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Hai Hong Nguyen

Hai Hong Nguyen

Hai Hong Nguyen is an honorary research fellow at the Centre for Policy Futures, the University of Queensland.

Hai Hong Nguyen is an honorary research fellow at the Centre for Policy Futures, the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr Nguyen is an expert in Vietnamese, Southeast Asian and East Asian politics, and international relations. His research also focuses on international relations in the Indo-Pacific region. Hai served in the Vietnamese diplomatic service and was a lecturer on politics and international relations before pursuing his doctoral studies in Australia. Dr Nguyen is a frequent writer for The Diplomat, Asia Times, and East Asia Forum about Vietnamese and regional politics and international relations.

Posts by Hai Hong Nguyen
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.

March 04, 2022

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: The Diplomatic Dilemma Facing Vietnam

By Hai Hong Nguyen
The country has historically enjoyed good relations with both Moscow and Kyiv.
January 13, 2022

The Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership Takes Another Step Forward

By Hai Hong Nguyen
A growing congruence of interests has prompted the two nations to expand their strategic partnership into the realm of defense and security cooperation.

September 24, 2021

China Courts Vietnam With More COVID-19 Vaccines, Mistrust Remains

By Hai Hong Nguyen
China’s actual donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam has already been outmatched by the United States.

July 25, 2013

US-Vietnam Ties: Time for a Rethink?

By Hai Hong Nguyen and Hai Hong Nguyen
A strategic partnership with Vietnam would both advance US interests and produce better results on human rights.

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