Old Guard Victorious in Vietnam’s Power Struggle

Old Guard Victorious in Vietnam’s Power Struggle
Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung delivers a speech next to General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong during the opening ceremony of the Communist Party of Vietnam's 12th Congress, Hanoi, Vietnam, Jan. 21, 2016 (Pool Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam via AP).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss the recent violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, the U.N.’s cease-fire monitoring capabilities, and West Africa’s regional anti-Boko Haram force. For the Report, David Brown joins us to discuss leadership struggles, prospects for economic growth, and the fight against corruption in Vietnam.


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Relevant articles from WPR:

Why Nagorno-Karabakh’s Conflict Turned Hot—and Could Again

It’s Time for the U.N. to Refresh Its Neglected Cease-Fire Monitoring Skills
West Africa’s Regional Force Against Boko Haram Is a Political Prop
Can Vietnam’s New Leadership Deliver on ‘Last Good Chance’ for Change?

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional audio credits:

Al Jazeera – Vietnam communist party leader re-elected
Al Jazeera – Vietnam woos smartphone makers

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