Ronald Bruce St John and Andrew Wells-Dang debate the relationship between economic and politics in Laos and Vietnam.
Regions / Vietnam
Andrew Wells-Dang questions whether Western capitalism is transforming Vietnam into a neo-liberal paradise.
Twenty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the U.S. still treats Vietnam with a double standard; the July 2000 signing of a bilateral trade agreement is one step toward a balanced policy.
Thirty years after the last chopper left the Saigon embassy, Americans still dont know why this country fought in Vietnam.
As President Clinton goes to Vietnam this week, he carries with him a heavy weight of legacy from Americas longest war.
The unquiet legacy of foreign intervention still casts a long shadow over U.S. policy in Indochina.