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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.

Vietnam Removes Another Top Leader as Political Blood-Letting Continues

Vietnam Removes Another Top Leader as Political Blood-Letting Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
Truong Thi Mai, the permanent member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat, is the third top leader to step down in the past two months.

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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.

Why the US Should Cooperate More Closely With Vietnam’s Public Security Ministry

Why the US Should Cooperate More Closely With Vietnam’s Public Security Ministry

By Khang Vu
Small arms procurements for internal security agencies could be a step toward more substantial purchases of U.S. hardware for Vietnam's military.
Vietnam Noodle Vendor Jailed For Mocking Security Minister

Vietnam Noodle Vendor Jailed For Mocking Security Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
Bui Tuan Lam was arrested last September after creating a video parodying the public security minister's consumption of a gold-encrusted steak.

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