Vietnam in 2015 : Factional Battles, Economic Tailwinds, and Neighborhood Jitters

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-100
Journal / PublicationAsian Survey
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016


Factional dynamics intensified within the Communist Party of Vietnam during 2015 as it approached its 12th Party Congress, scheduled for early 2016. Economic growth also increased during the year, projected to average 6.5%. Relations with the U.S. warmed steadily, but also thawed slightly with China.

Research Area(s)

  • Civil society, Communist Party of Vietnam, Ethnic minorities, Regional export hub, South China Sea