Walt Rostow argued communism was incompatible with economic development and was influential in persuading Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to get more involved in Vietnam.
Not all who fled Vietnam at the end of the war wanted to be resettled in the US. But those who returned faced an unwelcoming government.
Indonesia announces it has outnumbered Thailand in terms of academic publication number. It's good news but Indonesia needs to make the studies more relevant to get more citations.
Was Vietnam 'a quagmire' or a 'stalemate machine'? Understanding this 50-year-old debate can shed light on why the US is currently locked into a 'forever war.'
Lucrative cannabis plantations have been a magnet for illegal migrants.
What do intercontinental missiles and Apple's app store have in common? Alvin M Weinberg.
Disasters may have 'natural' triggers but why are ethic minorities forced to live under harsh conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to catastrophes?
By speaking their truths in societies that would rather not know, queer painters, female rappers and other outsider artists are pushing the bounds of gender and sexuality in the developing world.
One of the many roles of Vietnam’s fascinating “cult of heroes” is to ensure government control over religious feeling, channeling it into nationalism.
LGBT rights are a work in progress in Vietnam. But artists are in the vanguard of the movement, pushing for public acceptance.
Student protest has been in the political spotlight since Trump's election. Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, shares his perspective on protest in the 60s and now.
Vietnamese walls were once densely populated by hand-painted signs, a material culture now exceedingly rare.
In the 1980's Uganda was one of the largest coffee exporters in the world, far ahead of Vietnam which hardly exported any. Now the tables have turned raising interesting comparative questions.
Vietnam recently cancelled it's plans for the procurement of nuclear energy. There are lessons South Africa can take from this.
The Mekong Delta is gradually being washed away, as less sediment is delivered downstream.
President Duterte has picked fights with President Obama and with the EU. His behavior is shaking the U.S.-Philippine alliance and stability in Southeast Asia.
‘African Guernica’ is an incredibly powerful work of art in many ways, importantly filling that space between the visible and the visible.
Vietnam is deeply spooked by the struggle over the South China Sea – but its friends in south-east Asia aren't so keen to stand up to Beijing.
A few national parks and reserves want to dehorn rhinos and there is a lobby for a regulated and closely monitored legal trade in rhino horn. But this is met by opposition from many.
For too many adolescents in the world's poorest countries, life is like a cliff edge.