Menu
Account
China’s Dominance on Display in the South China Sea
August 28, 2019
China’s Dominance on Display in the South China Sea
Beijing’s repeated provocative actions in the South China Sea leaves the region worse off.
China’s Dominance on Display in the South China Sea
South China Sea: Pentagon Slams China's 'Bullying' Behavior Against Vietnam
August 27, 2019
South China Sea: Pentagon Slams China's 'Bullying' Behavior Against Vietnam
The statement follows an intensification of Chinese activity.
South China Sea: Pentagon Slams China's 'Bullying' Behavior Against Vietnam
Something Is Very Wrong on the Mekong River
August 26, 2019
Something Is Very Wrong on the Mekong River
This year's drought is just a preview of more dire problems to come if government don't change course.
Something Is Very Wrong on the Mekong River
Vietnam Seeks Australia’s Support on the South China Sea
August 23, 2019
Vietnam Seeks Australia’s Support on the South China Sea
Scott Morrison's visit will mesh with Vietnam's strategy of seeking assurances over its maritime disputes with China.
Vietnam Seeks Australia’s Support on the South China Sea
The South China Sea Island China Gave Away
August 14, 2019
The South China Sea Island China Gave Away
Bach Long Vi Island and its secret transfer from China to Vietnam.
The South China Sea Island China Gave Away
What’s Up With Buddhist Persecution in Vietnam?
August 06, 2019
What’s Up With Buddhist Persecution in Vietnam?
Buddhists in Vietnam may not face violent attacks, but government restrictions on their faith are keenly felt.
What’s Up With Buddhist Persecution in Vietnam?
The Stalemate Driving Vietnam's Illegal Wildlife Trade
July 09, 2019
The Stalemate Driving Vietnam's Illegal Wildlife Trade
Vietnam had a plan for ending bear bile farming. What went wrong?
The Stalemate Driving Vietnam's Illegal Wildlife Trade
Vietnam and the Mekong’s Synthetic Drug Epidemic
May 02, 2019
Vietnam and the Mekong’s Synthetic Drug Epidemic
Mainland Southeast Asia remains a hotspot for illegal drug manufacturing, and Vietnam is emerging as a transit hub.
Vietnam and the Mekong’s Synthetic Drug Epidemic
Frenetic Serenity: The Streets of Saigon
March 18, 2019
Frenetic Serenity: The Streets of Saigon
The 24-hour challenge: 100 street photographs of Saigon
Frenetic Serenity: The Streets of Saigon
Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?
March 13, 2019
Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?
Vietnam’s missed opportunity to normalize relations with the US paved the way for China’s 1979 invasion.
Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?
What Comes After US Hegemony?
December 19, 2018
What Comes After US Hegemony?
The Asia-Pacific region looks beyond the United States.
What Comes After US Hegemony?
Sons of Revolution: Vietnam’s New Protest Movement
December 17, 2018
Sons of Revolution: Vietnam’s New Protest Movement
Hanoi’s conservative leaders are increasingly haunted by Ho Chi Minh’s legacy.
Sons of Revolution: Vietnam’s New Protest Movement
Can India Break Into Vietnam’s Defense Market?
December 05, 2018
Can India Break Into Vietnam’s Defense Market?
Despite increasing cooperation, India has not been able to seal major weapons sales to Vietnam.
Can India Break Into Vietnam’s Defense Market?
SEZs in Vietnam: What’s in a Name?
September 14, 2018
SEZs in Vietnam: What’s in a Name?
Why are Special Economic Zones so attractive to Vietnam's government, despite proven shortcomings?
SEZs in Vietnam: What’s in a Name?
Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs
July 24, 2018
Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs
A look back at the past failures, and challenging present, of Vietnam’s huge economic gamble.
Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs
Vietnam’s Experiment With E-Government
July 14, 2018
Vietnam’s Experiment With E-Government
The country got a late start, but is expanding its digital government services.
Vietnam’s Experiment With E-Government
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief