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Vietnam’s 13th Congress: Institutional Resilience or Institutional Decay?
January 07, 2021

Vietnam’s 13th Congress: Institutional Resilience or Institutional Decay?

By Nguyen Khac Giang
This month's Communist Party conclave is set to determine more than just who occupies the top positions.

Vietnam’s Coming Leadership Change
January 01, 2021

Vietnam’s Coming Leadership Change

By Huong Le Thu
Amid a pandemic and shifting geopolitical winds, Vietnam’s next leaders will be of crucial importance for the country’s future.
Three-Horse Race for Vietnam’s Next Communist Party Chief
September 14, 2020

Three-Horse Race for Vietnam’s Next Communist Party Chief

By David Hutt
As the Communist Party of Vietnam moves toward its next National Congress, the list of candidates for key posts is narrowing.

Vietnam’s Antigraft Campaign Snares Another High-Ranking Victim
September 07, 2020

Vietnam’s Antigraft Campaign Snares Another High-Ranking Victim

By Sebastian Strangio
But there is more to the country’s long-running anticorruption purge than meets the eye.

Vietnam’s COVID-19 Success Is a Double-Edged Sword for the Communist Party
August 06, 2020

Vietnam’s COVID-19 Success Is a Double-Edged Sword for the Communist Party

By Mai Truong
The success of its COVID-19 strategy has, so far, increased trust in the Vietnamese government, but it could create demand for transparency in other political issues in the future.

Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet on Speaking Out in Vietnam
July 01, 2020

Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet on Speaking Out in Vietnam

By Catherine Putz
How speaking out fits into Vietnam’s political system and the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Leveraging Vietnam’s COVID-19 Success
June 19, 2020

Leveraging Vietnam’s COVID-19 Success

By Trien Vinh Le and Huy Quynh Nguyen
Vietnam’s success in containing COVID-19 provides a chance to to use earned legitimacy as a springboard to reforms.
The Domestic Politics of Vietnam’s Coronavirus Fight
April 24, 2020

The Domestic Politics of Vietnam’s Coronavirus Fight

By Viet Phuong Nguyen
The particularities of domestic politics in Vietnam have led to surprisingly effective pandemic responses from the government and its people.

Vietnam’s Communist Party Finds a Silver Lining in COVID-19
March 28, 2020

Vietnam’s Communist Party Finds a Silver Lining in COVID-19

By Mai Truong
The coronavirus outbreak provides a unique opportunity for the Communist Party of Vietnam to strengthen its legitimacy.

Another Vietnam Politburo Purge?
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.

Is Vietnam’s Trong Still Going Strong?
September 27, 2019

Is Vietnam’s Trong Still Going Strong?

By David Hutt
The state of the president and communist party chief’s health could have major implications for Vietnamese politics.
Why Is Repression Rising in Vietnam?
June 28, 2019

Why Is Repression Rising in Vietnam?

By David Hutt
A deeper look at a worsening trend.

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