During those two decades, many other Americans were working to end these attacks on Viet Nam and to begin - for the very first time - diplomatic relations between our two nations. In his 1993 essay U.S.-Vietnam Relations: The Past, the Present, and the Future, Professor David W. P. Elliott wrote: “Human rights and democratization may be the next incarnation of the POW/MIA issue, a symptom of an underlying refusal on the part of many Americans to accept the historical verdict of the Vietnam War.” Well, the POW/MIA flags still fly (by state law) in all fifty states and on federal buildings nationwide (by federal law, recently sponsored by a unanimous vote of the US Senate). Professor Elliott’s prediction has also come true. Ever since the beginning of diplomatic relations in 1995, the US has continued to demand and insist that Viet Nam conform to American definitions of human right and democracy. As many tens of millions of Americans … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?
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Prisoners with a year or less left to serve will be eligible for release. Among prisoners excluded from early release are those convicted of violent felonies and sex crimes, the department said. … [Read more...] about California to release 8,000 prisoners to slow pandemic
In May 2016, President Obama visited Vietnam and announced the lifting of a three-decade-old U.S. arms embargo on Vietnam. Obama said the move aimed to ensure Hanoi had access to necessary weapons for self-defense. This was a step that showcased the U.S.’s commitment to completely normalize relations with Vietnam, including defense relations. … [Read more...] about Vietnam-US relations: 25-year testament to realpolitik success
While the industry waits on new permanent regulations, the Government and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) are expected to release provisional regulations. These will focus on shortening the approval process for oil and gas fields to ensure that exploration keeps up with demand. … [Read more...] about PVN asks for revision of oil law
“However, the way they show their love may not be right,” he said. “Excessive care may not lead to good things; for example, children could become dependent and immature in their decisions and behaviors. And parents will orient children in the direction they want, not what the children want.” … [Read more...] about 18-year-olds in Vietnam – P1: Are they still kids to parents?