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Nguyen Phu Trong

Why Vietnam’s Escalating Anti-Corruption Campaign Might Backfire

Why Vietnam’s Escalating Anti-Corruption Campaign Might Backfire

By Mai Truong
By drawing public attention to high-level graft, the "blazing furnace" campaign could inadvertently prompt more searching questions about the nature of communist rule.

Is Vietnam Entering Uncharted Waters?

Is Vietnam Entering Uncharted Waters?

By Carl Thayer
The recent prolonged absence of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong raised the question of how the Communist Party might deal with a leader's incapacitation or death.
Indonesian President Discusses Maritime Tensions, Economy on Vietnam Trip

Indonesian President Discusses Maritime Tensions, Economy on Vietnam Trip

By Sebastian Strangio
President Joko Widodo's state visit came in the middle of a Southeast Asian tour that also involved stops in the Philippines and Brunei.

Nguyen Phu Trong Would Find An Ally In Dickens

Nguyen Phu Trong Would Find An Ally In Dickens

By David Hutt
The political vision of the Communist Party chief is built on a bedrock of Victorian moralism.

Vietnam and China Announce Major Upgrade in Relations During Xi Visit

Vietnam and China Announce Major Upgrade in Relations During Xi Visit

By Khang Vu
Hanoi's decision to join Beijing's "community of common destiny" is consistent with the country's longstanding policy of assurance toward its northern neighbor.

Vietnam Communist Party Chief Vows to Hasten Anti-Graft Campaign

Vietnam Communist Party Chief Vows to Hasten Anti-Graft Campaign

By Sebastian Strangio
Nguyen Phu Thong's pledge came after last week's revelation of a gargantuan $12.5 billion financial scandal involving a Ho Chi Minh City-based real estate firm.

How Far the Rot of Corruption Has Spread In Vietnam 

How Far the Rot of Corruption Has Spread In Vietnam 

By David Hutt
Nguyen Phu Trong believes he can purge and purify the Communist Party. But what if corruption is not a quirk of the system, but its essence?
Overcoming Differences, Looking to the Future: The Next Step for the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership 

Overcoming Differences, Looking to the Future: The Next Step for the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership 

By Khang Vu
Despite the significant upgrade to its relationship with the United States, China will continue to loom large in Vietnam's calculations.

Biden Says US Outreach to Vietnam is About Providing Global Stability, Not Containing China

Biden Says US Outreach to Vietnam is About Providing Global Stability, Not Containing China

By Josh Boak and Aamer Madhani
During his visit to Hanoi, Biden and his hosts upgraded their relationship to the level of a comprehensive strategic partnership.

Why Biden’s Visit to Vietnam Is a Triumph for the US

Why Biden’s Visit to Vietnam Is a Triumph for the US

By Hai Hong Nguyen
Like his Democratic predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Biden will preside over a significant upgrade in relations with Vietnam.

Is Vietnam’s Economic Blip a Blessing in Disguise?

Is Vietnam’s Economic Blip a Blessing in Disguise?

By David Hutt
The current stagnation could shock the ruling Communist Party into putting economic policy back into sensible hands.
Is a US-Vietnam Strategic Partnership Likely to Happen Soon?

Is a US-Vietnam Strategic Partnership Likely to Happen Soon?

By Huynh Tam Sang and Vo Thi Thuy An
Despite auspicious diplomatic recent developments, an upgrade of the bilateral relationship remains unlikely, at least for now.

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