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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.
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.

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