Dr Le Hong Hiep is a Senior Fellow at the Regional Strategic and Political Studies Programme and Coordinator of the Vietnam Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is also an editor of the institute’s flagship journal Contemporary Southeast Asia.

Hiep holds a BA from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, a MA in International Relations and a Master of Diplomacy from the Australian National University. In 2015, Hiep earned his PhD in Political and International Studies from the University of New South Wales, funded by the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Award.

Before joining ISEAS, Hiep worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam and taught at the Faculty of International Relations, Vietnam National University-HCMC.

Articles by Le Hong Hiep (27)

Challenges Facing Vietnam’s Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Le Hong Hiep

Vietnam is accelerating efforts to secure adequate vaccine supplies amidst a resurgence of Covid-19 infections in the country.

The Unusual Appointment of Vietnam’s New Minister of Industry and Trade

Le Hong Hiep

Nguyen Hong Dien’s personal links and his expected support for General Secretary Trong’s agendas may explain his rise to the top of the economic super-ministry.

Vietnam’s New Government Election: The Sooner the Better?

Le Hong Hiep

There is little reason for the Community Party of Vietnam to repeat its “fast track” procedure to get a new government in place. The Party’s reputation is best served by its playing by the rules.

Work Cut Out for Vietnam’s New Prime Minister

Le Hong Hiep

Rising star Pham Minh Chinh has to steer the country to the ranks of high income developed economies by 2045.

The CPV’s 15th Plenum: “The Art of the Possible” in Vietnamese Politics

Le Hong Hiep

The Communist Party of Vietnam, which is set to make some historic appointments to its top echelons, shows that Vietnamese politicians know how to master “the art of the possible”.