Alistair Denness

Alistair Denness

Alistair Denness is a Hanoi-based humanitarian worker with extensive experience working in South-East Asia. He has a political science degree from the University of Virginia and an MA with a regional focus on East Asia from the University of Fudan.

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Beijing takes a gamble on Vietnamese leadership struggle

The current General Secretary of the Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, successfully secured a second term this week, after a fiercely contested leadership campaign. His main rival in the contest...

Will the fledgling ASEAN Economic Community succeed?

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It’s time for the private sector to buy in to the COP21

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