FA RSS https://www.foreignaffairs.com/ en Viet Nam https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/asia/1968-10-01/viet-nam-0 RETURNING home after years of service in Viet Nam, I am nagged by the insistent thought that we have not yet adequately answered a plain question: What is it, exactly, that we seek in Viet Nam? Wed, 28 Jan 2009 16:38:10 -0500 Edward G. Lansdale 1108834 Viet Nam https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/asia/1968-10-01/viet-nam IN all its two thousand or more years of history, Viet Nam has never been fully in control of its own destiny. We have suffered invasion by the Chinese, the Mongols, the Japanese and the French. We were administered as a protectorate of China for over a thousand years; we were a colony of France for nearly a century. We endured two and a half centuries of civil war between the Lords of the Trinh from the north and the Lords of the Nguyen from the south-a civil war in which the Dutch were heavily involved supporting the former and the Portuguese the latter. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 16:38:10 -0500 Duong Van Minh 1108833 The Consequences of Conquest https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2022-06-16/consequences-conquest-taiwan-indo-pacific Indo-Pacific power hinges on Taiwan. Thu, 02 Jun 2022 13:50:38 -0400 Brendan Rittenhouse Green, Caitlin Talmadge 1128953 The Faceless Viet Cong https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/asia/1966-04-01/faceless-viet-cong . . . we [the Lao Dong (Communist) Party] are building socialism in Vietnam. We are building it, however, only in half of the country, while in the other half, we must still bring to a conclusion the democratic- bourgeois and anti-imperialist revolution. Actually, our party must now accomplish, contemporaneously, two different revolutions, in the north and in the south. This is one of the most characteristic traits of our struggle. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 16:36:02 -0500 George A. Carver Jr. 1108709 The New Old Middle Eastern Order https://www.foreignaffairs.com/united-states/new-old-middle-eastern-order Biden’s trip shows why Washington is still getting the region wrong. Mon, 25 Jul 2022 13:54:40 -0400 Marc Lynch 1129096 Germany’s Ukraine Problem https://www.foreignaffairs.com/germany/germanys-ukraine-problem Europe’s Largest Country Needs Time to Adjust to a Dangerous New World Mon, 08 Aug 2022 13:42:13 -0400 Wolfgang Ischinger 1129130 The Case Against a New Arms Race https://www.foreignaffairs.com/world/case-against-new-arms-race Nuclear weapons are not the future. Sun, 07 Aug 2022 16:47:16 -0400 Rose Gottemoeller 1129128 A New Model Afghan Army https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/afghanistan/2002-07-01/new-model-afghan-army Afghanistan's peace remains tenuous. Rival warlords still control separate militias, and distrust of government abounds. Only a national army can secure the peace. Yet the Afghans have been slow to create one, and the international community has not helped much. The United States must jump-start the process before war breaks out again. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 19:03:49 -0500 Anja Manuel, P. W. Singer 1110749 How to Win in Iraq https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/iraq/2005-09-01/how-win-iraq Because they lack a coherent strategy, U.S. forces in Iraq have failed to defeat the insurgency or improve security. Winning will require a new approach to counterinsurgency, one that focuses on providing security to Iraqis rather than hunting down insurgents. And it will take at least a decade. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 19:11:13 -0500 Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr. 1113252 The Arab-Israeli War https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/israel/1968-01-01/arab-israeli-war-0 SINCE the end of the third Arab-Israeli war the vocabulary of Middle Eastern politics has been enriched with a new formula-"the removal of the consequences of aggression." The phrase presents some obvious difficulties of definition concerning the origin of the aggression, the nature of its consequences and the manner of their removal. All these are subject to a wide diversity of interpretations. However, the meaning of the Arab states in putting forward this formula as a demand is quite clear; it is that Israel is the aggressor, that the occupation of Arab lands and the departure of their Arab inhabitants are the consequences of aggression, and that these consequences should be reversed. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 16:38:02 -0500 Bernard Lewis 1108797