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Le Hong Hiep

Le Hong Hiep

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Le Hong Hiep is a fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore, and the author of Living Next to the Giant: The Political Economy of Vietnam’s Relations With China Under Doi Moi.

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  1. The Vietnam Model for North Korea
    vietnam communist party leader NA SON NGUYEN/AFP/Getty Images

    The Vietnam Model for North Korea

    Feb 26, 2019 Le Hong Hiep says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un should look to Hanoi for lessons in US relations and economic reform.

  2. Lies, Damn Lies, and Vietnam’s Trade Statistics
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    Lies, Damn Lies, and Vietnam’s Trade Statistics

    Apr 27, 2018 Le Hong Hiep sees mixed messages in data suggesting that China has overtaken the US as Vietnam’s top export market.

  3. Asia’s Evolving Security Order
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    Asia’s Evolving Security Order

    Aug 7, 2017 Le Hong Hiep assesses the wider significance of ever-deepening defense cooperation between Japan and Vietnam.

  4. The Trump-Xi Strategic Face-Off
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    The Trump-Xi Strategic Face-Off

    Apr 6, 2017 Le Hong Hiep predicts that the US president will extract few if any concessions from his Chinese counterpart.

  5. Southeast Asia Gets Trumped?
    Obama at ASEAN Summit in 2014 Paula Bronstein/Stringer

    Southeast Asia Gets Trumped?

    Nov 12, 2016 Le Hong Hiep fears that America's next president will reverse Obama's hard-earned progress in the region.

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    The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy

    Chris Patten shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.
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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    A careful look at US economic conditions supports the view that inflation was driven mainly by supply-side disruptions and shifts in the pattern of demand. Given this, further interest-rate hikes will have little to no effect – and will cause far-reaching problems of their own.

    sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.

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