Vietnam’s rising repression

Clampdowns on dissent more targeted, smarter, writes Zachary Abuza.

Soccer wars in Southeast Asia

Football and nationalism in Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.

Following the leaders in Vietnam

The question of Vietnam’s future leadership is still in the balance, writes Carlyle A Thayer.

Uncle Sam and Uncle Ho

Hunter Marston argues that as China rises, the US and Vietnam are building closer ties.

Beef and prejudice

Australian responses to cattle slaughter in Indonesia and Vietnam show our bias when it comes to our neighbours.

Succession and legitimacy: Vajiralongkorn and T├┤n Duc Thang

David Camroux compares Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and T├┤n Duc Thang

Small victory, systemic problems

Angie Ngoc Tran examines the causes and consequences of a recent strike of over 90,000 Vietnamese workers for social insurance justice.

Social media machinations in Vietnam

Huong Le Thu suggests that in Vietnam the Communist Party has recognized how social media can be a very efficient tool

Grassroots democracy made in Vietnam

Tu Phuong Nguyen discusses a public meeting in a rural hamlet where road construction is on the agenda

Interview with Angie Ngoc Tran

Ivan Franceschini talks to Angie Ngoc Tran about how to improve the working and living conditions of Vietnamese workers

Fieldwork in upland Asia

In this extract, Associate Professor Sarah Turner from McGill University in Canada introduces a new book about doing research in socialist Asia

Impatience in Viet Nam

Jonathan London analyses recent political developments in Viet Nam, and suggests that many people are looking for more serious reform.

Banned from Vietnam

The author of one of the best books on contemporary Vietnam has been banned from the country.

Vietnam’s gay pride

A colourful parade of some 100 people marched through Hanoi on 5th August, waving flags, riding decorated bicycles, and chanting “We support same-sex marriage” in Vietnam’s first ever police-sanctioned Gay Pride event.