Is Vietnam Ready to Build Mega-Airport Projects?
By James Guild
Despite its delays, the multibillion-dollar Long Thanh International Airport project could mark a shift in how Vietnamese state firms build vital infrastructure.
East Asian Tensions and the Lessons From Hanoi
By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
Vietnamese diplomacy offers some useful reminders for key actors in a troubled region.
Vietnam Sentences Environmental Advocate to 3 Years Prison
By Sebastian Strangio
Hoang Thi Minh Hong is the fifth climate activist to be sentenced to a lengthy prison term on tax-related charges over the past two years.
High-Tech Supply Chains and the US-Vietnam Upgrade
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Alexander Vuving.
Surviving the Refugee Boats and Building a Vietnamese Museum in Australia
By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Mylinh Lee, who arrived in Australia in a boat as a child and a refugee.
Criminal Justice Campaigns in Vietnam: From Legal Mobilization to Dissenting Collectivism?
By Do Hai Ha
In recent years, campaigns to save prisoners on death row have become more audacious in criticizing the country's authoritarian party-state.
Vietnam Dissidents to Relocate to US Under Biden Administration Deal, Report Says
By Sebastian Strangio
The reported expatriations shed some light on the compromises that preceded the landmark upgrade in the diplomatic partnership between Hanoi and Washington.
US Chipmakers March South as Vietnam Subsidizes Its Tech Future
By Arrian Ebrahimi
Just as Vietnam comes into its unique role in China-U.S. relations, Hanoi’s policymakers are trying to find their niche in the global semiconductor industry.
This Week in Asia: September 15, 2023
The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.
The US and Vietnam Upgrade Their Relationship: Drivers and Consequences
By Ankit Panda
What's pushing the United States and Vietnam toward each other?
Overcoming Differences, Looking to the Future: The Next Step for the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
By Khang Vu
Despite the significant upgrade to its relationship with the United States, China will continue to loom large in Vietnam's calculations.
Biden Says US Outreach to Vietnam is About Providing Global Stability, Not Containing China
By Josh Boak and Aamer Madhani
During his visit to Hanoi, Biden and his hosts upgraded their relationship to the level of a comprehensive strategic partnership.