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In Vietnam, the Party’s Rolling Crackdown on Dissent Continues
July 23, 2021

In Vietnam, the Party’s Rolling Crackdown on Dissent Continues

By Stewart Rees
Proponents of an EU trade pact said it would nudge one-party Vietnam towards greater respect for human rights. The evidence so far points in the other direction.

Vietnam’s National Assembly Vote: A Futile Gesture
May 19, 2021

Vietnam’s National Assembly Vote: A Futile Gesture

By Mu Sochua
The May 23 election is designed to affix a rubber stamp to the Vietnamese Communist Party's monopoly on political power.
Vietnam Confirms Appointment of Security Official as Next Prime Minister
April 06, 2021

Vietnam Confirms Appointment of Security Official as Next Prime Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
The selection of a career security official suggests a continuation of the Party's hard line on corruption and dissent.

Ruling Communist Party to Set Vietnam’s Course This Week
January 26, 2021

Ruling Communist Party to Set Vietnam’s Course This Week

By Associated Press
The party is highly secretive and citizens are not even allowed to publicly discuss candidates.

Leaked Vietnamese Personnel Appointments Show Diversions From Norm
January 21, 2021

Leaked Vietnamese Personnel Appointments Show Diversions From Norm

By Sebastian Strangio
Reported appointments suggest that informal but long-held norms have been sacrificed in order to preserve party unity.

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.

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