Vietnam’s Censoring of ‘Barbie’ Is a Reflection of the Party’s Paranoia
By Minh Tran
The overreaction to the film's alleged depiction of China's "nine-dash line" claim is a feature, not a bug, of the country's culture of censorship.
The Drivers and Consequences of Vietnam’s January 2023 Political Shake-Up
By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Will Vietnam's political tumult have any geopolitical ramifications?
The Communist Party of Vietnam’s New Approach to Accountability
By Quynh Le Tran
Nguyen Xuan Phuc has become the first Vietnamese president to resign from office, amid an ongoing graft scandal linked to the country's COVID-19 response.
Could Vietnam’s President Be the Next Senior Official to Fall?
By Sebastian Strangio
The country's National Assembly will reportedly hold a meeting tomorrow that could result in the removal of more high-level officials.
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.
Ruling Communist Party to Set Vietnam’s Course This Week
By Associated Press
The party is highly secretive and citizens are not even allowed to publicly discuss candidates.
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’s Balancing Act Between Biden and Trump
By Du Nhat Dang
Hanoi has had to tread carefully during a fraught period of transition in Washington.
‘Scorched Earth’: Vietnam Arrests Leading Dissident Activist and Blogger
By Sebastian Strangio
The late night arrest of the activist and writer Pham Doan Trang followed an annual human rights dialogue with U.S. officials.
Three-Horse Race for Vietnam’s Next Communist Party Chief
By David Hutt
As the Communist Party of Vietnam moves toward its next National Congress, the list of candidates for key posts is narrowing.
Evolution of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Control Over the Military
By Bich T. Tran
Over the last three decades, the CPV has gradually institutionalized its control over the armed forces.
Vietnam’s COVID-19 Success Is a Double-Edged Sword for the Communist Party
By Mai Truong
The success of its COVID-19 strategy has, so far, increased trust in the Vietnamese government, but it could create demand for transparency in other political issues in the future.