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13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam

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.

The Evolution of Vietnamese Foreign Policy After the 13th Party Congress
March 10, 2021

The Evolution of Vietnamese Foreign Policy After the 13th Party Congress

By Le Dinh Tinh and Lai Anh Tu
Buoyed by its successful handling of COVID-19, Vietnam is readying itself to play an increasingly proactive and confident regional role.
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.

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.

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.

The Fallout From Vietnam’s Communist Party Congress
February 02, 2021

The Fallout From Vietnam’s Communist Party Congress

By Zachary Abuza
The outcome reflects a considerable degree of caution, and a desire to balance the party's internal factions.

Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief Reelected to Third Term
February 01, 2021

Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief Reelected to Third Term

By Sebastian Strangio
The reappointment of Nguyen Phu Trong elevates the austere communist chief into the Party's upper ranks.
Vietnam Leadership Transition Will Not Loosen the Party’s Grip
January 22, 2021

Vietnam Leadership Transition Will Not Loosen the Party’s Grip

By Huong Nguyen
The past five years have seen a sharp increase in both the number of arrests of dissidents, and the severity of the sentences imposed on them.

Leaked Vietnamese Personnel Appointments Show Diversions From Norm
January 21, 2021

Leaked Vietnamese Personnel Appointments Show Diversions From Norm

By Sebastian Strangio
Reported appointments suggest that informal but long-held norms have been sacrificed in order to preserve party unity.

Vietnam’s 13th Congress: Institutional Resilience or Institutional Decay?
January 07, 2021

Vietnam’s 13th Congress: Institutional Resilience or Institutional Decay?

By Nguyen Khac Giang
This month's Communist Party conclave is set to determine more than just who occupies the top positions.

Vietnam’s Coming Leadership Change
January 01, 2021

Vietnam’s Coming Leadership Change

By Huong Le Thu
Amid a pandemic and shifting geopolitical winds, Vietnam’s next leaders will be of crucial importance for the country’s future.
Vietnam Party Conclave Readies Key Personnel Appointments
December 15, 2020

Vietnam Party Conclave Readies Key Personnel Appointments

By Sebastian Strangio
This week's plenum will ponder the key personnel appointments that will be announced at next month's National Congress.

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