Exiting Indochina: U. S. Leadership of the Cambodia Settlement and Normalization with Vietnam

Exiting Indochina: U. S. Leadership of the Cambodia Settlement and Normalization with Vietnam

by Richard H. Solomon
     
 

For most Americans, the “exit” from Indochina occurred in 1973, with the withdrawal of the U.S. military from South Vietnam. In fact, the final exit did not occur until two decades later, after the collapse of the Republic of Vietnam in 1975, the Cambodian revolution, and a decade of Vietnamese occupation of Cambodia. Only in the early 1990s were the major… See more details below

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For most Americans, the “exit” from Indochina occurred in 1973, with the withdrawal of the U.S. military from South Vietnam. In fact, the final exit did not occur until two decades later, after the collapse of the Republic of Vietnam in 1975, the Cambodian revolution, and a decade of Vietnamese occupation of Cambodia. Only in the early 1990s were the major powers able to negotiate a settlement of the Cambodia conflict and withdraw from the region.

This book recounts the diplomacy that brought an end to great power involvement in Indochina, including the negotiations for a UN peace process in Cambodia and construction of a “road map” for normalizing U.S.-Vietnam relations. In so doing, this volume also highlights the changing character of diplomacy at the beginning of the 1990s, when, at least temporarily, an era of military confrontation among the major world powers gave way to political management of international conflicts.

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Recounts the diplomacy that brought an end to great power involvement in Indochina, including the negotiations for a U.N. peace process in Cambodia and construction of a plan for normalizing U.S.-Vietnam relations. Solomon (former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs) also highlights the changing character of diplomacy at the beginning of the 1900s when, at least temporarily, an era of military confrontation among the major world powers gave way to political management of international conflicts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929223015
Publisher:
United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Richard H. Solomon has had extensive experience negotiating with East Asian leaders. As assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, he negotiated the first UN "Permanent Five" peacemaking agreement, for Cambodia, and led U.S. bilateral negotiations with Vietnam.

Solomon has been president of the United States Institute of Peace since 1993. He is the author of seven books, including Chinese Negotiating Behavior: Pursuing Interests Through "Old Friends" (USIP Press) and coauthor of American Negotiating Behavior: Wheeler Dealers, Legal-Eagles, Bullies, and Preachers (USIP Press).

Stanley Karnow is author and journalist who covered both the French and American wars in Indochina. Among his several books on Asia is the Pulitzer Prize-winning study Vietnam: A History.

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