How US Aerial Bombing During the Vietnam War Backfired
August 11, 2016
How US Aerial Bombing During the Vietnam War Backfired
U.S. aerial bombs did little to further overall strategic objectives.
How US Aerial Bombing During the Vietnam War Backfired
Vietnam’s Evolving Role in US Asia Strategy
June 01, 2016
Vietnam’s Evolving Role in US Asia Strategy
From the Vietnam War to the South China Sea, Hanoi's position has changed dramatically.
Vietnam’s Evolving Role in US Asia Strategy
Review: The Sympathizer
April 28, 2016
Review: The Sympathizer
This year's winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction definitely breaks some new ground.
Review: The Sympathizer
Revisiting Hanoi's Public Diplomacy Efforts During the Vietnam War
March 21, 2016
Revisiting Hanoi's Public Diplomacy Efforts During the Vietnam War
The North Vietnamese government lobbied extensively to rally international support to its cause during the 60s and 70s.
Revisiting Hanoi's Public Diplomacy Efforts During the Vietnam War
Why Vietnam Loves the Trans-Pacific Partnership
March 16, 2016
Why Vietnam Loves the Trans-Pacific Partnership
In China's shadow, Hanoi is biting on the trade pact and swallowing its bitter past with the United States.
Why Vietnam Loves the Trans-Pacific Partnership
US Begins 2016 Asia Outreach With Laos
January 25, 2016
US Begins 2016 Asia Outreach With Laos
Laying the groundwork for a presidential visit later this year, John Kerry met with senior Laotian officials.
US Begins 2016 Asia Outreach With Laos
For the US and Vietnam, a Moral and Strategic Imperative
December 06, 2015
For the US and Vietnam, a Moral and Strategic Imperative
With some "diplomatic insight and political vision" the US could write a new future with Vietnam.
For the US and Vietnam, a Moral and Strategic Imperative
1975: The Start and End of Conflict in Southeast Asia
December 01, 2015
1975: The Start and End of Conflict in Southeast Asia
1975 means more to the region than just the end of the Vietnam War.
1975: The Start and End of Conflict in Southeast Asia
Cambodia’s Montagnard Problem
September 08, 2015
Cambodia’s Montagnard Problem
The country has long struggled to deal humanely with the refugees from Vietnam’s Central Highlands.
Cambodia’s Montagnard Problem
Evolution of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Abandonment Fears
June 22, 2015
Evolution of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Abandonment Fears
South Korea has at times had reason to fear the strength of its alliance with the United States. Part II in a series.
Evolution of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Abandonment Fears
Vietnam War: Understanding, Not Celebrating
May 01, 2015
Vietnam War: Understanding, Not Celebrating
For some Vietnamese, this week has been a time of remembrance, not celebration.
Vietnam War: Understanding, Not Celebrating
Vietnam: 40 Years Later
May 01, 2015
Vietnam: 40 Years Later
Forty years after the war, it is the ideals of the former South Vietnam that appear ascendant.
Vietnam: 40 Years Later
Australia, Vietnam and Anniversaries of War
April 30, 2015
Australia, Vietnam and Anniversaries of War
The two countries have both celebrated major anniversaries, with little tolerance for dissent.
Australia, Vietnam and Anniversaries of War
Nixon’s Retrospective on the Vietnam War
April 28, 2015
Nixon’s Retrospective on the Vietnam War
The former president had much to say on Vietnam and the failed use of American power.
Nixon’s Retrospective on the Vietnam War
A Breakthrough in US-Vietnam Relations
April 10, 2015
A Breakthrough in US-Vietnam Relations
A recent visit embodies the astonishing change in bilateral relations.
A Breakthrough in US-Vietnam Relations
The <em>Real</em> Lesson of the Vietnam War
February 20, 2015
The Real Lesson of the Vietnam War
Vietnam didn't reinforce perceptions of U.S. toughness to allies. In fact, it may have done the opposite.
The Real Lesson of the Vietnam War
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief