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February 1980's Issue

Indochina has had one of the most tortured histories of any part of the world in the twentieth century. Its struggles for independence were thwarted first by the French and then by the Americans. We explore the origins of the conflict.

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Of Human Bondage

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Traffic in Garbage

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A Kind of Sharing

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The Flotsam of War

The problems of refugees in Australia and Canada by Bob Hawkins and Wayne Ellwood.

Apartheid's New Home

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A Past to Overcome

Key events in the history of Indochina.

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Coping with Peace

Christine White reports from Vietnam.

Points of view

How the combatants see the conflict.

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Promoting the Image

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The new friends

The strategies of two of the external powers. Murray Hiebert on the US and John Gittings on China.

In the water we are all the same height

Ruth Seitz talks to a family in Laos.

The Road to Kampuchea

Peter Stalker explains the background to today’s crisis.

The Way Ahead

William Shawcross argues for a new Indochina conference.

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In the January-February 2017 issue of New Internationalist Chris Brazier completes a unique journalistic project by returning to the village in Burkina Faso, in west Africa, that he first visited in 1985 while making a film.

He visited in 1995 and 2005 to report on changes in the lives of individuals and on the progress of development in the community. The previous magazines have offered an intriguing insight into the lives of people battling against poverty and have reported on substantial positive changes in the life of the community – from the opening of a health centre and a primary school in the village to the first appearance of mobile phones.

Have the past 11 years of change brought further progress? And are the individuals that we have tracked over the three decades still healthy and happy?

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