Dan Nguyen

Dan Nguyen

Dan is currently a researcher based in Scotland and supported by European Commission's Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions grant. Dan's academic and activism interests are centred on civil soc

From Antonio Gramsci To Vietnam, With Love And Strength

From Antonio Gramsci To Vietnam, With Love And Strength
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Sad Days for VietnamIt has been a sad time for Vietnamese civil society since the Formosa disaster and the protests that followed it in 2016. There has been an increasingly harsh crackdown on dissent and those who dared to defy the regime’s violation of human rights and authoritarian governance.

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Dan Nguyen
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Biden’s Emphasis On Soft Power And What It Means For Vietnam’s Democracy Movement

Biden’s Emphasis On Soft Power And What It Means For Vietnam’s Democracy Movement
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President Joe Biden has repeatedly emphasised “soft power” in his foreign policy speeches. Will this policy work in Vietnam? And how will it affect Vietnam’s democracy movement? Biden’s emphasis on soft power: what’s in store for Vietnam and should one believe it?It’s almost a year

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Dan Nguyen
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September, School, And The Politics Of Memory

September, School, And The Politics Of Memory
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September is when the school year starts in Vietnam. However, this academic cycle is like no other, as the country is struggling with a deadly virus that claimed more than 10,000 lives last month. [1] How will this pandemic be remembered by those who survive? How will it be

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Dan Nguyen
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Panorama of Flags, Panorama of Lies

Panorama of Flags, Panorama of Lies
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The panorama of flagsForeigners visiting Vietnam can hardly miss the abundance of flags, posters, statues, and slogans that remind them of who is leading Vietnam and of the Communists’ “glorious” struggle against the French, Americans, and the South Vietnam regime throughout the last century. However, isn’t it a bit

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Dan Nguyen
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The Intertwining Of Science, Politics, And Ideology In Vietnam’s COVID-19 Crisis

The Intertwining Of Science, Politics, And Ideology In Vietnam’s COVID-19 Crisis
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Dan Nguyen
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Vietnam’s Unprecedented COVID-19 Challenge Compounded By A Deficit Of Trust In The Government

Vietnam’s Unprecedented COVID-19 Challenge Compounded By A Deficit Of Trust In The Government
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Vietnamese people are no strangers to natural disasters or political calamities that demand personal sacrifice and collective effort. Yet, why is the government’s‘COVID-19 Vaccine Fund’ being met with so much public backlash? A closer look into these criticisms reveals a deficit of trust in the government, in more

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Dan Nguyen
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Vietnam’s General Election 2021: A Tale Of Three Players

Vietnam’s General Election 2021: A Tale Of Three Players
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Vietnam’s general election in May 2021, with the surprise factor of Luong The Huy’s independent candidacy, revealed a political landscape of three major players, namely the government led by the Vietnamese Communist Party, a new generation of regime critics, and those who seem to hope to change politics

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Dan Nguyen
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