Mythbusting Vietnam’s recent leadership change
Four major assumptions commonly made by analysts need to be challenged.
The analytical obsession with ‘Factions’ in vietnamese politics
There is little evidence that the country’s political landscape is divided into “pro-Chinese” and “pro-American” camps.
Vietnam names first female permanent member of Communist Party’s Secretariat
Head of the organization commission of the Communist Party’s Central Committee Truong Thi Mai has become the permanent member of the Secretariat, replacing Vo Van Thuong after he became Vietnam’s president. Mai, 65, was appointed into the new position by…
Vo Van Thuong nominated as Vietnam’s next president
The Standing Committee of the legislative National Assembly (NA) introduced Vo Van Thuong, the standing member of the Communist Party’s Secretariat, as Vietnam’s presidential candidate.
Vietnam parliament elects new president Vo Van Thuong
The presidency is largely ceremonial but is among four top positions in Vietnam, where the Communist Party holds power.
Vietnam’s national assembly set to confirm new president
The reported candidate is Vo Van Thuong, the youngest member on the Communist Party’s Politburo.
What recent changes at the top mean for Vietnam
Don’t expect major shifts in economic or foreign policy. The key challenge is a nest of structural obstacles at home.
Is the Communist Party of Vietnam set to establish a ‘core leadership’ position ?
The consolidation of power under communist party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has some striking parallels to past patterns in Chinese politics.
Vietnam sees a shared future more with China than US
Nguyen Phu Trong’s anti-corruption purge means Vietnam is moving in a more ideological and less pro-Western direction.
Why Vietnam’s political shake-up will not affect its foreign policy
Two structural constraints, one international and one domestic, ensure a high degree of continuity in Hanoi’s external relations.
Anti-American propaganda in Vietnam
Despite growing cooperation with Washington, an anti-U.S. streak runs deep among communist leaders and the general public alike.
Vietnam politics : power shift as president Nguyen Xuan Phuc quits
Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has announced he is stepping down, sparking a potential power shift among the communist-ruled country’s leaders.
‘Blazing furnace’ : Vietnamese president ousted in anti-corruption cleanout
Vietnam is in the midst of an unprecedented political shake-up after President Nguyen Xuan Phuc became the biggest scalp of an anti-corruption drive that has swept up hundreds of officials from the ruling Communist Party.
China and Vietnam have a shared future, President Xi Jinping says in Lunar New Year note to fellow communist leader
Xi Jinping, who is also chief of the Chinese Communist Party, has greeted Vietnamese party counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong ahead of the Lunar New Year. Pledge to deepen ‘comrades and brothers’ relationship comes as China’s ties with the West, especially…
Explaining the extreme paranoia of the Communist Party of Vietnam
The censorship of an article by a small Middle Eastern think tank offers insights into the party’s greatest sensitivities.
Vietnam removes two deputy PMs amid anti-corruption campaign
Stripping the two men of their positions comes as Vietnam’s Communist Party intensifies fight against corruption.
Vietnam’s approach to China : bamboo diplomacy with neo-tributary characteristics
Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong’s recent visit to Beijing was meant to assure China, but didn’t signal any change in Hanoi’s basic approach toward its northern neighbor.
Does ideology matter in Vietnam’s foreign policy ?
In matters of national security and national interests, Vietnamese leaders are pragmatists.
China-Vietnam in warm, new communist embrace
Vietnamese leader Trong’s visit to Beijing put cooperation ahead of conflict and sent a clear signal to democracy-promoting US
Xi Jinping rolls out the red carpet for Vietnam’s communist party chief
The elaborate ceremonials of Nguyen Phu Trong’s state visit are a reminder of the alternating attraction and resistance that underpin Sino-Vietnamese relations.
Vietnam’s communist party chief to visit China next week
Nguyen Phu Trong will become the first foreign leader to meet with Xi Jinping since he won a precedent-breaking third term as party head.
Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong to visit China
Vietnam’s Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong will visit China from October 30 to November 2, per an invitation by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
What can Vietnam learn from South Korea’s style of ‘Mixed Governance’?
South Korea’s socio-economic achievements demonstrate the need for a strong state regardless of the institutional system.
Strikes and Communist Party manoeuvres point to rising class struggle in Vietnam
A wave of class struggle, rising all over the world, is approaching Vietnam. Under increasing financial pressure, sections of the Vietnamese working class have engaged in furious wildcat struggles.
Why Vietnam doesn’t squeeze its super-rich tycoons
Unlike China’s crackdown on entrepreneurs, Vietnam’s Communist Party allows private tycoons to accumulate wealth in relative peace.
Vietnam’s ecological leninism
The country’s ruling Communist Party is committed to environmental action – but only under its own leadership.