November 01, 2019
What Does ASEAN’s Evolving Approach to the South China Sea Issue Mean for Vietnam?
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Though the regional grouping continues to have difficulties on the issue, it nonetheless remains important to Hanoi’s calculations.
October 22, 2019
South China Sea: The Disputes and Southeast Asia’s Culture of International Law
By Pham Ngoc Minh Trang
Disputes in the South China Sea are not as complicated as they may seem.
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.
September 26, 2019
Victims Left Behind in US Agent Orange Cleanup Efforts
By Sonya Schoenberger
Vietnamese victims have yet to receive compensation – and many live in desperate poverty.
September 20, 2019
After a China-Vietnam Standoff, Expect a Turn to the US
By Christopher Sharman
Coercive Chinese tactics to settle South China Sea disputes serve as a catalyst for enhanced Vietnam-U.S. security cooperation.
September 05, 2019
Is Southeast Asia Winning the US-China Trade War? Not So Fast
By Alec Lei
If the U.S.-China trade war continues or worsens ASEAN countries will also experience a bumpy ride.
August 31, 2019
Middle Powers, Joining Together: The Case of Vietnam and Australia
By Le Dinh Tinh and Hoang Long
Middles powers need each other more, not less, as great power competition roils the Asia-Pacific.
August 28, 2019
China’s Dominance on Display in the South China Sea
By Trinh Le
Beijing’s repeated provocative actions in the South China Sea leaves the region worse off.
August 16, 2019
The Next Battleground in Trump’s Trade War: Vietnam
By Alexander Hitch
Vietnam is likely the Trump administration’s next trade target. But the calculus differs in key ways from China.
July 19, 2019
New EU-Vietnam Economic Deal: Who Wins and Who Loses?
By Luke Hunt
The deal reveals Hanoi’s diplomatic acumen at negotiating past tensions relative to some of the other key Asian states in a similar environment.
May 24, 2019
How Vietnam Plans to Prevent Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
By Sampa Kundu
IUU fishing is a pervasive problem in Southeast Asia.
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.