Obama and Vietnam 2.doc 
56. Background Brief Political Crisis Thailand.doc 
57. Background Brief Rudd Visits Washsington.doc 
58. Background Brief Sanya Naval Base.doc 
59. Background Brief South China Sea China Scholar Proposals 1.doc 
60. Background Brief South China Sea China Scholar Proposals 2.doc 

 
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61. Background Brief South China Sea Shangrila Dialogue.doc 
62. Background Brief South China Sea & US Senate Hearings.doc 
63. Background Brief South China Sea and US‐China MMCA.doc 
64. Background Brief South China Sea Vietnam Protests.doc 
65. Background Brief South China Sea.doc 
66. Background Brief South Korean President Visit to Vietnam.doc 
67. Background Brief Thai Political Crisis.doc 
68. Background Brief Thailand Political Crisis.doc 
69. Background Brief Thaksin in Cambodia.doc 
70. Background Brief To Huy Rua 1.doc 
71. Background Brief To Huy Rua 2.doc 
72. Background Brief Towards 11th Party Congress.doc 
73. Background Brief UNCLOS Continental Shelves.doc 
74. Background Brief US China Strategic Economic Dialogue.doc 
75. Background Brief US Russia China Triangle.doc 
76. Background Brief US Ships Visit Danang.doc 
77. Background Brief US‐China Deal on the South China Sea.doc 
78. Background Brief USNS Heezen.doc 
79. Background Brief Vatican and Hanoi.doc 
80. Background Brief Vietnam and the South China Sea 1.doc 
81. Background Brief Vietnam and the South China Sea 2.doc 
82. Background Brief Vietnam as ASEAN Chair.doc 
83. Background Brief Vietnam ASEAN Chair 2010.doc 
84. Background Brief Vietnam China Border Relations.doc 
85. Background Brief Vietnam Defence Minister Visits US.doc 
86. Background Brief Vietnam Defence Minister Visits US and France.doc 
87. Background Brief Vietnam in 1st Decade 21st Century.doc 
88. Background Brief Vietnam Russia Submarine Deal.doc 
89. Background Brief Vietnam US Military Relations.doc 
90. Background Brief Vietnam White Paper 1.doc 
91. Background Brief Vietnam White Paper 2.doc 

 
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92. Background Brief Vietnam White Paper 3.doc 
93. Background Brief Vietnam‐China‐Singapore.doc 
94. Background Brief Vietnam's Diplomacy.doc 
95. Background Brief Vietnam's Naval Air Arm.doc 
96. Background Brief Vietnam's Submarine Force.doc