Amid a pandemic and shifting geopolitical winds, Vietnam’s next leaders will be of crucial importance for the country’s future.
The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam is scheduled to take place in the first quarter of 2021. At the same time, great power competition between the United States and China is intensifying, making the international environment less conducive to the international cooperation so needed for global recovery. The South China Sea disputes and China’s increased activities to assert control over movement and resource extraction in the area challenge Vietnam on multiple levels, from territorial integrity to resource sovereignty and economic and human security.
This article was written by y Huong Le Thu
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