Vietnam

Two Veterans, Three Countries, Much Damage

May 31 is Memorial Day in the US, something that as a veteran I still think of as a time for mattresses and auto sales. But there are other veterans besides those in the US who are equally as battle-scarred.  I... Read More...

Waiting for Obama

I've been a freelance writer and journalist living in Ho Chi Minh City for six years, totally without license or permission. Prior to the visit this week of President Barack Obama, the folks at the US Co... Read More...

TPP May Not Help Rights Activists in Vietnam

Although the government of Vietnam has agreed to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Obama administration in Washington has advocated as a vehicle to improve human rights in member countries, there ... Read More...
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An Eyewitness to Global Refugee Crises

Suddenly the war in Vietnam in back on people’s lips here in Europe, more than 40 years after it ended. “This is the worst crisis since Vietnam,” people are saying as the migrant inflow from the Middle East ... Read More...
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Religion and Vietnam’s Party State

Vietnam’s state supervision of religion is considerably less oppressive than it was during the years of "building socialism" and propagating atheism as the approved belief system.  But that doesn’t mean free ... Read More...