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What’s in a Name: The Promise and Peril of a US-Vietnam ‘Strategic Partnership’
March 02, 2022

What’s in a Name: The Promise and Peril of a US-Vietnam ‘Strategic Partnership’

By Phuong Vu
Despite the growing depth and breadth of strategic ties between the two countries, Washington ranks surprisingly low in Hanoi's hierarchy of diplomatic designations.
Why the Russia-Ukraine War is Not the Same as the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979
March 01, 2022

Why the Russia-Ukraine War is Not the Same as the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979

By Khang Vu
Vietnam's alliance with the Soviet Union put limits on how far China could go. Those limits don't exist in the current situation.

Ahead of Vietnam Tourism Opening, Daily Omicron Toll Nears 100,000
February 28, 2022

Ahead of Vietnam Tourism Opening, Daily Omicron Toll Nears 100,000

By Sebastian Strangio
On March 15, the government plans to reopen the country fully to international tourists.

For Vietnam, Climate Justice Means Tackling Disparities Globally and at Home
February 25, 2022

For Vietnam, Climate Justice Means Tackling Disparities Globally and at Home

By Kanni Wignaraja and Caitlin Wiesen
For middle-income countries like Vietnam climate change mitigation cannot come at the expense economic development and improving the lives of the poor.

Why Won’t Vietnam Teach the History of the Sino-Vietnamese War?
February 09, 2022

Why Won’t Vietnam Teach the History of the Sino-Vietnamese War?

By Travis Vincent
Vietnam is reluctant to include the 1979 conflict in history textbooks, continuing a decades-long silence.
Thich Nhat Hanh, Influential Zen Buddhist Monk, Dies at 95
January 24, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh, Influential Zen Buddhist Monk, Dies at 95

By Associated Press
The revered Vietnamese monk did much to popularize the tenets of Zen Buddhism in the West.

Are Australia-Vietnam Relations Set to Reach New Heights in 2022?
January 24, 2022

Are Australia-Vietnam Relations Set to Reach New Heights in 2022?

By Huynh Tam Sang
An opportunity to upgrade the Australia-Vietnam partnership is within reach, but both sides should take concrete steps to realize this goal.
Imprisoned Vietnamese Journalist Recognized With Human Rights Award
January 20, 2022

Imprisoned Vietnamese Journalist Recognized With Human Rights Award

By Sebastian Strangio
The Martin Ennals Award committee hailed Pham Doan Trang as an "inspirational" example for activists in Vietnam.

The Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership Takes Another Step Forward
January 13, 2022

The Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership Takes Another Step Forward

By Hai Hong Nguyen
A growing congruence of interests has prompted the two nations to expand their strategic partnership into the realm of defense and security cooperation.

China’s COVID-19 Border Restrictions Wreak Economic Havoc in Southeast Asia
January 10, 2022

China’s COVID-19 Border Restrictions Wreak Economic Havoc in Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
Tighter customs clearance procedures have led producers to dump truckloads of fruit by the roadside.

Can VinFast Turn Vietnam Into an Electric Vehicle Powerhouse?
January 05, 2022

Can VinFast Turn Vietnam Into an Electric Vehicle Powerhouse?

By James Guild
The competition to become the main player in the production of EVs in Southeast Asia is starting to heat up.
Surviving Saigon in 1945 and a Dog Named Mephisto
December 31, 2021

Surviving Saigon in 1945 and a Dog Named Mephisto

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with author Thierry de Roland Peel.

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