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Books in English : From Communists to Foreign Capitalists by Nina Bandelij

I am still trying to understand the logic of what my compatriots term as "Free Market with Socialist Orientation" (in Vietnam: nền kinh tế thị trường với định hướng xã hội chủ nghĩa")... Maybe we will find the answers in this book on the social foundation of post socialist Europe. From Communists to Foreign Capitalists: The Social Foundations of Foreign Direct Investment in Postsocialist Europe Nina Bandelj Princeton University Press, Oct 16, 2011 - Social Science - 312 pages 0 Reviews
From Communists to Foreign Capitalists explores the intersections of two momentous changes in the late twentieth century: the fall of Communism and the rise of globalization. Delving into the economic change that accompanied these shifts in central and Eastern Europe, Nina Bandelj presents a pioneering sociological treatment of the process of foreign direct investment (FDI). She demonstrates how both investors and hosts rely on social networks, institutions, politics, and cultural understandi…

English Authors: America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam

Reading HistoryThis weekend, I found another inspiring book: "Une promenade singulière à travers de l'Histoire", written by Michel de Grèce, great grand child of the Duc d'Orleans, which awakens my appetite for more discoveries on History. That brings me back to my own roots, and the tumultuous history of contemporary Vietnam. Here is one episode of our tragedy. America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia Seth Jacobs Duke University Press, Jan 6, 2005 - History - 381 pages 3 Reviews
America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam rethinks the motivations behind one of the most ruinous foreign-policy decisions of the postwar era: America’s commitment to preserve an independent South Vietnam under the premiership of Ngo Dinh Diem. The so-called Diem experiment is usually ascribed to U.S. anticommunism and an absence of other candidates for South Vietnam’s highest office. Challenging those explanations, Seth Jacobs utilizes reli…

Book on 21st Century Challenge : The End of the World as We Know It_ with Mark Steyn

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About the book: America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It (ISBN 0-89526-078-6) is a nonfiction book by Mark Steyn, published in 2006. It forecasts the downfall of Western civilization owing to internal weaknesses and the increasing Muslim population in Western countries and the world generally.
America Aloneis set in the context of theglobal war on terror. Steyn argues that "much of what we loosely call the Western world will not survive the twenty-first century, and much of it will effectively disappear within our lifetimes, including many if not most European countries." Steyn attributes the forecast fall of the Western world to three factors: Demographic decline, based on the observation that European nations have low birth rates while Muslim nations have higher birth rates. Specifically, …

Books in English: The Soviet Union and the Vietnam War

From Cautious Friend to Reluctant Ally: The Soviet Union and the VietnamWar

Ilya V. Gaiduk.Confronting Vietnam: Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963. Cold War International History Project Series. Washington, D.C.: Stanford University Press, 2003. xxi + 286 pp., ISBN 978-0-8047-4712-7.
Reviewed by Tom Nichols (U.S. Naval War College)
Published on H-Diplo (November, 2004)
Cuộc Chiến Việt Nam, Liên Bang Xô Viết và chiến tranh Việt Nam bởi TG: Ilya V. Gaiduk, link to Vietnam translation:

About the Book: 

In his first book on this subject, The Soviet Union and the Vietnam War (1996), Ilya Gaiduk harvested a great deal of fascinating data from previously closed communist archives and produced a volume on Soviet involvement in Vietnam and communist coalitional dynamics that has few if any peers in the literature. His second book, a kind of prequel to the first (which picked…

GT sách: Kissinger on China - Trận chiến tranh 1979 giữa Trung quốc và Việt Nam

Original Title: On China, Touching the Tiger’s Buttock The third Vietnam WarAuthor: Henri Kissinger Vietnamese article: Trận chiến tranh 1979 giữa Trung quốc và Việt Nam,  (Trận chiến tranh Việt Nam thứ 3: Sờ Đít Cọp)
Lời giới thiệu: Chương 13 trong cuốn “On China” tiến sĩ Kissinger vừa cho xuất bản, dành nói về trận chiến tranh biên giới giữa Việt Nam và Trung quốc tháng 2/1979 với nhan đề “Touching the Tiger’s Buttock The third Vietnam War”.
Ông Kissinger đã mang đến cho chương này những thông tin và lý giải chưa bao giờ được nói tới. Theo tiến sĩ Kissinger cuộc chiến đã có những hậu quả thay đổi bàn cờ thế giới và là lý do gián tiếp đưa đến sự sụp đổ của Nga hơn 10 năm sau đó.
Cuộc đấu trí giữa Trung quốc, Việt Nam, Hoa Kỳ và Liên bang Xô viết đang được tái diễn và lần này giữa Trung quốc, Hoa Kỳ và Việt Nam. Cao điểm là việc Trung quốc công khai ngăn chận việc dò tìm dầu của Việt Nam trong vùng đặc quyền kinh tế 200 hải lý của Việt Nam ngày 26/5/2011.

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