January 06, 2023
Explaining the Extreme Paranoia of the Communist Party of Vietnam
By Bill Hayton
The censorship of an article by a small Middle Eastern think tank offers insights into the party's greatest sensitivities.
February 09, 2022
Why Won’t Vietnam Teach the History of the Sino-Vietnamese War?
By Travis Vincent
Vietnam is reluctant to include the 1979 conflict in history textbooks, continuing a decades-long silence.
May 21, 2021
Ahead of Vietnam’s One-Party Elections, the State Punishes Online Calls for Democracy
By Tessa Weal
To secure its monopoly on power, the Communist Party bends the rules, bans the competition, and dominates the digital landscape.
July 01, 2020
Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet on Speaking Out in Vietnam
By Catherine Putz
How speaking out fits into Vietnam’s political system and the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
December 11, 2019
Vietnam’s Internet Control: Following in China’s Footsteps?
By Justin Sherman
Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law suggests that the government is attempting to follow China’s model of internet control.
November 29, 2018
Anti-Intellectualism in Vietnam: The Case of Professor Chu Hao
By Cu Huy Ha Vu
Professor Chu Hao's fate is revealing of the Communist Party's priorities in Vietnam.
July 07, 2013
Vietnam Censors Give Songwriter Ngoc Dai “Free Advertising”
After censors try to warn listeners away from his “vulgar” album, interest soars.
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