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Vietnam’s Communist Party Finds a Silver Lining in COVID-19
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.

Beyond Port Visits, US-Vietnam Relations Can Go Further
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.
How Vietnam Learned From China’s Coronavirus Mistakes
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.

Even Coronavirus Couldn’t Stop the 2nd US Carrier Visit to Vietnam
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.

Is Vietnam Sending Its Maritime Militia to China’s Coast?
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.

The Fight for LGBT Rights in Vietnam Still Has a Long Way To Go
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.

The Trouble With Vietnam’s Defense Strategy
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.
Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea
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.

Vietnam’s Internet Control: Following in China’s Footsteps?
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.

Did Vietnam Just Doom the Mekong?
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.

Vietnam Needs to ‘Struggle’ More in the South China Sea
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.
China Warns Vietnam to Not ‘Complicate’ South China Sea Dispute By Seeking Legal Arbitration
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.”

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