At TPP, Vietnam, developing nations come under US onslaught on affordable cancer treatments

Below is a repost of an article that originally appeared on 23 October in Thanh Nien News and was picked up by Info.vn.  There are basically two sides in this debate:  1) those who support profit over people; and 2) those who support people over profit.  Unlike most things in life, it's really that simple.  … Continue reading At TPP, Vietnam, developing nations come under US onslaught on affordable cancer treatments

Winning the Hearts & Minds of Young Vietnamese

Note:  If you’re an employee of the US State Department, do not pass go, do not collect $200, close this tab immediately.  This post contains a “sensitive” Wikileaks cable that originated in the US Embassy-Hanoi and commentary on the same.  If you read it, you are breaking the law, not to mention disobeying  Madam Secretary.  Please pardon … Continue reading Winning the Hearts & Minds of Young Vietnamese

Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2011

People visit my blog for many and varied reasons.  Some arrive here from a search engine while others visit on a regular basis looking for up-to-date information about Vietnam and, in particular, US-Vietnam educational exchange.  Here are the top ten posts of 2011.  The first one from November 2010 about student visas and US community colleges … Continue reading Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2011

Subject: Still Lucid at 97: General Vo Nguyen Giap Talks Education

This is the title of a fascinating diplomatic cable from the US Embassy-Hanoi, about Ambassador Michael Michalak's 25 April 2008 meeting with the legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap at the latter's home in Hanoi.   This unclassified document appears on the Wikileaks Cable Viewer website.  It's one of several devoted to education in Vietnam and US-Vietnam educational exchange.   … Continue reading Subject: Still Lucid at 97: General Vo Nguyen Giap Talks Education