In Vietnam, the New “Four Pillars” and the Desire for National Prosperity

Security Commentaries #012 This time, the party leadership team will propel Vietnam towards a more prominent role and position within the regional geopolitical fabric. Thuong Nguyen From left to right: National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. Source: Vietnam News Agency. … Continue reading In Vietnam, the New “Four Pillars” and the Desire for National Prosperity

Vietnam – US Relations Under a Biden Presidency

“THANK HEAVEN WE ARE HERE TODAY. TO SEE THE SUN THROUGH PARTING FOG AND CLOUDS”, THE TALES OF KIEU, THEN-VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, 2015. Thuong Nguyen Joe Biden shook hands with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at a luncheon at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., on July 7, 2015. From the first term … Continue reading Vietnam – US Relations Under a Biden Presidency

Vietnam Locks Down Amidst Soaring COVID-19 Cases

TCSS Security Commentaries #019 VIETNAM SEES NEW LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS DUE TO RISING COVID CASES THAT THREATEN MANY LIVES OF PEOPLE IN THE HO CHI MINH CITY AND 19 PROVINCES Thuong Nguyen, Taiwan Center for Security Studies The Re-Emergence of COVID-19 in Asia In the region, COVID cases of Vietnam is surpassing its neighbours out of … Continue reading Vietnam Locks Down Amidst Soaring COVID-19 Cases