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Endemic corruption and policy impasses are holding Vietnam back

Further growth is contingent on reforms that are nowhere on the horizon

| Vietnam
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in Washington on May 13: Chinh's penchant for control has put the brakes on needed reforms.   © Reuters

Dr. Zachary Abuza is a professor at the National War College. The views here are his own and do not reflect NWC, the Department of Defense or U.S. government.

While Vietnam's largest political scandal in years is winding down, having felled two Central Committee members and over 20 other officials, the economic fallout continues.

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