Pierre Asselin is Dwight E. Stanford Chair in the History of US Foreign Relations at San Diego State University.  He is the author of A Bitter Peace: Washington, Hanoi, and the Making of the Paris Agreement (University of North Carolina Press, 2002), which won the 2003 Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize, and Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (University of California Press, 2013), winner of the 2013 Arthur Goodzeit Book Award.  His latest book, Vietnam’s American War: A History (Cambridge University Press, 2018), explores the Vietnamese communist experience during the Vietnam War.


Asselin is co-editor of The Cambridge History of the Vietnam War, Volume III: Endings (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming [2020]).  His current book project, The Global Vietnam War, presents the American war in Vietnam as an international political, social, and cultural phenomenon that irrevocably changed the world and served as harbinger for myriad transnational causes.  In addition to relating the history of the conflict itself, the book addresses the war’s effects in the United States, Western Europe, the Communist World, and the Third World.