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Malaysia, Vietnam Set to Pen Agreement on Maritime Security
April 07, 2021

Malaysia, Vietnam Set to Pen Agreement on Maritime Security

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement marks a step forward in attempts to settle distracting bilateral disputes between Southeast Asian nations in the South China Sea.

Vietnam Confirms Appointment of Security Official as Next Prime Minister
April 06, 2021

Vietnam Confirms Appointment of Security Official as Next Prime Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
The selection of a career security official suggests a continuation of the Party's hard line on corruption and dissent.
Vietnam Should be More Proactive in Global Governance
March 30, 2021

Vietnam Should be More Proactive in Global Governance

By Phuong Pham
After its COVID-19 successes, Vietnam is well positioned to play a more energetic role on the global stage.

Vietnam Hands Over $111 Million Parliament Building to Lao Government
March 23, 2021

Vietnam Hands Over $111 Million Parliament Building to Lao Government

By Sebastian Strangio
The building highlights Vietnam's desire to prevent Laos from spiraling off into China's orbit.

Vietnam Must Be Pleased With the Biden Administration… For the Most Part
March 16, 2021

Vietnam Must Be Pleased With the Biden Administration… For the Most Part

By Derek Grossman
Relations are set to continue on their upward trajectory, though there remain certain areas of concern.

The Final Victory of Nguyen Phu Trong
March 05, 2021

The Final Victory of Nguyen Phu Trong

By Quynh Tran
How Vietnam's communist party chief earned a surprise third term at this year's National Congress.

Michael Brosowski on Vietnam’s Trafficking Challenge
March 03, 2021

Michael Brosowski on Vietnam’s Trafficking Challenge

By Thoi Nguyen
Like many businesses, human traffickers quickly recalibrated to the realities of COVID-19.
The Rise and Rise of Nguyen Phu Trong
February 26, 2021

The Rise and Rise of Nguyen Phu Trong

By Quynh Tran
How Vietnam's party chief defied conventional wisdom and became his country's most powerful leader in a generation.

Why Communist Anti-Corruption Campaigns Never Work
February 23, 2021

Why Communist Anti-Corruption Campaigns Never Work

By David Hutt
Ongoing anti-graft campaigns in Vietnam and Laos focus on officials' moral conduct without addressing the political structures that incentivize corruption.

Vietnam Appoints Military Officer as Propaganda Chief
February 22, 2021

Vietnam Appoints Military Officer as Propaganda Chief

By Sebastian Strangio
Nguyen Trong Nghia previously oversaw the creation of a 10,000-strong army cyber unit to combat anti-government sentiment online.

A Dream Deferred? The ‘Equitization’ of Vietnam’s State-Owned Enterprises
February 11, 2021

A Dream Deferred? The ‘Equitization’ of Vietnam’s State-Owned Enterprises

By James Guild
Vietnam’s progress toward a more liberal, market-friendly economy has proceeded in fits and starts.
Nguyen Phu Trong: The Best Choice to Lead Vietnam’s Communist Party
February 08, 2021

Nguyen Phu Trong: The Best Choice to Lead Vietnam’s Communist Party

By Phuong Pham
His reappointment for a third term will help Vietnam hold fast to its current political and economic trajectory.

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