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Victims Left Behind in US Agent Orange Cleanup Efforts
September 26, 2019

Victims Left Behind in US Agent Orange Cleanup Efforts

By Sonya Schoenberger
Vietnamese victims have yet to receive compensation – and many live in desperate poverty.

Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?
March 13, 2019

Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?

By Cu Huy Ha Vu
Vietnam’s missed opportunity to normalize relations with the US paved the way for China’s 1979 invasion.
How a Film Influenced a US President's Decision to Invade a Foreign Country
February 25, 2019

How a Film Influenced a US President's Decision to Invade a Foreign Country

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Popular culture continues to play an underestimated role in shaping policy makers world views and choices.

Prominent North Vietnamese Communist Defector Dies
August 18, 2018

Prominent North Vietnamese Communist Defector Dies

By Luke Hunt
A closer look at the wider significance of Colonel Bui Tin’s death.

Nixon’s China Sell-Out
July 10, 2018

Nixon’s China Sell-Out

By Bonnie Girard
Nixon’s China opening had little regards for American and allied troops in Vietnam.

Why Australia Needs to Reconcile With Its Role in the Vietnam War
June 28, 2018

Why Australia Needs to Reconcile With Its Role in the Vietnam War

By Sayeed Ahmed
With reconciliation, Australia will be in a much stronger position to achieve its stated foreign policy objectives.

Leave No Man Behind: The Truth About the Mayaguez Incident 
June 19, 2018

Leave No Man Behind: The Truth About the Mayaguez Incident 

By Peter Maguire
The last casualties of the final battle of the Vietnam War were 3 Marines left behind on Cambodia's Koh Tang Island.
The My Lai Massacre and How to Write About War
March 17, 2018

The My Lai Massacre and How to Write About War

By Franz-Stefan Gady
How defense policy writers can vicariously fuel the dangerous myth of 'clean' military conflict.

Will Vietnam’s Communist Party Ever Change Its Ways?
February 20, 2018

Will Vietnam’s Communist Party Ever Change Its Ways?

By David Hutt
Vietnam is an interesting case study in the question of whether communist parties can truly reform from within.

The Vietnam War’s Great Lie
February 13, 2018

The Vietnam War’s Great Lie

By Luke Hunt
How the Communists and Pham Xuan An won the propaganda war.

The True Origin of the Term 'Viet Cong'
January 31, 2018

The True Origin of the Term 'Viet Cong'

By Brett Reilly
Contrary to some histories, the term “Viet Cong,” like the war itself, was not a byproduct of the American presence in Vietnam.
The Vietnam War Spy Who Didn’t Love Us
January 11, 2018

The Vietnam War Spy Who Didn’t Love Us

By Shane Worrell
A new book sheds light on journalist and spy Pham Xuan An.

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