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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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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Oberdorfer: Tet and Iraq: Parallels and Differences

Don Oberdorfer interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Don Oberdorfer, an expert on Asian affairs who wrote a major book on the Tet offensive, Tet!, says even though support for the Iraq war is ebbing in the United States, the current mood lacks “the domestic passion” the Tet Offensive produced against the Vietnam War in 1968.

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