Vietnam’s Conservatives Purge Former PM Dung’s Allies

Going into the Vietnam Communist Party's 12th Congress in January last year, outsiders could perceive an epic contest between reformers and conservatives. The conservatives labeled the reformers as “opportunists” and often they were right. The reformers laughe... Read More...
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Vietnam, US Agree to Dance, if Not to Boogie

A wave of euphoria – there is no lesser word for it – swept over Vietnam last week, triggered by a collective perception that, yes, Hanoi and Washington have truly buried the hatchet, some 40 years after Peop... Read More...
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40 Years After US Exit From Saigon

As Vietnam and the US mark the 40th anniversary of the end of their bitter war on April 30, it’s surprising how far the two countries have come in normalizing relations. To be sure, there are still areas where ties could be deepened, particularly in military... Read More...