August 03, 2017
Vietnam Kidnaps Corruption Suspect in Berlin
By Anton Tsvetov
Domestic politics flared up into an international dispute between Vietnam and Germany.
January 25, 2017
The Resurgence of China-Vietnam Ties
By Nguyen Minh Quang
A visit to Beijing by Vietnam's Communist Party chief underscored a major shift in Sino-Vietnamese bilateral relations.
December 23, 2016
The Fault Lines in Vietnam's Next Political Struggle
By Zachary Abuza
Infighting ahead of the next mid-term Congress is already visible.
May 26, 2016
Why Obama Blinked on Rights in Vietnam
By Shawn W. Crispin
The administration has rewarded one the region's least democratic regimes without much progress on rights to show for it.
April 30, 2016
Vietnam's Political Transition: Economic Implications
By Jack Wagner
With the business-friendly PM Nguyen Tan Dung out of office, what's next for Vietnam's economy?
March 25, 2016
The Truth About ‘Democracy’ in Vietnam Today
By Shawn W. Crispin
Contrary to some accounts, democracy exists in name only in the country ahead of upcoming legislative polls.
January 30, 2016
Vietnam’s Economic Reforms to Continue Under New Leadership
By Adam Schwarz
Re-elected General Secretary Trong has no intention of slowing down economic reforms.
January 29, 2016
Vietnam Should Abandon Non-Alignment Now
By Nhung Bui
The outcome of the recent Party Congress provides Hanoi with the opportunity to rethink its foreign policy.
January 28, 2016
Vietnam’s Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong Keeps His Post
By Shannon Tiezzi
After rumors of an intense leadership struggle, Vietnam's top leader will retain his post.
January 16, 2016
Who Will Lead Vietnam?
By Alexander L. Vuving
The country faces a particularly difficult choice.
January 14, 2016
Vietnam’s Leadership Succession Struggle
By Jonathan D. London
A pressure-packed political succession has entered its final stages.
December 06, 2015
For the US and Vietnam, a Moral and Strategic Imperative
By Zach Przystup
With some "diplomatic insight and political vision" the US could write a new future with Vietnam.