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Vietnam Leadership Transition Will Not Loosen the Party’s Grip
January 22, 2021

Vietnam Leadership Transition Will Not Loosen the Party’s Grip

By Huong Nguyen
The past five years have seen a sharp increase in both the number of arrests of dissidents, and the severity of the sentences imposed on them.

Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience: ‘Like Fish Under the Blade’
January 18, 2021

Vietnam’s Prisoners of Conscience: ‘Like Fish Under the Blade’

By Judith Bergman
Leading partners including the United States and European Union can and should do more to discourage Vietnam's fierce crackdown on dissent.
Could Vietnam Really Shut Down Facebook?
November 23, 2020

Could Vietnam Really Shut Down Facebook?

By Sebastian Strangio
Reports of recent threats notwithstanding, such a move would invite massive blowback from the public.

‘Scorched Earth’: Vietnam Arrests Leading Dissident Activist and Blogger
October 08, 2020

‘Scorched Earth’: Vietnam Arrests Leading Dissident Activist and Blogger

By Sebastian Strangio
The late night arrest of the activist and writer Pham Doan Trang followed an annual human rights dialogue with U.S. officials.

Dong Tam Land Dispute Exposes Vietnam’s Rights and Democracy Challenges
April 15, 2020

Dong Tam Land Dispute Exposes Vietnam’s Rights and Democracy Challenges

By Toan Le
Though the dispute is complex, it reveals the limits of land rights and grassroots democracy in the country.

Prominent Vietnam Dissident Buddhist Monk Dies
February 26, 2020

Prominent Vietnam Dissident Buddhist Monk Dies

By Associated Press
Thich Quang Do, the public face of religious dissent in the country, died over the weekend.

Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs
July 24, 2018

Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs

By Nguyen Minh Quang
A look back at the past failures, and challenging present, of Vietnam’s huge economic gamble.
Will the Environment Be the Vietnam Government’s Downfall?
March 22, 2017

Will the Environment Be the Vietnam Government’s Downfall?

By David Hutt
Environmental protests are proving a tough challenge for the communist regime.

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