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.
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.
January 05, 2021
As National Congress Approaches, Vietnam Begins Trial of Dissident Journalists
By Sebastian Strangio
Jitters are setting in as the Vietnamese Communist Party prepares for the country's paramount political event.
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.
July 30, 2020
Why Are Peaceful Human Rights Activists Still Behind Bars in Vietnam?
By Kasit Piromya
In the midst of a global pandemic, Vietnamese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Nguyen Bac Truyen, and other prisoners of conscience like him.
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.
January 16, 2020
Another Vietnam Politburo Purge?
By David Hutt
A closer look at one of the storylines developing within Vietnamese politics ahead of next year’s National Congress.
January 15, 2020
Vietnam’s Deadly Land Clash Leaves Questions Unanswered
By Duy Hoang
The recent violent land dispute spotlights serious issues that remain to be addressed.
June 26, 2019
American Sentenced to 12 Years in Prisons for Allegedly Plotting to Overthrow Vietnam’s Government
By Associated Press
Supporters say Michael Nguyen is a victim of Vietnam’s hypersensitivity toward any dissent.
June 22, 2019
Will Vietnam Follow China’s Model for Digital Dictatorship?
By Trien Vinh Le
The US-China trade war may make Hanoi rethink its interest in promoting technology for both economic growth and political control.
January 03, 2019
What Lies Ahead for Vietnam’s New Cyber Law in 2019?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
The coming into effect of the controversial legislation once again placed scrutiny on the government’s efforts in the cyber realm.
June 29, 2018
One Year After Mother Mushroom’s Imprisonment, Signs of Hope in Vietnam
By Prachi Vidwans and Joy Park
Despite rising repression, the democratic awakening of the Vietnamese people continues.