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The Myth of Doi Moi in Vietnam
January 31, 2023

The Myth of Doi Moi in Vietnam

By David Hutt
The country's people have flourished not because of the Communist Party of Vietnam, but in spite of it.

Vietnam’s Legislature Accepts President’s Resignation, Names Interim Replacement
January 19, 2023

Vietnam’s Legislature Accepts President’s Resignation, Names Interim Replacement

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Assembly will reportedly choose Nguyen Xuan Phuc's permanent replacement at its next meeting in May.
Could Vietnam’s President Be the Next Senior Official to Fall?
January 17, 2023

Could Vietnam’s President Be the Next Senior Official to Fall?

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's National Assembly will reportedly hold a meeting tomorrow that could result in the removal of more high-level officials.

A New Era of Turbulence and Uncertainty in Vietnamese Politics
January 04, 2023

A New Era of Turbulence and Uncertainty in Vietnamese Politics

By Hai Hong Nguyen
The removal of a sitting Politburo member hints at more profound changes at the top echelons of the party-state.

Vietnamese Communist Party Removes Former FM From Politburo
January 03, 2023

Vietnamese Communist Party Removes Former FM From Politburo

By Sebastian Strangio
Pham Binh Minh's removal came amid a crackdown on a wide-ranging corruption scandal involving COVID-19 repatriation flights.

Vietnam Purges Foreign Ministry in Response to COVID-19 Repatriation Scandal
December 23, 2022

Vietnam Purges Foreign Ministry in Response to COVID-19 Repatriation Scandal

By Sebastian Strangio
Dozens of officials are accused of extracting extortionate fees from Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Vietnamese Communist Party’s Moral Vanguardism
October 26, 2022

The Vietnamese Communist Party’s Moral Vanguardism

By David Hutt
The Party's “morality campaign" has played a more important role in its thinking than the parallel and higher-profile anti-graft drive.
Vietnam’s Communist Party Dumps Officials Over COVID-19 Test-Kit Scam
June 07, 2022

Vietnam’s Communist Party Dumps Officials Over COVID-19 Test-Kit Scam

By Sebastian Strangio
The pair were linked to a $172 million scandal in which officials were bribed to supply hospitals with vastly overpriced test kits.

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.

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.

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.
Vietnam’s Antigraft Campaign Snares Another High-Ranking Victim
September 07, 2020

Vietnam’s Antigraft Campaign Snares Another High-Ranking Victim

By Sebastian Strangio
But there is more to the country’s long-running anticorruption purge than meets the eye.

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