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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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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.
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    King Trump on Trial

    Richard K. Sherwin

    High-ranking Republican politicians have lately been turning up at Donald Trump’s New York City trial to demonstrate solidarity with the former president. But their attendance also serves a more alarming purpose: to validate Trump as a competing source of sovereign power, independent of the US Constitution and the rule of law.

    explains why a parade of Republican leaders have made appearances at the former president’s trial in New York.
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    Crunch Time for the Power Sector

    Michael Spence argues that developing flexible, stable, and resilient smart grids requires an expanded industrial policy.
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    William H. Janeway details how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.

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