Delegates cast their votes during the 13th National Congress of Vietnam’s Communist Party in Hanoi on January 30. The military has gained more influence in the country’s political system. Photo: EPA-EFE Delegates cast their votes during the 13th National Congress of Vietnam’s Communist Party in Hanoi on January 30. The military has gained more influence in the country’s political system. Photo: EPA-EFE
Delegates cast their votes during the 13th National Congress of Vietnam’s Communist Party in Hanoi on January 30. The military has gained more influence in the country’s political system. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Le Hong Hiep

How Vietnamese army’s rising influence in politics reflects South China Sea security concerns

  • What does the election of two top generals to the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam mean for the country’s political, economic and foreign policy prospects?
  • The Vietnam People’s Army has also deepened its influence through significant business interests, including in telecoms conglomerate Viettel

Delegates cast their votes during the 13th National Congress of Vietnam’s Communist Party in Hanoi on January 30. The military has gained more influence in the country’s political system. Photo: EPA-EFE Delegates cast their votes during the 13th National Congress of Vietnam’s Communist Party in Hanoi on January 30. The military has gained more influence in the country’s political system. Photo: EPA-EFE
Delegates cast their votes during the 13th National Congress of Vietnam’s Communist Party in Hanoi on January 30. The military has gained more influence in the country’s political system. Photo: EPA-EFE
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