Le Dong Hai Nguyen

BSFS/MSFS Candidate in Global Business & Finance

Research & Insights

My latest thinking and research on economics, geopolitics, and society. The views and opinions expressed in these articles are solely my own and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of Georgetown University.

Op-eds

Is Authoritarianism the New Normal for Asia?

Is Authoritarianism the New Normal for Asia?

Democracy is under heavy assault throughout Asia. In the latest 2022 Freedom in the World report released by Freedom House, the continent is home to the three biggest drops in this year's global freedom index. Compared to the previous year, junta-ruled...

Was Vietnam’s Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Debacle Just a Stunt?

Was Vietnam’s Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Debacle Just a Stunt?

There’s hardly any populace on Earth that is more anti-China than the Vietnamese. Several millennia of wars and border skirmishes, from a thousand years under Chinese rule to today’s disputes over the South China Sea, have ensured in Vietnam a deep distrust of its...

The machinations behind Vietnam’s crackdown on online piracy

The machinations behind Vietnam’s crackdown on online piracy

Vietnamese public security last week prosecuted Nguyen Tuan Tu, owner and operator of Phimmoi, the country’s largest pirate movie streaming site. The conviction marks perhaps the first time that Vietnam invoked Article 225 of the penal code, which...

Nikolay Gogol: Getting around 19th-century Russian censorship

Nikolay Gogol: Getting around 19th-century Russian censorship

Amidst the repressive regime of Tsar Nicholas I, Russian author Nikolai Gogol published a satirical novel in the form of a fictional diary supposedly kept by a minor civil official who descended into madness. Masqueraded as a primary account of a madman, Diary of...

Research

The Case Against the Universal Basic Income

The Case Against the Universal Basic Income

SB Ekhad’s The Flamboyant Partridge had been on the bestselling list last year. Eager to meet the writer at the Oxford Literary Festival, his fans were shocked to discover that their revered author was merely “a stack of computer hardware fronted by a screen that...

Early-stage insights & ongoing research

This section includes ongoing research drafts, datasets, preprints, and early insights.

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