Dialogue on Laos and Vietnam

Ronald Bruce St John and Andrew Wells-Dang debate the relationship between economic and politics in Laos and Vietnam.

Vietnam: The Changing Faces of Reform

Andrew Wells-Dang questions whether Western capitalism is transforming Vietnam into a neo-liberal paradise.

Overcoming the Legacy of the Vietnam War

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.

Establishing Normal Trade Relations with Vietnam & Laos

After years of negotiations, stalling tactics, and domestic political debate, the U.S. Congress is considering ratification of bilateral trade agreements (BTAs) with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR or Laos) this summer.

Corporate Welfare for Jumbo Shrimp

ver the last decade, shrimp have evolved from a delicacy only the rich could afford to the most popular seafood in America.

Linking Textiles to Labor Standards: Prospects for Cambodia and Vietnam

Washington representative of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, a nonprofit organization advocating for normal economic, cultural, educational, and diplomatic relations with Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.