February 22, 2023
Land Before Water: Why Vietnam’s Grand Strategy is Fundamentally Continental
By Khang Vu
Despite limited past operations in littoral waters, the country's strategic attention has been overwhelmingly directed at land-based threats.
February 17, 2023
How the Sino-Vietnamese War Was Purposefully Forgotten
By Christelle Nguyen
In both China and Vietnam, the governments have deliberately tried to bury memories of their 1979 war.
May 18, 2022
History Education and the Politics of Identity in a Globalizing Vietnam
By To Minh Son
Conservatives fear that a recent decision to make history a high school elective will erode the "national consciousness" of the young.
May 10, 2022
K-Dramas Resurrect Long-Buried Memories in Vietnam
By Travis Vincent
Obsessed with South Korean dramas, Vietnamese youths are oblivious to the atrocities committed by Korean soldiers during the Vietnam War. But their elders remember.
February 09, 2022
Why Won’t Vietnam Teach the History of the Sino-Vietnamese War?
By Travis Vincent
Vietnam is reluctant to include the 1979 conflict in history textbooks, continuing a decades-long silence.
December 31, 2021
Surviving Saigon in 1945 and a Dog Named Mephisto
By Luke Hunt
A conversation with author Thierry de Roland Peel.
December 01, 2018
Vietnam’s Invasion of Cambodia, Revisited
By Nayan Chanda
40 years after the invasion that toppled the Khmer Rouge, it’s clear China emerged the ultimate winner.
March 08, 2018
Con Dao: Vietnam’s Prison Paradise
By Peter Ford
The 16 islands that make up the Con Dao archipelago are renowned for their natural beauty, but they also have a dark past.
March 02, 2017
China and Vietnam: Thoughts From a Chinese Sojourner in Ho Chi Minh City
By Xie Tao
Different interpretations of history showcase hidden tensions in the China-Vietnam relationship.
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