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Jonathan Stromseth discusses U.S.-Vietnam relations with Vietnam's foreign minister

The event was part of The Brookings Institution Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum.

During a Brookings Institution event exploring United States-Vietnam relations, Jonathan Stromseth, professor of the practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Duke Center for International Development faculty affiliate, moderated a discussion with Vietnam's Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.

The event was part of the Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum, which brings world leaders and other foreign officials to Brookings for major policy addresses.

Stromseth, who is also a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings, joined the foreign minister for a conversation exploring the countries' elevated relations and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead with the comprehensive strategic partnership. The discussion also included Vietnam's economic and security positioning within Southeast Asia and the broader Indo-Pacific region.

View the event recording

Before joining Duke in 2024, Stromseth worked at Brookings as a senior fellow and the Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asian Studies. Previously, he served on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and as The Asia Foundation’s country representative to China (2006-14) and to Vietnam (2000-05).