US Secretary of State Antony Blinken walks into a restaurant for dinner in Hanoi on April 15, 2023. (Photo: Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)

Is the Sun Shining on Vietnam-US Relations?

Dien Nguyen An Luong|Hoang Thi Ha

The U.S. has become increasingly adept at engaging in areas that best resonate with Vietnamese leaders and the public. But Washington still needs to navigate the tricky shoals of political differences, China-wary Vietnamese elites and media censorship.