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Vietnam Appoints President’s Ally as New Security Minister

Vietnam Appoints President’s Ally as New Security Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
Lt. Gen. Luong Tam Quang's appointment strengthens the chances of his former boss becoming the next Communist Party chief.

In the Hot Seat: To Lam’s Rise to the Vietnamese Presidency

In the Hot Seat: To Lam’s Rise to the Vietnamese Presidency

By Ian Hollinger
The powerful former public security minister has been boosted into the ranks of the country's top leaders. Will the promotion come back to haunt him?
Vietnam’s Top Security Official To Lam Confirmed as President

Vietnam’s Top Security Official To Lam Confirmed as President

By David Rising
Lam was confirmed by Vietnam’s National Assembly after his predecessor resigned amid an ongoing anti-corruption campaign that has shaken the political establishment.

Vietnam’s National Assembly Approves New Chair, President Expected Soon

Vietnam’s National Assembly Approves New Chair, President Expected Soon

By Sebastian Strangio
The Vietnamese legislature is also expected to approve the elevation of To Lam, the powerful public security minister, to the presidency.

What’s Behind Vietnam’s Political Upheaval?

What’s Behind Vietnam’s Political Upheaval?

Nguyen Khac Giang discusses the major blood-letting at the upper echelons of the Vietnamese government and ruling Communist Party.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Russia’s Putin Could Visit Vietnam This Month, Reports Claim

Russia’s Putin Could Visit Vietnam This Month, Reports Claim

By Sebastian Strangio
The Russian leader could include a stop in Hanoi on his upcoming state visit to China.

Vietnam Arrests Another Senior Figure in Anti-Corruption Drive

Vietnam Arrests Another Senior Figure in Anti-Corruption Drive

By Sebastian Strangio
The anti-graft campaign continues to intensify as the Communist Party begins preparations for its next Congress in early 2026.
Vietnam’s Parliament Accepts Chair’s Resignation, Announces Interim Replacement

Vietnam’s Parliament Accepts Chair’s Resignation, Announces Interim Replacement

By Sebastian Strangio
Recent resignations have left two of Vietnam's top leadership positions, and five of the 18 seats on the Communist Party's Politburo, vacant.

Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Assistant to National Assembly Chairman

Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Assistant to National Assembly Chairman

By Sebastian Strangio
Coming amid rumors of further political shake-ups, the arrest casts a shadow over the political future of Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

Putin Visit on the Agenda After Invitation From Vietnam Party Chief

Putin Visit on the Agenda After Invitation From Vietnam Party Chief

By Sebastian Strangio
Over the past two years, Hanoi has hosted the leaders of five of its seven "comprehensive strategic partners." Russia's leader could be next.

Vietnam’s Parliament Accepts President’s Resignation, Successor Remains Unclear

Vietnam’s Parliament Accepts President’s Resignation, Successor Remains Unclear

By Sebastian Strangio
Vo Van Thuong resignation comes barely a year after his appointment to the largely ceremonial post.
Vietnamese Parliament to Discuss ‘Personnel Issues’ This Week, Report Says

Vietnamese Parliament to Discuss ‘Personnel Issues’ This Week, Report Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The news has added fuel to rumors about the resignation of President Vo Van Thuong, following the cancellation of a visit by the Dutch royal family.

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