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COVID-19 Turned Vietnam’s State-Run Union’s Greatest Weakness Into Its Biggest Strength
July 29, 2021

COVID-19 Turned Vietnam’s State-Run Union’s Greatest Weakness Into Its Biggest Strength

By Joe Buckley
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor may be unable to fight for workers' rights, but it is well-placed to help them amid the COVID-19 crisis.

In Vietnam, Civil Society Is Picking up the Slack Where Authorities Struggle
July 28, 2021

In Vietnam, Civil Society Is Picking up the Slack Where Authorities Struggle

By Luke Hunt
Ho Chi Minh City residents say self-help is key to surviving the pandemic.
Bittersweet: Vietnam’s Mixed Progress on E-Government During COVID-19
July 16, 2021

Bittersweet: Vietnam’s Mixed Progress on E-Government During COVID-19

By Truong Thuy Quynh and Pham Thi Thuy Duong
Despite notable progress in providing digital services, there are still major challenges in accessing these tools in practice.

What Explains Vietnam’s Current COVID-19 Struggles?
June 15, 2021

What Explains Vietnam’s Current COVID-19 Struggles?

By Zachary Abuza
Once considered the gold standard for COVID-19 response, Vietnam is now battling rising infections and a glacial vaccine rollout.

COVID-19 Worries Return to Vietnam
May 13, 2021

COVID-19 Worries Return to Vietnam

By Hugh Bohane
Amidst a spike in new cases, the country is tightening restrictions in the hopes of repeating its 2020 successes against the virus.

Vietnam’s War Against COVID-19
October 19, 2020

Vietnam’s War Against COVID-19

By Maya Nguyen
Vietnam's campaign against COVID-19 is infused with military imagery, playing into existing strands of national identity.

How COVID-19 Complicates Vietnam’s South China Sea Efforts
August 07, 2020

How COVID-19 Complicates Vietnam’s South China Sea Efforts

By Du Nhat Dang
Vietnam's big year as the rotating chair of ASEAN has been disrupted, necessitating an alternative strategy.
Vietnam’s COVID-19 Success Is a Double-Edged Sword for the Communist Party
August 06, 2020

Vietnam’s COVID-19 Success Is a Double-Edged Sword for the Communist Party

By Mai Truong
The success of its COVID-19 strategy has, so far, increased trust in the Vietnamese government, but it could create demand for transparency in other political issues in the future.

Inside the Epicenter of Vietnam’s COVID-19 Resurgence
August 05, 2020

Inside the Epicenter of Vietnam’s COVID-19 Resurgence

By Hugh Bohane
In Da Nang, residents broadly welcome the Vietnamese government's aggressive response to the shocking resurgence of COVID-19.

In Vietnam, an Ancient Town Struggles With a New COVID-19 Outbreak
July 31, 2020

In Vietnam, an Ancient Town Struggles With a New COVID-19 Outbreak

By Pham Thi Thuy Duong
Even before the outbreak in Da Nang, Hoi An’s people were devastated by the loss of tourists. Now the slight hope of economic recovery has been dashed.

After 99 Days of Success, Virus Returns to Haunt Vietnam
July 30, 2020

After 99 Days of Success, Virus Returns to Haunt Vietnam

By Associated Press
The outbreak began last Thursday in Da Nang and the authorities haven’t figured out yet exactly how the virus crept back into the country.
Vietnam’s Next Wave of COVID-19 Has Arrived
July 27, 2020

Vietnam’s Next Wave of COVID-19 Has Arrived

By Phuong Pham
Community transmission has made a comeback, but Vietnam is ready.

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