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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.

Dan Nguyen
Dan Nguyen
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The Yin And Yang Of Vietnamese Nationalism: Phan Chau Trinh And Phan Boi Chau’s Thoughts On Vietnam’s Independence

The Yin And Yang Of Vietnamese Nationalism: Phan Chau Trinh And Phan Boi Chau’s Thoughts On Vietnam’s Independence
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Why Should We Care About Non-Communist Discourse of Vietnamese Nationhood?While issues on Vietnamese nationalism have been widely discussed in academia, the English scholarship on Vietnam’s politics and political history since the 1950s has remained ambivalent toward what constitutes the authenticity of modern Vietnamese nationalism. The old historiography of

Cuong 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

Dan Nguyen
Dan Nguyen
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Vietnam: How Powerful Is The Prime Minister?

Vietnam: How Powerful Is The Prime Minister?
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Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
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Vietnam’s State President: The Captain But Not Really A Captain

Vietnam’s State President: The Captain But Not Really A Captain
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Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
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A Few Things You Should Know About Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairpersonship

A Few Things You Should Know About Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairpersonship
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Though it is one of the “four pillars” of the Vietnamese government, the National Assembly chairpersonship remains the weakest position.Vietnam’s National Assembly has been preparing to change its window dressing in late March 2021. No need to wait until the general election wraps up in May 2021; the

Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
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Why Did The Vietnamese Communist Party Suppress Anti-China Nationalism?

Why Did The Vietnamese Communist Party Suppress Anti-China Nationalism?
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Since the beginning of its history, the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) has been portraying itself as a group of nationalists who liberated the country from foreign intervention. History textbooks, propaganda, and official VCP narratives were all dedicated to showing that the VCP is the true heir of Vietnam and that

Son Nguyen
Son 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

Dan Nguyen
Dan Nguyen
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