Le Hong Hiep is a Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore. At ISEAS, he works for the Vietnam Studies Program and the Regional Strategic and Political Studies Program. He is also an editor of the institute’s flagship journal Contemporary Southeast Asia.
Hiep holds a BA from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, an MA in International Relations and a Master of Diplomacy from the Australian National University. In 2015, Hiep earned his PhD in Political and International Studies from the University of New South Wales, funded by the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Award.
Before joining ISEAS, Hiep worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam and taught at the Faculty of International Relations, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University-HCMC.
Hiep’s scholarly articles and analyses have been published in Contemporary Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian Affairs, Asian Politics & Policy, Korean Journal of Defence Analysis, ASPI Strategic Insights, ISEAS Perspective, American Review, Project Syndicate, South China Morning Post, The Straits Times, The Diplomat, East Asia Forum, BBC Vietnamese and Vietnamnet, among others.
Hiep has also published two books: Living next to the Giant: The Political Economy of Vietnam’s Relations with China under Doi Moi (2016) and Vietnam’s Foreign Policy under Doi Moi (2018, co-edited with Anton Tsvetov).
Hiep is the founder and editor-in-chief of Nghiencuuquocte.org, a non-profit, volunteer-based project that translates English scholarly articles in the field of international studies into Vietnamese. The goal of the Project is to provide a useful source of reference for students and researchers of international issues in Vietnam, whose access to the original texts in English may be constrained by pay-walls or language barriers. More details about the Project are available at: http://nghiencuuquocte.org/about/
Hiep can be reached at email@example.com.