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Australian FM Embarks on Trip to Vietnam, Malaysia
June 27, 2022

Australian FM Embarks on Trip to Vietnam, Malaysia

By Sebastian Strangio
Penny Wong's trip is her second to Southeast Asia in the month since she took up the foreign affairs portfolio.

Vietnam Imprisons Leading Environmentalist on Tax Evasion Charges
June 20, 2022

Vietnam Imprisons Leading Environmentalist on Tax Evasion Charges

By Sebastian Strangio
Nguy Thi Khanh, a recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, is the latest climate change activist to be jailed on tax-related charges.
The Vietnamese Debt Bondage Gamble
June 13, 2022

The Vietnamese Debt Bondage Gamble

By Peter Bengtsen
Workers pay the equivalent of three to four years wages at home in Vietnam to get access to jobs abroad at suppliers of major international brands.

Vietnam Eyes Pragmatic Gains from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
June 13, 2022

Vietnam Eyes Pragmatic Gains from the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

By Huynh Tam Sang
Participation in the new U.S. initiative could advance Vietnam’s aspiration for economic gains and a firm status in the regional economic architecture, but its full-fledged engagement is unlikely.

Vietnam’s Communist Party Dumps Officials Over COVID-19 Test-Kit Scam
June 07, 2022

Vietnam’s Communist Party Dumps Officials Over COVID-19 Test-Kit Scam

By Sebastian Strangio
The pair were linked to a $172 million scandal in which officials were bribed to supply hospitals with vastly overpriced test kits.

India-Vietnam Ties Deepen in Dynamic Indo-Pacific
June 06, 2022

India-Vietnam Ties Deepen in Dynamic Indo-Pacific

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Given that the China threat looms large for both Vietnam and India, the bilateral relationship between New Delhi and Hanoi is likely to gain even greater traction.

The US-Russia-Vietnam Triangle: Decoding Hanoi’s Strategic Balancing
June 01, 2022

The US-Russia-Vietnam Triangle: Decoding Hanoi’s Strategic Balancing

By Huynh Tam Sang
Vietnam has struck a careful balance in its reaction to the Ukraine conflict. But how long can it avoid taking sides?
Export Body Casts Doubt on Thailand-Vietnam Rice Cartel Plan
May 31, 2022

Export Body Casts Doubt on Thailand-Vietnam Rice Cartel Plan

By Sebastian Strangio
Last week, a Thai official said that Thailand and Vietnam were considering forming a cartel in order to raise rice prices and increase farmer income.

Vietnam’s Growing Strategic Partnerships with European Countries
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.

History Education and the Politics of Identity in a Globalizing Vietnam
May 18, 2022

History Education and the Politics of Identity in a Globalizing Vietnam

By To Minh Son
Conservatives fear that a recent decision to make history a high school elective will erode the "national consciousness" of the young.

Sizing-up the US-ASEAN Summit and Vietnam’s Place in the World
May 18, 2022

Sizing-up the US-ASEAN Summit and Vietnam’s Place in the World

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with veteran academic Carl Thayer.
Parsing the News About the Vietnam-Russia Joint Military Drills
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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