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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.
Is Vietnam Creeping Into a Succession Crisis?
April 20, 2019

Is Vietnam Creeping Into a Succession Crisis?

By Nguyen Khac Giang
Health rumors aside, the big question remains who will follow in Nguyen Phu Trong’s footsteps.

Is Vietnam Going the Way of China?
February 22, 2018

Is Vietnam Going the Way of China?

By Nguyen Khac Giang
The Communist Party of Vietnam seems, in some ways, to be following the path laid down by Beijing.

Vietnam: The Curious Fall of a Communist Leader
May 16, 2017

Vietnam: The Curious Fall of a Communist Leader

By Bennett Murray and Bac Pham
Questions have arisen about the anti-corruption campaign that saw the first firing of a Politburo member in 21 years.

Will the Environment Be the Vietnam Government’s Downfall?
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.

The Fault Lines in Vietnam's Next Political Struggle
December 23, 2016

The Fault Lines in Vietnam's Next Political Struggle

By Zachary Abuza
Infighting ahead of the next mid-term Congress is already visible.
Fishery Disaster Tests Mettle of Vietnam's New Government
May 04, 2016

Fishery Disaster Tests Mettle of Vietnam's New Government

By Shawn W. Crispin
The country's newly appointed premier is dealing with one of its worst ever toxic spills.

Interview: Vietnam's 'Other' Political Party
April 08, 2016

Interview: Vietnam's 'Other' Political Party

By Shawn W. Crispin
The Diplomat talks with the spokesman of Vietnam's most prominent unsanctioned political party about the country's politics.

Who Is Vietnam’s New President?
April 06, 2016

Who Is Vietnam’s New President?

By Rui Hao Puah
Tran Dai Quang has been sworn in, marking Vietnam's latest high-level political change.

Vietnam’s Corruption Problem
February 29, 2016

Vietnam’s Corruption Problem

By Dien Luong
The country struggles to fight corruption as the public is kept in the dark about officials’ wealth.

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