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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 14, 2017
Doi Moi II: Rule of Law and State Legitimacy in Vietnam
By Le Vinh Trien and Kris Hartley
“Vietnam has the opportunity to define a next-generation model of liberalized development.”
May 26, 2016
Obama in Vietnam, Modi in Iran: Geopolitical Consequences
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss two recent bilateral summits of note in the Asia-Pacific.
March 25, 2016
The Truth About ‘Democracy’ in Vietnam Today
By Shawn W. Crispin
Contrary to some accounts, democracy exists in name only in the country ahead of upcoming legislative polls.