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Hai Hong Nguyen

Hai Hong Nguyen

Dr Hai Hong Nguyen is a senior lecturer of politics, social change, and international relations at VinUniversity in Vietnam.

Dr Hai Hong Nguyen is currently a senior lecturer of politics, social change, and international relations in the College of Arts and Sciences at VinUniversity in Vietnam. He is a political scientist and an experienced lecturer/researcher in politics and international relations. Prior to joining VinUniversity, Dr. Nguyen held different positions in Vietnam and Australia as senior lecturer, international development manager/specialist, honorary research fellow, and adjunct/visiting senior lecturer at Hanoi University, Thai Nguyen University, James Cook University, the University of Queensland, and Queensland University of Technology. He has published widely on Vietnamese politics and foreign relations, international relations in Southeast Asia, Asia, and the Indo-Pacific.

Posts by Hai Hong Nguyen
November 01, 2023

How to Make 2023 an Annus Mirabilis for Vietnam-Australia Relations

By Hai Hong Nguyen
All year there has been talk that the two nations will establish a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Could it happen before the end of 2023?

September 06, 2023

Why Biden’s Visit to Vietnam Is a Triumph for the US

By Hai Hong Nguyen
Like his Democratic predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Biden will preside over a significant upgrade in relations with Vietnam.
August 23, 2023

Why Australia and Vietnam Should Create a Visa Exemption Program

By Hai Hong Nguyen
The move would help advance several core areas of cooperation in the burgeoning bilateral relationship.

May 31, 2023

The Case for ‘Kangaroo Diplomacy’ in Australia’s Relations With Vietnam

By Hai Hong Nguyen
With the two nations expected to upgrade their relations to a "comprehensive strategic partnership" this year, Canberra has an obvious choice of "special envoy."

March 17, 2023

Vietnam’s New President: Key Takeaways for Domestic Politics and Foreign Relations

By Hai Hong Nguyen
The appointment of the youthful Vo Van Thuong could hint at a generational leadership transition in the years to come.

March 07, 2023

Vietnam-Australia Relations at 50

By Hai Hong Nguyen
The past half-century has witnessed a remarkable convergence of interests between the two nations, and there is a promise of closer cooperation to come.
February 13, 2023

Is the Communist Party of Vietnam Set to Establish a ‘Core Leadership’ Position?

By Hai Hong Nguyen
The consolidation of power under communist party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has some striking parallels to past patterns in Chinese politics.

January 11, 2023

Former Foreign Minister’s Dismissal Complicates Vietnam’s External Relations

By Hai Hong Nguyen
Pham Binh Minh's unusual mid-term departure leaves a vacuum in the country’s diplomatic leadership.

January 04, 2023

A New Era of Turbulence and Uncertainty in Vietnamese Politics

By Hai Hong Nguyen
The removal of a sitting Politburo member hints at more profound changes at the top echelons of the party-state.

December 12, 2022

Great Expectations as Australia and Vietnam Ponder ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’

By Hai Hong Nguyen
An elevation of relations is likely next year, when the two nations celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations. But will it be matched by substantive developments?

May 30, 2022

Vietnam’s Growing Strategic Partnerships with European Countries

By Hai Hong Nguyen
European partnerships form an increasingly important part of Vietnam's omnidirectional foreign policy.
May 12, 2022

Parsing the News About the Vietnam-Russia Joint Military Drills

By Hai Hong Nguyen
While Moscow trumpeted the announcement in state media, Hanoi's announcement of the exercise has been much more cautious.

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