Vietnam

Backgrounder

Vietnam's Economic Hiccups

Author: Julie Ginsberg

Vietnam's stock market has plunged and its economic growth has dwindled since 2006, when it was seen as a model for emerging country growth. The country's experience highlights the problems confronting emerging markets in the 2008 financial crisis.

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Interview

Dallek: Historians Will Regard Ford as ‘Distinctly Minor President’

Robert Dallek interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Robert Dallek, a prominent historian on the American presidency, says that historians will remember President Gerald R. Ford as “a distinctly minor figure,” in part because he was in office for such a short period and “one cannot point to any great initiatives that changed the course of history, in my judgment, in that time.”

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Analysis Brief

The Vietnamese Boom

An economically thriving Vietnam is on the verge of becoming a World Trade Organization (WTO) member, but a holdup in U.S. Congress threatens to stall Hanoi’s accession bid.

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