Google has made a major change to how it searches making it more difficult to refine searching outside of your own geographical area.
According to Google, “Now by default, you’ll be served the country service that corresponds to your location. So if you live in Australia, you’ll automatically receive the country service for Australia, but when you travel to New Zealand, your results will switch automatically to the country service for New Zealand.
Some smart searching tips can keep your results focused on your target region. Either, run a search, select “settings”, then click on “advanced search” and in the region box, use the pull down menu to select the country you want to search in.
Or refine results by adding a file type country code in the search box. E.g.
educational leadership Vietnam
by adding the country code you can limit results to only from that country. E.g.:
Educational leadership site:.vn
See a complete list of country domain codes
Use other site commands for further refining, e.g. for Vietnam government information on timber exports, search as:
Timber exports site:.gov.vn