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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.
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.

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.

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 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.
Vietnam’s Balancing Act Between Biden and Trump
December 10, 2020

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.

Vietnam’s Public Diplomacy and the Peril of Mixed Messages
October 06, 2020

Vietnam’s Public Diplomacy and the Peril of Mixed Messages

By Vu Lam
COVID-19 has been a victory for the country’s communist party – but a taste of transparency might whet the public's appetite for more.

Three-Horse Race for Vietnam’s Next Communist Party Chief
September 14, 2020

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.

Is Vietnam Creeping Into a Succession Crisis?
April 20, 2019

Is Vietnam Creeping Into a Succession Crisis?

By Nguyen Khac Giang
Health rumors aside, the big question remains who will follow in Nguyen Phu Trong’s footsteps.
Anti-Intellectualism in Vietnam: The Case of Professor Chu Hao
November 29, 2018

Anti-Intellectualism in Vietnam: The Case of Professor Chu Hao

By Cu Huy Ha Vu
Professor Chu Hao's fate is revealing of the Communist Party's priorities in Vietnam.

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