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In the Hot Seat: To Lam’s Rise to the Vietnamese Presidency

In the Hot Seat: To Lam’s Rise to the Vietnamese Presidency

By Ian Hollinger
The powerful former public security minister has been boosted into the ranks of the country's top leaders. Will the promotion come back to haunt him?

Vietnam’s Top Security Official To Lam Confirmed as President

Vietnam’s Top Security Official To Lam Confirmed as President

By David Rising
Lam was confirmed by Vietnam’s National Assembly after his predecessor resigned amid an ongoing anti-corruption campaign that has shaken the political establishment.
Vietnam’s National Assembly Approves New Chair, President Expected Soon

Vietnam’s National Assembly Approves New Chair, President Expected Soon

By Sebastian Strangio
The Vietnamese legislature is also expected to approve the elevation of To Lam, the powerful public security minister, to the presidency.

Why Is Vietnam Becoming A Police State?

Why Is Vietnam Becoming A Police State?

By David Hutt
After years of focusing narrowly on economic growth, the Communist Party is seeking a different – and sharper-edged – form of legitimacy.

What’s Behind Vietnam’s Political Upheaval?

What’s Behind Vietnam’s Political Upheaval?

Nguyen Khac Giang discusses the major blood-letting at the upper echelons of the Vietnamese government and ruling Communist Party.

Vietnam Arrests Another Senior Figure in Anti-Corruption Drive

Vietnam Arrests Another Senior Figure in Anti-Corruption Drive

By Sebastian Strangio
The anti-graft campaign continues to intensify as the Communist Party begins preparations for its next Congress in early 2026.

Vietnam’s Parliament Accepts Chair’s Resignation, Announces Interim Replacement

Vietnam’s Parliament Accepts Chair’s Resignation, Announces Interim Replacement

By Sebastian Strangio
Recent resignations have left two of Vietnam's top leadership positions, and five of the 18 seats on the Communist Party's Politburo, vacant.
With Latest Resignations, Vietnam’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Intensifies

With Latest Resignations, Vietnam’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Intensifies

By Huynh Tam Sang
The country's corruption crackdown, which has led to the exit of two senior leaders in recent weeks, reflects an alarming escalation of cronyism and party infighting.

Head of Vietnam’s Parliament Resigns Amid Corruption Probe

Head of Vietnam’s Parliament Resigns Amid Corruption Probe

By Associated Press
The resignation of National Assembly Chair Vuong Dinh Hue adds to growing perceptions of instability in the country.

With Landmark Corruption Trial, Vietnam’s Communist Party Flexes Its Muscles

With Landmark Corruption Trial, Vietnam’s Communist Party Flexes Its Muscles

By Mai Truong
The highly-publicized nature of the Van Thinh Phat trial is a possible sign of further political turbulence at the upper echelons of Vietnamese politics.

Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Assistant to National Assembly Chairman

Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Assistant to National Assembly Chairman

By Sebastian Strangio
Coming amid rumors of further political shake-ups, the arrest casts a shadow over the political future of Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.
Vietnam’s Parliament Accepts President’s Resignation, Successor Remains Unclear

Vietnam’s Parliament Accepts President’s Resignation, Successor Remains Unclear

By Sebastian Strangio
Vo Van Thuong resignation comes barely a year after his appointment to the largely ceremonial post.

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