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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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