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.
June 22, 2018
Repression Rising in Vietnam
By David Hutt
The ruling party continues to adopt a tougher approach to dissent internally even in cases involving its important external partners.
April 17, 2017
Vietnam's Quiet Human Rights Crisis
By Bennett Murray
A dearth of coverage, competing global interests, and an omnipresent police state render violations largely unnoticed.
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.
August 12, 2016
Vietnam's Growing Protest Culture
By Arthur Beaufort
Vietnam's population is increasingly vocal about economic, political, and social issues, to the government's dismay.
May 24, 2016
Obama's Warm Welcome in Vietnam
By Huong Le
Vietnamese people greet Obama with a frenzy, but the change they seek remains far-reached.
May 23, 2016
Vietnam’s New Environmental Politics: A Fish out of Water?
By Jason Morris-Jung
Are Vietnam's recent protests really about the environment, or are there deeper issues at play?
May 18, 2016
Amid Protests, Vietnamese Look to Obama's Visit
By Duyen Bui
Vietnam's people hope Obama will voice support for their calls to remedy an environmental disaster.
May 12, 2016
Vietnam’s New Leadership Tested by Environment Protests
By Gary Sands
The public is increasingly angry about reports of mass fish deaths.
March 25, 2016
The Truth About ‘Democracy’ in Vietnam Today
By Shawn W. Crispin
Contrary to some accounts, democracy exists in name only in the country ahead of upcoming legislative polls.
August 01, 2014
Engaging Vietnam on Human Rights
By Helen Clark
Australia and the US have very different approaches to engaging with Vietnam on its human rights record.