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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
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.

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.

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