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The Fallout From Vietnam’s Communist Party Congress
February 02, 2021

The Fallout From Vietnam’s Communist Party Congress

By Zachary Abuza
The outcome reflects a considerable degree of caution, and a desire to balance the party's internal factions.

Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief Reelected to Third Term
February 01, 2021

Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief Reelected to Third Term

By Sebastian Strangio
The reappointment of Nguyen Phu Trong elevates the austere communist chief into the Party's upper ranks.
Vietnam Leadership Transition Will Not Loosen the Party’s Grip
January 22, 2021

Vietnam Leadership Transition Will Not Loosen the Party’s Grip

By Huong Nguyen
The past five years have seen a sharp increase in both the number of arrests of dissidents, and the severity of the sentences imposed on them.

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 Party Conclave Readies Key Personnel Appointments
December 15, 2020

Vietnam Party Conclave Readies Key Personnel Appointments

By Sebastian Strangio
This week's plenum will ponder the key personnel appointments that will be announced at next month's National Congress.

Vietnam’s Balancing Act Between Biden and Trump
December 10, 2020

Vietnam’s Balancing Act Between Biden and Trump

By Du Nhat Dang
Hanoi has had to tread carefully during a fraught period of transition in Washington.
Will Vietnam Follow China’s Model for Digital Dictatorship?
June 22, 2019

Will Vietnam Follow China’s Model for Digital Dictatorship?

By Trien Vinh Le
The US-China trade war may make Hanoi rethink its interest in promoting technology for both economic growth and political control.

Repression Rising in Vietnam
June 22, 2018

Repression Rising in Vietnam

By David Hutt
The ruling party continues to adopt a tougher approach to dissent internally even in cases involving its important external partners.

Vietnam’s Seventh Plenum: What to Watch
May 01, 2018

Vietnam’s Seventh Plenum: What to Watch

By David Hutt
Some key items to look for at a significant upcoming political event.

The Truth About Vietnam’s New Military Cyber Unit
January 10, 2018

The Truth About Vietnam’s New Military Cyber Unit

By Nguyen The Phuong
Task Force 47 needs to be understood as part of the regime’s broader cyber challenges and the limited options it perceives that it has.
What’s Really Behind Vietnam’s Abduction in Germany?
August 11, 2017

What’s Really Behind Vietnam’s Abduction in Germany?

By Zachary Abuza
A closer look at a recent episode and what it says about the country's politics.

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