What We’re Reading: Nov. 14, 2017

What We're Reading

|November 14, 2017

Below you will find a list of books that members of the Geopolitical Futures team are currently reading. It highlights insightful and relevant books from around the globe and the reasons we chose them.

Vietnam: Rising Dragon
By Bill Hayton

Phillip Orchard: Vietnam has become a somewhat overlooked player in East Asian affairs since the United States exited the country in the 1970s. This is, in part, because it’s something of a black box. It doesn’t have much in the way of an independent press, and it doesn’t draw the level of scrutiny from the international community that its larger ideological sibling directly to the north does. Yet, postwar Vietnam is in many ways punching above its weight geopolitically by, for example, building up relatively powerful naval capabilities, cultivating military ties with a range of outside powers, and willingly taking part in U.S.-led strategic initiatives in the region. Its military culture has been forged in fire throughout history. W

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