The COVID-19 Pandemic Provided Fertile Ground for Corruption
By Catherine Putz
From Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam to Japan, the pandemic provided fertile ground for corruption from the top of health ministries to average citizens scamming the system.
Vietnam Lost Public Buy-in. Its COVID-19 Struggles Followed.
By Le Vinh Trien and Kris Hartley
Collaborative governance and facilitative leadership will help Vietnam win its battle against COVID-19.
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.