What is Happening in Afghanistan?

Grant Farr • May 12 2018 • Articles

The US is losing the war and has become a part of the problem. Perhaps there are lessons to be learned from the US experience in Vietnam.

String of Pearls: India and the Geopolitics of Chinese Foreign Policy

Ashay Abbhi • Jul 26 2015 • Articles

At the cusp of energy security balances the diplomatic battle in the Indian Ocean has generated enough interest for the world to watch the passive stand-offs keenly.

India’s Incremental Balancing in the South China Sea

David Scott • Jul 26 2015 • Articles

India’s strategic-military arrangements are implicitly China-centric, and with increasing significance for the balance of power in the South China Sea.

The Role of Victimisation in the Vietnam-China War of Words

Huong Le Thu • Jul 5 2014 • Articles

Analysis of Vietnamese and Chinese mass media reveals how the narrative of victimization is an important tool for gaining international support in the current dispute.

Contradictions Implicit in the Idea of Global Civil Society

Ricardo Villanueva • Jul 2 2014 • Articles

Because the idea of Global Civil Society is in an embryonic stage, there are fundamental contradictions within its global, civil and societal dimensions.

Review – US Special Forces and Counterinsurgency in Vietnam

David Hunt • Jul 27 2013 • Features

Ives’ strange book tells and retells the same story about U.S. Special Forces and counterinsurgency, repeating traditional criticisms of U.S. strategy in Vietnam.

Geopolitical Insecurities and Territorial Grievances in East Asia

John Hickman • Dec 31 2012 • Articles

The roots of the South China Sea disputes originate in the results of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Coming to terms with China as it exerts its power will be pricey, yet necessary.

Vietnam: Contemporary Development, Future Promise and the Legacy of the War

Harry Booty • Feb 9 2011 • Articles

Vietnam. Mention the word to many a Westerner today and the reply you will get is more than likely to involve images of napalm, Hamburger Hill, Kent State and a whole other array of brutal and divisive issues that have so scarred the American psyche. However, there is another story, the legacy of the war on the Vietnamese themselves.

US Military Doctrine since the Cold War

Harvey M. Sapolsky • May 6 2009 • Articles

The American military at the end of the Cold War was a formidable force, large in size, very well equipped, and quite capable of meeting any conceivable Soviet warfare challenge, nuclear or conventional. Its recovery from Vietnam was total. Thoughts of honing its fast fading counter-insurgency skills or of a search to discover how best to participate in peace-keeping and nation-building ventures were far from its doctrinal priorities.

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