I predict that we have not seen the end of Imperialism. I see new empires about to be built —this time by India, China and Others. Just look at Tibet? Is not that a part of a new Chinese Empire? If I was Vietnam I would be worried about my neighbor to the north.
A very slight point: Said was arguably an Egyptian who was born in and spent several years of his youth in Jerusalem.
Vietnam IS worried about China — it has been worried about it for centuries. The present Vietnamese came from southern China, driven out by the Han and they pushed out Malayan type people (the great kingdom of Champa), which, incidently enough was Hindu-Buddhist with Indian culture. Anyway, back to the present and Vietnam has strong ties with India and is building up ties with Australia and Japan to counter China.