Vietnamese government and politics, U.S.-Vietnamese relations, U.S. foreign policy toward Asia, transformation of Communism with special emphasis on China and Vietnam
A two-time Fulbright Scholar and Social Science Research Council Fellow, Dr. Hung is the author of several books, book chapters, and articles in journals such as World Affairs, Asian Survey, Pacific Affairs, Global Asia, Amerasia Journal, Journal of Asian Thought and Society, and International Studies (Vietnam). Outside academia, Dr. Hung chaired several committees to reorganize the Vietnamese civil service, served as planning advisor to the President of the National Economic Development Fund, then Deputy Minister of National Planning of the Republic of Vietnam.
Dr. Hung is a non-resident Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and member of the International Studies Association. He has participated in major policy working groups on Vietnam and Indochina, including the Indochina Policy Forum of the Aspen Institute, the Indochina Study Group of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Southeast Asia Working Group of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has served as an advisor to the National Association for the Education and Advancement of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans (NAFEA), the National Congress of Vietnamese Americans (NCVA), and the Vietnamese Association for Computing, Engineering Technology and Science (VACETS).
"Drawing a Line in the South China Sea: Why Beijing Needs to Show Restraint," Global Asia, No 4, Winter 2012
"China What's Next: China's Relations in the Pacific/Vietnam, The Diplomat, February 26, 2011
"Vietnam's Eleventh Party Congress: 'Socialist Orientation' and Market Reform," Asia Pacific Bulletin, No 94, February 15, 2011
"Vietnam-United States Relations: A Thirty-Five-Year Retrospective," International Studies (Hanoi) Vol. 82, No 23, December 2010
"Vietnam: Facing the Challenge of Reconstruction," in Daljit Singh and Chin Kin Wah, Eds., Southeast Asian Affairs 2004. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2004.
"Vietnam and the Major Powers: Economic Renovation, Political Stability, and Foreign Policy," in Vladimir Kolotov, Ed., Book of Papers from the EuroViet V Conference, May 28-30, 2002. St. Petersburg, Russia: St. Petersburg State University, 2004.
"Vietnam in 1999: The Party’s Choice," Asian Survey, v40, No1, January/February 2000.
Other major publications include Introduction to International Relations (Saigon, 1971), Peace and Development in South Vietnam (with Nguyen Van Hao et al, Saigon, 1973), and The Challenge of Vietnam’s Reconstruction (with A Terry Rambo and Neil L. Jameison, Virginia, 1991).
Hung contributed book chapters to New Directions in the International Relations of Southeast Asia (Singapore University Press, 1973), Refugees in the United States (Greenwood Press, 1985), The American War in Vietnam: Lessons, Legacies, and Implications for Future Conflict (Greenwood Press, 1987), Refugees in America in the 1990’s (Greenwood Press, 1996), Southeast Asia on the Growth Path (Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Press, 1997), Southeast Asian Affairs 2004 (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2004).
American Foreign Policy
Introduction to International Politics
Government and Politics of Asia