In this webinar, Mr Cuong Le, Dr Nguyen Dinh, and Mr Phat Nguyen provided initial insights into Vietnam’s National Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) and National Energy Master Plan (NEMP) for 2021-2030, with a vision for 2050. They also discussed potential opportunities and challenges for all stakeholders, as well as the plans’ implications for Vietnam’s energy security and energy transition.
In this webinar, Dr Nick Freeman and Mr Nguyen Xuan Thanh discussed two China-financed railway projects in Southeast Asia, namely the Boten-Vientiane (Laos-China) railway and the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line in Hanoi. They examined how the political-institutional contexts and levels of bilateral trust in the recipient countries influenced the outcomes of these two projects.
In this webinar, Ms Linh Nguyen and Dr Nguyen Khac Giang discussed the reasons behind Vietnam’s recent leadership changes and their implications for the country’s domestic and foreign policy. They also provided an initial assessment of potential further developments and the nation’s economic and political prospects in the lead-up to the 14th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), slated for early 2026.
In this webinar, Professor Tuong Vu and Dr Nhu Truong discussed the various factors that have impeded Vietnam’s economic potential, the importance of gaining a better understanding of Vietnam’s developmental path to gain insights into its economic patterns and vulnerabilities, and the Communist Party of Vietnam’s (CPV) firm control of the economy and society. The discussion also examined how historical, institutional, and political elements have contributed to the current challenges facing the country.
In this webinar, Dr Joe Buckley discussed Vietnamese app-based drivers’ legal status, wages, and working conditions, as well as efforts and struggles to improve them. He compared the Vietnamese drivers’ activism to the history of labour activism in the country and put it into regional and global perspectives.
In this webinar, Dr Rajeev Ranjan Chaturvedy and Dr Pham Cao Cuong discussed the Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership (CSP). They offered analyses on the key drivers of contemporary Vietnam – India relations, what the two countries have and have not achieved, and what challenges are lying ahead for bilateral ties, especially in the strategic domain.