The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), which was signed on October 5, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia, may significantly benefit Vietnam. Designed to stimulate trading among its 12 members—Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam—the TPP creates a number of opportunities for Vietnam’s small but rapidly growing export-oriented economy. To realize the gains, however, Vietnam needs to develop a yarn and an apparel industry, use the TPP’s phase-in for tightened drug standards to upgrade its pharmaceutical production, and make the best use of future foreign investments.
The Regional Cold Wars in Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East: Crucial Periods and Turning PointsMay 21, 2015
The Regional Cold Wars in Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East systematically explores the crucial turning points in the Cold War on all of its diverse fronts and examines the mutual interconnections of events in diverse regional Cold War theaters.
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Sophie Quinn-Judge argues that the urban political struggle played a major role in the early years of the Vietnam War.
John Prados (National Security Archive) frames the issues and arguments in an introduction to the reviews of History of the Southern Resistance (Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến).
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Nu-Anh Tran concludes that achievements and shortcomings the volume provide a window into understanding the possibilities and limitations of historical research in contemporary Vietnam.
Lutz Baehr provides some additional context to the publication of the History of Southern Resistance.
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Shawn McHale sees this book as a major contribution to understanding the war in South Vietnam, but with significant shortcomings.
Nguyen Trong Xuat (Editorial Board of Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến) responds to some of the issues and questions raised by the reviewers of History of Southern Resistance and provides some additional context to the publication.
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Pierre Asselin suggests that the volume does shed new light on various important issues, and otherwise validates some of our assumptions about the southern revolution, even as it is marred by some serious shortcomings.
Fraternal Support: The East German ‘Stasi’ and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam WarSep 30, 2014
Former Wilson Center Fellow Martin Grossheim examines the relationship between the East Germany Stasi and Vietnam, arguing that despite its "second-tier" status in the socialist world, the GDR had a profound impact on the development and evolution of state socialism in Vietnam.