Policy, Guns and Money: Vietnam’s national congress, online extremism, and Covid-19 and organised crime

When Vietnam’s communist party held its national congress on 1 February, many thought it would be a turning point similar to that of the Doi Moi reforms of the 1980s. ASPI’s Huong Le Thu and Robert Glasser discuss the initial results of the congress and what the future of politics looks like in Vietnam.

Next, Daria Impiombato speaks with Monash University’s Alexandra Phelan about the terror–crime nexus in Latin America and how Covid-19 has exacerbated both organised crime and terrorism globally, as well as what this means for law enforcement agencies.

Then Jocelinn Kang and Fergus Ryan from ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre discuss their research into right-wing extremist groups and the online homes they have found in Russia and China.