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Why Vietnam’s Escalating Anti-Corruption Campaign Might Backfire

Why Vietnam’s Escalating Anti-Corruption Campaign Might Backfire

By Mai Truong
By drawing public attention to high-level graft, the "blazing furnace" campaign could inadvertently prompt more searching questions about the nature of communist rule.

Nguyen Phu Trong Would Find An Ally In Dickens

Nguyen Phu Trong Would Find An Ally In Dickens

By David Hutt
The political vision of the Communist Party chief is built on a bedrock of Victorian moralism.
Vietnam in a Styrofoam Box: A Tale of Corruption and Concealment

Vietnam in a Styrofoam Box: A Tale of Corruption and Concealment

By Buu Nguyen
The boxes, which were allegedly used in recent grand-scale corruption cases, have become a symbol of the country's rampant graft problem.

Vietnam Communist Party Chief Vows to Hasten Anti-Graft Campaign

Vietnam Communist Party Chief Vows to Hasten Anti-Graft Campaign

By Sebastian Strangio
Nguyen Phu Thong's pledge came after last week's revelation of a gargantuan $12.5 billion financial scandal involving a Ho Chi Minh City-based real estate firm.

How Far the Rot of Corruption Has Spread In Vietnam 

How Far the Rot of Corruption Has Spread In Vietnam 

By David Hutt
Nguyen Phu Trong believes he can purge and purify the Communist Party. But what if corruption is not a quirk of the system, but its essence?

Vietnam Imprisons 54 Officials Over COVID-19 Flights Graft Case

Vietnam Imprisons 54 Officials Over COVID-19 Flights Graft Case

By Sebastian Strangio
Among the most prominent officials were high-ranking members of the ministries of foreign affairs, public health, and public security.

Vietnam Set to Prosecute 54 Officials Over Repatriation Flight Scandal

Vietnam Set to Prosecute 54 Officials Over Repatriation Flight Scandal

By Sebastian Strangio
Among those accused of giving or soliciting bribes are former high-ranking members of the government, party, and security apparatus.
Mythbusting Vietnam’s Recent Leadership Change

Mythbusting Vietnam’s Recent Leadership Change

By Carl Thayer
Four major assumptions commonly made by analysts need to be challenged.

Vietnam’s Political Shake-up

Vietnam’s Political Shake-up

Linh Nguyen, Hai Hong Nguyen, and Zachary Abuza discuss the anti-corruption purges, Vietnam's new president, and the country's political outlook.

Vietnam’s National Assembly Set to Confirm New President

Vietnam’s National Assembly Set to Confirm New President

By Sebastian Strangio
The reported candidate is Vo Van Thuong, the youngest member on the Communist Party's Politburo.

Vietnam’s Anti-Corruption Drive Can Never Go Far Enough

Vietnam’s Anti-Corruption Drive Can Never Go Far Enough

By David Hutt
In centralizing power to fight graft, Nguyen Phu Trong has created a system in which corruption has an even greater chance of flourishing once he’s gone.
Could Vietnam’s President Be the Next Senior Official to Fall?

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.

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