Category Archives: Reforms

Vietnamese Diplomacy, 1975-2015: From Member of the Socialist Camp to Proactive International Integration; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no:  0004/2016 Courtesy: Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 1(3), 2015. 194-214. Introduction This paper presents a broad overview of the evolution of Vietnamese diplomacy from national reunification in 1975 to the present. This forty-year timeframe is sub-divided into three parts. The first part studies Vietnam’s shift from a member of the socialist community led by the Soviet Union to a member of the international community from 1975-91. This… Read Article →

PLA Reforms – The Birth of PLA General Command, Rocket Force and Strategic Support Force; By B. R. Deepak

CAS article no:  0002/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies  On 31 December 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping conferred military flags on the newly formed People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Commands, PLA Rocket Force, and PLA Strategic Support Force, the foundation he said is aimed at ‘to realize the Chinese dream of a strong military, and a strategic step to establish a modern military system with Chinese characteristics.’ PLA Rocket… Read Article →