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The My Lai Massacre and How to Write About War
March 17, 2018
The My Lai Massacre and How to Write About War
How defense policy writers can vicariously fuel the dangerous myth of 'clean' military conflict.
The My Lai Massacre and How to Write About War
Will Vietnam’s Communist Party Ever Change Its Ways?
February 20, 2018
Will Vietnam’s Communist Party Ever Change Its Ways?
Vietnam is an interesting case study in the question of whether communist parties can truly reform from within.
Will Vietnam’s Communist Party Ever Change Its Ways?
The Vietnam War’s Great Lie
February 13, 2018
The Vietnam War’s Great Lie
How the Communists and Pham Xuan An won the propaganda war.
The Vietnam War’s Great Lie
The True Origin of the Term 'Viet Cong'
January 31, 2018
The True Origin of the Term 'Viet Cong'
Contrary to some histories, the term “Viet Cong,” like the war itself, was not a byproduct of the American presence in Vietnam.
The True Origin of the Term 'Viet Cong'
The Vietnam War Spy Who Didn’t Love Us
January 11, 2018
The Vietnam War Spy Who Didn’t Love Us
A new book sheds light on journalist and spy Pham Xuan An.
The Vietnam War Spy Who Didn’t Love Us
George Kennan’s Other Long Telegram — About the Far East
December 05, 2017
George Kennan’s Other Long Telegram — About the Far East
The author of Cold War containment recommended U.S. retrenchment across the board in Asia.
George Kennan’s Other Long Telegram — About the Far East
What it Means to Be an Ally: A Vietnamese-American’s View on the US in the Vietnam War
October 11, 2017
What it Means to Be an Ally: A Vietnamese-American’s View on the US in the Vietnam War
Strategic calculations can vary, but commitment to an ally must be steadfast.
What it Means to Be an Ally: A Vietnamese-American’s View on the US in the Vietnam War
Why Nerds Should Not Be in Charge of War
October 05, 2017
Why Nerds Should Not Be in Charge of War
Be wary of the national security generalist.
Why Nerds Should Not Be in Charge of War
Why the US Must Forgive Cambodia's War Debt
April 22, 2017
Why the US Must Forgive Cambodia's War Debt
Two wrongs do not make a right.
Why the US Must Forgive Cambodia's War Debt
Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore Bloomed in the Shadow of the Cold War
March 28, 2017
Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore Bloomed in the Shadow of the Cold War
Singapore's rise can't be separated from the context of the Cold War in Southeast Asia.
Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore Bloomed in the Shadow of the Cold War
In Vietnam, the Ghost of Agent Orange Still Looms Large
December 21, 2016
In Vietnam, the Ghost of Agent Orange Still Looms Large
50 years after the herbicide was used by the U.S. during the Vietnam War, Agent Orange continues to wreak havoc.
In Vietnam, the Ghost of Agent Orange Still Looms Large
Obama in Laos: Cleaning up After the Secret War
September 03, 2016
Obama in Laos: Cleaning up After the Secret War
Obama has an opportunity to address the past by stepping up U.S. efforts to remove unexploded ordnance in Laos.
Obama in Laos: Cleaning up After the Secret War
Does Australia's War Memory Need a Rethink?
August 25, 2016
Does Australia's War Memory Need a Rethink?
A recent incident between Australia and Vietnam points to a broader problem.
Does Australia's War Memory Need a Rethink?
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
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