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Vietnam in the South Pacific: Dynamics for Strategic Cooperation
December 05, 2022

Vietnam in the South Pacific: Dynamics for Strategic Cooperation

By Nguyen Minh Quang and James Borton
The recent visit of Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue to Australia and New Zealand sheds new light on the country’s post-COVID foreign policy.

The Reality of Vietnam’s Energy Transition
November 25, 2022

The Reality of Vietnam’s Energy Transition

By Kathryn Neville
The country has emerged as a regional leader in renewables, but some thorny challenges lie ahead.
The Precarious State of the Mekong
November 24, 2022

The Precarious State of the Mekong

By Nicholas Muller
Prolonged stress on the Lower Mekong Basin is reaching an ecological tipping point, threatening millions of livelihoods.

The Quiet Evolution of Vietnam’s Digital Authoritarianism
November 19, 2022

The Quiet Evolution of Vietnam’s Digital Authoritarianism

By Gerard McDermott and Alice Larsson
Digital rights in Vietnam are declining as a new system of surveillance and control has emerged in the country, with the support of Western tech giants.

Why the Current Stall in US-Vietnam Relations is Necessary for Vietnam’s Security
November 17, 2022

Why the Current Stall in US-Vietnam Relations is Necessary for Vietnam’s Security

By Khang Vu
As has been the case for much of history, stable, manageable relations with China form the foundation of the country's foreign policy.

What is Slowing Down Vietnam’s Transport Infrastructure Projects?
November 15, 2022

What is Slowing Down Vietnam’s Transport Infrastructure Projects?

By James Guild
Among other things, the country's land acquisition procedures are creaky, opaque, and difficult to appeal.

German Chancellor Calls for Deeper Trade Ties With Vietnam
November 14, 2022

German Chancellor Calls for Deeper Trade Ties With Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Olaf Scholz flagged Vietnam as an important future partner in his government's plan to reduce Germany's economic reliance on China.
Vietnam’s Approach to China: Bamboo Diplomacy With Neo-tributary Characteristics
November 12, 2022

Vietnam’s Approach to China: Bamboo Diplomacy With Neo-tributary Characteristics

By Alexander L. Vuving
Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong's recent visit to Beijing was meant to assure China, but didn't signal any change in Hanoi's basic approach toward its northern neighbor.

Does Ideology Matter in Vietnam’s Foreign Policy?
November 10, 2022

Does Ideology Matter in Vietnam’s Foreign Policy?

By Nguyen Cao Viet Hung
In matters of national security and national interests, Vietnamese leaders are pragmatists.

Vietnam Introduces 24-Hour Take-Down Requirement for Social Media Platforms
November 09, 2022

Vietnam Introduces 24-Hour Take-Down Requirement for Social Media Platforms

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is the latest in the state's attempts to cleanse the online sphere of "false news" and "anti-state" content.

Hanoi’s Beijing Syndrome
November 04, 2022

Hanoi’s Beijing Syndrome

By Duy Hoang
The “Vietnamese street” and especially the activist community is known to be anti-China, but the Vietnamese Communist Party is keen to cultivate closer ties.
Vietnam Calls on Fuel Trading Firms to Relieve Shortages
November 03, 2022

Vietnam Calls on Fuel Trading Firms to Relieve Shortages

By Sebastian Strangio
Over recent weeks, shortages have forced petrol stations across the country to close or restrict sales.

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