phan xuan dung

Phan Xuan Dung

Phan Xuan Dung is Research Officer at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is also a member of the US-Vietnam Next-Generation Leaders Initiative at the Pacific Forum.

Articles by Phan Xuan Dung (9)

Vietnam’s Relations with the United States: Time For an Upgrade

Phan Xuan Dung

Hanoi has long hesitated in upgrading its relationship with the United States to a strategic partnership. It should think again.

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.

What’s Behind Vietnam’s ‘Bamboo Diplomacy’ Discourse?

Phan Xuan Dung|To Minh Son

Hanoi has been promoting the concept of ‘bamboo diplomacy’ to define its foreign policy of independence and refusal to take sides in international disputes.

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Poses Geopolitical Quandaries for Vietnam

Phan Xuan Dung

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine came as a surprise to Vietnam. It remains to be seen how Vietnam can leverage its long-held omni-directional foreign policy to manoeuvre out of the crisis.