Dr Xuan Loc Doan

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Xuan Loc Doan is a Senior Research fellow at the Global Policy Institute. He holds a PhD in International Relations. His main areas of research and interest include interregional relations, EU-ASEAN relations, politics and foreign policy of the UK,Vietnam and China, China-US relations and geopolitical issues in the Indo-Pacific region.

His work has appeared in several publications, including World Politics Review and Asia Times. A great number of his commentaries on Vietnamese and international affairs have been published in Vietnamese language websites, such as the BBC Vietnamese and the VOA Vietnamese.

Loc also presents his research at national and international conferences, including European Union in International Affairs conference.

He also has an interest in learning and teaching in higher education. He has a Certificate and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.



Vietnam-U.S. Relations Flourishing under Trump (ISEAS Perspective, 63/2019).

The unlikely partnership between Vietnam and the EU (GPI Policy Paper, September 2019).

Is Feedback a Waste of Time? The Students’ Perspective (Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, Vol. 1, No. 2. 2013).

Opportunities and Challenges in EU-ASEAN Trade Relations (EU-Asia Europe Centre, 2012).

Regionalisation and Interregionalism in a Post-globalisation and Post-American era? (Forum Press, 2010).

Challenges Facing ASEAN and East Asia in a Turbulent Time (Policy Paper 12, August 2009).



Di sản của ông Lý Quang Diệu (2009) 

Hết rồi Cách mạng Cam? (2010)

Trung Quốc sẽ bá chủ thế giới? (2010)

Hai cái chết – hai thái độ (2011)

Việt Nam có cải cách như Miến Điện? (2012)

Ông Tập Cận Bình thăm Mỹ làm thân (2012)

Bà đầm thép’ và người Việt Nam tỵ nạn (2013)

 Khập khiễng thương mại Việt-Trung (2013)

 Vì ai mà nước Nga khốn đốn? (2014)

VN-Vatican dần tới bình thường hóa? (2014)

 Lý Quang Diệu: ‘Kiệt xuất’ do đâu? (2015)

 Chuyến đi muộn 20 năm? (2015)

 Đại hội 12: Bất ngờ ở ‘phút 89’? (2016)


Vietnam and America: foes on paper, friends out of necessity (South China Morning Post, August 2019).

Xi repeats himself in Defense White Paper (Asia Times, August 2019).

The bully in the South China Sea (Asia Times, July 2019).

Why Tiananmen still haunts China (Asia Times, June 2019).

Does US regret its past China engagement? (Asia Times, May 2019).

US, Vietnam strategic partners in all but name (Asia times, April 2019).

Has China’s confidence disappeared? (Asia Times, March 2019).

Who was ‘biggest loser’ at Hanoi summit? (Asia Times, March 2019).

It’s time for North Korea and US to make peace (Asia Times, February 2019).

Is Huawei a victim of US-China rivalry? (Asia Times, January 2019).

Xi Jinping isn’t China’s new Deng Xiaoping (Asia Times, December 2018).

Will burgeoning China-Philippine ties last? (Asia Times, November 2018).

Will Vietnam tilt toward China under a Xi-like leader? (Asia Times, October 2018).

China-US row risks heading to ‘Thucydides Trap’ (Asia Times, September 2018).

John McCain embodies US-Vietnam reconciliation (Asia Times, August 2018).

Xi’s China should also share blame for Trump’s trade war (Asia Times, July 2018).

Is India’s regional vision at odds with China’s? (Asia Times, June 2018).

North and South Korea should decide their own destiny (Asia Times, May 2018).

Will Korea talks bring lasting peace? (Asia Times, April 2018).

US warship wields soft power in Vietnam (Asia Times, March 2018).

Trump’s America still more open to trade than Xi’s China (Asia Times, Feburary 2018).

Trump appears to have forgotten the South China Sea in 2017 (Asia Times, January 2018)

Trump’s tough security strategy set to end China bonhomie (Asia Times, December 2017).

Can the pope’s visit to Myanmar unlock the doors to other parts of East Asia? (La Croix International, November 2017).

Will EU presence at Asia summit boost its role in the region? (Asia Times, November 2017).

What to watch for at ‘Xi Jinping’s congress’ (Asia Times, October 2017).

China defends its controversial ambitions for the South China Sea (Asia Times, August 2017).

The deep complexities of Suu Kyi’s fall from grace (Asia Times, September 2017).

A year on from Brexit vote, UK wallows in uncertainty (Asia Times, June 2017).

Will China ever have a leader like France’s Emmanuel Macron? (Asia Times, May 2017).

Brexit earthquake could spur another aftershock in UK election (Asia Times, April 2017).

Is Trump right about China’s maritime adventure? (Asia Times, March 2017).

27 Days of Hell: When China and Vietnam Went to War (The National Interest, February 2017).

Is Vietnam Tilting Toward China? (Strategic Culture Foundation on-line journal, January 2017).

Can China replace the US as leader in Asia-Pacific? (Asia Times, December 2016).

Has the Philippines blown its South China Sea win? (Asia Times, November 2016).

Why the Philippines’ pivot from the US to China is unusual (Asia Times, October 2016).

Why Vietnam highly values its relations with Singapore (Asia Times, September 2016).

Is Britain’s Theresa May reversing David Cameron’s China policy? (Asia Times, August 2016).

Will China’s realpolitik prevail in sea row? (Asia Times, July 2016).

Brexit: Will a Remain vote be better for Britain and Europe? (Asia Times, June 2016).

US and Vietnam finally and fully normalize relations (Asia Times, May 2016).

Vietnam’s new leadership takes center stage amid tough challenges (Asia Times, April 2016).

Vietnam’s stalled reform agenda (East Asia Forum, February 2016).

Despite Slowing Economy, Vietnam Resists Reforms (World Politics Review, September 2012).

Vietnam and Burma Get Cozy (The Diplomat, March 2012).

Will the EU Play a Role in the “Asian Century”? (World Politics Review, November 2011).