The Socialist Republic of Vietnam: An Overview

  • James G. McGann


The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has recently emerged as a regional power through efforts at economic renovation and modernization. By joining various international and multilateral organizations such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), it has also developed its diplomatic ties. However, with no think tanks in the top 150, there is a lack of policy research and academic approaches to growing diplomatic demands, although certain think tanks, such as the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), serve to advocate policies pertaining to emerging issues. The DAV specifically provides policies to tackle water security issues; it has elevated both national and regional awareness and influenced government decision-making through proactive initiatives for water security in the region.

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  • James G. McGann
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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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