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Why Is Vietnam Becoming A Police State?

Why Is Vietnam Becoming A Police State?

By David Hutt
After years of focusing narrowly on economic growth, the Communist Party is seeking a different – and sharper-edged – form of legitimacy.

Vietnam’s Security Concerns About the Funan Techo Canal Project Are Misplaced

Vietnam’s Security Concerns About the Funan Techo Canal Project Are Misplaced

By Sokvy Rim
There are a number of potential concerns with the Cambodian government's plans for an inland waterway, but security isn't one of them.
Why Vietnam Agreed to Supply the Philippines with Rice For Five Years

Why Vietnam Agreed to Supply the Philippines with Rice For Five Years

By James Guild
The arrangement is an encouraging example of Southeast Asian solidarity and regional self-sufficiency.

Intel Backs Out of Planned Vietnam Chip Expansion, Report Claims

Intel Backs Out of Planned Vietnam Chip Expansion, Report Claims

By Sebastian Strangio
According to a Reuters report, the company expressed concerns about the country's excessive bureaucracy and unstable power supply.

Is Vietnam Ready to Build Mega-Airport Projects?

Is Vietnam Ready to Build Mega-Airport Projects?

By James Guild
Despite its delays, the multibillion-dollar Long Thanh International Airport project could mark a shift in how Vietnamese state firms build vital infrastructure.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

US Chipmakers March South as Vietnam Subsidizes Its Tech Future

US Chipmakers March South as Vietnam Subsidizes Its Tech Future

By Arrian Ebrahimi
Just as Vietnam comes into its unique role in China-U.S. relations, Hanoi’s policymakers are trying to find their niche in the global semiconductor industry.

Is Vietnam’s Economic Blip a Blessing in Disguise?

Is Vietnam’s Economic Blip a Blessing in Disguise?

By David Hutt
The current stagnation could shock the ruling Communist Party into putting economic policy back into sensible hands.
Vietnam, Israel Conclude Negotiations for Free Trade Pact

Vietnam, Israel Conclude Negotiations for Free Trade Pact

By Sebastian Strangio
The agreement, which will be signed later this year, coincides with the 30th anniversary of relations between the two countries.

Why Vietnam’s State-Owned Electric Utility EVN is in Financial Trouble

Why Vietnam’s State-Owned Electric Utility EVN is in Financial Trouble

By James Guild
According to recent reports, the utility is posting huge losses and may run out of cash as early as May.

The Myth of Doi Moi in Vietnam

The Myth of Doi Moi in Vietnam

By David Hutt
The country's people have flourished not because of the Communist Party of Vietnam, but in spite of it.

What is Slowing Down Vietnam’s Transport Infrastructure Projects?

What is Slowing Down Vietnam’s Transport Infrastructure Projects?

By James Guild
Among other things, the country's land acquisition procedures are creaky, opaque, and difficult to appeal.
Vietnam Calls on Fuel Trading Firms to Relieve Shortages

Vietnam Calls on Fuel Trading Firms to Relieve Shortages

By Sebastian Strangio
Over recent weeks, shortages have forced petrol stations across the country to close or restrict sales.

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