March 28, 2020
Vietnam’s Communist Party Finds a Silver Lining in COVID-19
By Mai Truong
The coronavirus outbreak provides a unique opportunity for the Communist Party of Vietnam to strengthen its legitimacy.
March 27, 2020
Beyond Port Visits, US-Vietnam Relations Can Go Further
By Matthew Dalton
There is ample room to expand the burgeoning U.S.-Vietnam relationship.
March 17, 2020
How Vietnam Learned From China’s Coronavirus Mistakes
By Trien Vinh Le and Huy Quynh Nguyen
Hanoi, a fellow communist state, realized quickly that a China-style cover-up would only make things worse.
March 11, 2020
Even Coronavirus Couldn’t Stop the 2nd US Carrier Visit to Vietnam
By Christopher Sharman
Mutual willingness to proceed with the visit indicates that the trust between Washington and Hanoi has reached a new level.
March 05, 2020
Is Vietnam Sending Its Maritime Militia to China’s Coast?
By Yan Yan
In recent weeks, hundreds of Vietnamese fishing boats have gathered near China’s Hainan province, site of a sensitive military base.
February 28, 2020
The Fight for LGBT Rights in Vietnam Still Has a Long Way To Go
By Thoi Nguyen
Prejudice, discrimination, and stigma against the LGBT community in Vietnam still loom large. Change will take concerted efforts.
January 17, 2020
The Trouble With Vietnam’s Defense Strategy
By Thoi Nguyen
Vietnam needs more radical thinking on defense in order to adapt and keep pace with changes in the region.
January 13, 2020
Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea
By Associated Press
A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons.
December 11, 2019
Vietnam’s Internet Control: Following in China’s Footsteps?
By Justin Sherman
Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law suggests that the government is attempting to follow China’s model of internet control.
November 26, 2019
Did Vietnam Just Doom the Mekong?
By Tom Fawthrop
A policy reversal on Mekong dams has put Hanoi’s credibility – and the river’s fate – on the line.
November 15, 2019
Vietnam Needs to ‘Struggle’ More in the South China Sea
By Derek Grossman
Assessing Hanoi’s strategy after the Vanguard Bank standoff with China.
November 09, 2019
China Warns Vietnam to Not ‘Complicate’ South China Sea Dispute By Seeking Legal Arbitration
By Ankit Panda
Beijing warned Hanoi to not “complicate matters.”