Despite Leadership Drama, Vietnam to Continue on Current Path

Despite Leadership Drama, Vietnam to Continue on Current Path

In single-party Communist Vietnam there is little in the way of political uncertainty. Decisions are made in committees behind closed doors and delivered to the public via state-controlled media, while the party portrays an image of calm, complete control. It was surprising, therefore, that the lead-up to the recently concluded 12th Party Congress featured a […]

Vietnam’s pivot to the West more a shuffle towards the centre (video)

Signing onto the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Atlanta last October and the high-level state visits of half the politburo to the United States put Vietnam in the international spotlight and, when the dust had settled, left the Southeast Asian diplomatic status quo profoundly shaken. Did this represent a decisive pivot to the West by […]