Fear will drive our actions, our choice is the direction

Fear has always shaped human history. It can beget violence and apathy, or it can be the strongest force for good.

Why our dog was a close family member

Before he died, our family dog, Lu, showed us how intertwined dogs’ lives are with ours, how they are family to us.

Nha Trang tragedy a painful reminder of long-standing neglect

Vietnam’s urbanization problems, particularly those affecting poor residents, are typically swept ...
November 22, 2018 | 09:03 am GMT+7

Want more foreign talents? Then streamline your labor policies

Putting expats on an equal footing with native workers could be the solution to Vietnam’s “brain ...
November 20, 2018 | 08:56 am GMT+7

Vietnamese football: Fans are important, but they should’t fan flames

One issue that should not flare up in Vietnamese football is the lighting of flares and other ...
November 13, 2018 | 08:37 am GMT+7

For the state, letting cash cows go a difficult ask

Unless Vietnamese officialdom changes its eighties way of thinking, an effective market economy ...
November 05, 2018 | 08:50 am GMT+7

Dos and don’ts for the Hoan Kiem Lake metro station

Georgetown and Paris show what should and shouldn’t be done to preserve the Hoan Kiem Lake area’s ...
October 30, 2018 | 10:56 am GMT+7

The artless art of censorship in Vietnam

Clueless cultural czars are stunting Vietnamese creativity with arbitrary stances on what art ...
October 26, 2018 | 09:13 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s grand illusions about industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution is just a notion, not a magic wand, and businesses need to keep ...
October 23, 2018 | 08:57 am GMT+7

‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’, the freedom to choose who we are

On Vietnam Women’s Day October 20, let us remember that we still need change in everyday attitude ...
October 19, 2018 | 02:11 pm GMT+7

Why Vietnam’s auto industry never stepped on the gas

Vietnam’s auto industry has suffered from rewards not being connected to production and the neglect ...
October 16, 2018 | 09:49 am GMT+7

A letter to girls, at a critical time

On the Day of Girls, October 11, a United Nations executive shares thoughts about what the world ...
October 12, 2018 | 09:05 am GMT+7

When in Vietnam, drive as the Vietnamese do

An expat shares some philosophical reflections and practical tips on the free-for-all that is ...
October 08, 2018 | 01:05 pm GMT+7

Do the civilized eat dogs? That’s a stupid question

Whining about the ethics of eating dog meat is basically barking up the wrong tree.
October 04, 2018 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Loans masquerading as bilateral aid, and the consequences of non-repayment

Developing countries sent much more to the rest of the world than they received.
October 01, 2018 | 03:23 pm GMT+7
 
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