Dr Le Hong Hiep is a Senior Fellow 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 (42)

Vietnam’s Accelerated Power Transition: Glad Tidings for Investors and Foreign Partners

Le Hong Hiep

The expected elevation of Vo Van Thuong to the presidency of Vietnam is part of a power transition plan that was stymied during the 13th National Congress more than two years ago.

“Red Card” for the President? Vietnam’s Biggest Political Drama in Decades

Le Hong Hiep

Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc might be removed from his position. If online speculation is true, Phuc will become the first Vietnamese president to be ousted while still in office.

Vietnam’s High GDP Growth Rate Masks Its Economic Difficulties

Le Hong Hiep

The Vietnamese economy enjoyed solid growth in 2022. But the headline GDP growth figure belies underlying weaknesses in the economy.

Vietnamese Private Enterprises’ Covid-19 Donations: Not All about Altruism

Le Hong Hiep|Phan Xuan Dung

Private firms in Vietnam have played a pivotal role in helping the country recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. There are, however, other reasons to explain their corporate social responsibility.

Why Vietnamese Private Conglomerates Are Venturing Into Social Housing

Le Hong Hiep|Phan Xuan Dung

Private conglomerates in Vietnam have registered strong interest in Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s plan to build at least one million social housing units by the end of the decade. Attainment of the ambitious goal, however, remains doubtful.