‘The Sympathizer’ Opens a Counteroffensive on Vietnam War Movies

HBO’s series is not just a good story. It’s a sharp piece of film criticism.


Resignation of Vietnam’s Parliament Chief Stirs Fresh Political Chaos

Vuong Dinh Hue’s departure comes amid a growing anticorruption push and weeks after Vietnam’s president resigned.


Vietnam’s President Resigns Over Communist Party Breaches, State Media Says

The nature of President Vo Van Thuong’s wrongdoing was unclear, but his departure could be a sign of an internal…


In Campus Protests Over Gaza, Echoes of Outcry Over Vietnam

The war in Vietnam ignited a protest movement that helped define a generation. Is the war between Israel and Hamas…


Tammy Nguyen, Maximalist at Play

In paintings and handcrafted books, the artist layers lush themes from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Vietnamese history, and explores our…


Three Months After Biden, It’s Xi’s Turn to Court Vietnam

The Chinese leader wants assurances that the strategically important country isn’t taking Washington’s side against Beijing, analysts say.


Vietnam Relied on Environmentalists to Secure Billions. Then It Jailed Them.

The government is preparing to present its energy transition plan at the U.N. climate talks as it intensifies a crackdown…


A Friendship Forged in Wartime Casts a Long Shadow

ABSOLUTION, by Alice McDermott Alice McDermott is rightly celebrated for her granular, nuanced portraits of mid-20th-century life, with a particular…


If You Can Take the Cable Car to the Colosseum, You’re in Vietnam

The country is in the middle of a cable-car bonanza, much of it driven by the over-the-top developments of the…


The Man Behind the Internet’s Favorite Outfits

Duy Tran, the founder of the label Fancì Club, is popular with young female celebrities for combining “Y2K” aesthetics, tight…

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