Australia might become the first Western "comprehensive strategic partner" of Vietnam, (the 5th, after the recent upgrade with South Korea). In this piece for Asialink, I explain how Canberra can work towards such a goal. Read more at: https://asialink.unimelb.edu.au/insights/embracing-vietnams-vision-of-strategic-trust
I'm pleased to share my new research paper on the self-evolution of the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) on Contemporary Southeast Asia, April 2022 issue. Please read more in the link below, or in the file attached. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/855243 2022.-contemporary-sea_from-periphery-to-centreDownload
My analysis on the Diplomat, can be read via the link here: https://thediplomat.com/2021/01/vietnams-13th-congress-institutional-resilience-or-institutional-decay/ A short summary: I argue that the main focus of this month’s Congress is not only about who would be the next leaders, but also about how the VCP – and General Secretary Trong himself – solves two pressing contradictions of its … Continue reading Vietnam’s 13th Congress: Institutional Resilience or Institutional Decay?
Bài mới của mình trên tờ Mekong Review (https://mekongreview.com/), một quarterly journal do Minh Bui Jones, founder của tờ the Diplomat sáng lập, với hy vọng tạo thành một kiểu New Yorker của Đông Nam Á. Các bạn ở Hà Nội có thể tìm đọc tờ báo in bán tại Tadioto, 25 Tông Đản. Mình … Continue reading Thirty years of change
As Vietnam suffers its worst drought in nearly a century and Cambodia faces a water shortage that could jeopardise the livelihoods of 1.5 million people, debates have been reignited over the mega dams built along the Mekong. Once referred to as ‘one of the world’s last great stretches of undammed river‘, the Mekong could well … Continue reading New rule-based order needed to save the Mekong