Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ over North Korea hurts his Asia allies

Tensions with Pyongyang could shift U.S. attention further from the wider regional agenda in Southeast Asia, including disputed waters.

Hanoi versus the motorbike: A city fights a lifestyle

The decision to ban motorcycles seems destined to fail before taking effect in 2030. 

Trump's best option in the Asia Pacific

'Even if jobs leave China, they are as likely to go to Vietnam or Indonesia as they are to go to ...
May 26, 2017 | 08:48 am GMT+7

Are Vietnamese second-class citizens in their own country?

An American woman's payout would seem to indicate Vietnamese people are second-class citizens in ...
April 23, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Mind your step in Saigon

Has one tourist’s misfortune opened the doors to improved safety on Saigon’s streets?
April 12, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam should chart own path to create world-class schools. History proves it can.

No foreign power should be allowed to dominate Vietnam's academic world.
April 03, 2017 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Higher education: Is it wise for Vietnam to imitate the US?

Fresh arguments on how Vietnamese schools should move forward.
March 28, 2017 | 10:00 am GMT+7

It's payback time, America

A diplomatic kerfuffle in Phnom Penh reminds us that the U.S. owes Vietnam $25.7 billion.
March 13, 2017 | 02:18 pm GMT+7

Why women should ditch Women’s Day

The celebration of privileges has become a bigger brand than any woman herself.
March 06, 2017 | 02:21 pm GMT+7

Eternal sunshine of the restless minds

A trip to Vietnam’s leading psychiatric hospital sheds uncomfortable light on the state of mental ...
February 20, 2017 | 11:55 am GMT+7

In Vietnam, debating Tet could be pointless as the holiday is being lost anyway

While the Tet debate goes on, the festival seems to be quietly disappearing on its own.
February 06, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

When Trump starts being a threat to the Vietnamese way of life

Trump may seem entertaining, but his madness won't mean anything good for Vietnam.
January 21, 2017 | 09:14 am GMT+7

Whatever happened to my Rock n Roll?

Saigon’s only decent indoor live music venue's been shut, so has one in Hanoi. 
December 19, 2016 | 12:40 am GMT+7

Taking small but steady steps, contemporary Vietnamese movies exude aplomb

If the batch of new features presented at the recent Hanoi Film Festival is any indication, the ...
November 13, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

In Hanoi, sounds of the past resonate amid noises of vulgar age

In times of fast-food pop culture, good old music may bring you back to a purer past.
October 29, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7