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  • December 1, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1265


    By Anna Russo About a hundred meters from the canal under the Long Bien Bridge in the Phuc Xa district of Hanoi, patches of pink, white, and blue fluttered amid the dense, reeds, so tall their green tips brushed against my sweating neck....

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  • December 1, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1447

    A Hidden Crime

    By Yuval Ben-David The Southeast Asian sex industry is now a notorious symbol of globalization, where the vectors of migration and capital come crashing into each other like two Boeings full of stereotypical red-faced sex tourists. Still,...

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  • December 1, 2014 • Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 891

    Bluster Beyond the Banners

    By Rachel Brown The streets of the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park on a Saturday morning in mid-May are eerily quiet, and only a few uniformed guards linger outside factory gates. But echoes of the protesters’ anger resound in the...

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  • November 27, 2014 • The Vicarious Globetrotter, The World at Yale • Views: 1929

    A Vicarious Globetrotter Interview with Minh Tri Pham, JE ’17

    By Dalia Wolfson When I first meet Minh on a balmy late October in Bass Café, he’s seated, relaxed in one of those old worn leather chairs. When we start talking, though, I realize I might have to change my angle – Minh moves around...

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  • November 2, 2014 • Features, Print, Theme, Vietnam • Views: 1369

    Held Up

    By Hannah Schwarz Kim Nguyen and Don Pham are stuck. Thousands of miles away from the United States, and they’re still bound by the country’s laws. Yes, they do have to file taxes in both countries, but that’s not what’s bothering...

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  • May 19, 2014 • Blogs, Online Content, Reporting Trips, Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1661

    A Tale of Two Dragons

    By Rachel Brown As members of the trip discussed our experiences in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, I often found myself trying to look at Vietnam through the lens of China. It wasn’t just the traditional Chinese characters engraved on...

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  • May 18, 2014 • Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1483

    Bia Hoi – Now and Then

    By Ashley Wu For a traveler with little self control when it comes to culinary indulgences, Hanoi is full of dangerous temptations. In a culture where the locals start their day at 6 am with a bowl of pho and end their days at 11 pm with...

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  • May 16, 2014 • Vietnam 2014 • Views: 1169

    Room with a View

    Certain rules exist among writers. Here’s one: take a pensive protagonist, and, chances are, he will gaze (longingly? bitterly? without clothes?) out a window. He’ll think, and as he thinks, you, the writer, will take the pains to...

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  • January 26, 2013 • Blogs, Online Content, The World at Yale • Views: 1133

    McChrystal’s Military Memory

    By Anna Meixler On Wednesday afternoon, General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal gave a Jackson Senior Fellows Lecture in the Sterling Memorial Lecture hall. The speech, titled “History, Leadership, and Personal Experience: From the Post-Vietnam...

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  • May 23, 2010 • Invisible Economies, Theme • Views: 1665

    Trafficked and Trapped: Vietnamese Cigarette Sellers in Berlin

    Two waves of Vietnamese immigrants to Berlin, selling black market cigarettes in hopes of building a better life, have met with bitter disappointment. by Tobias Kuehne...

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