Archives par mot-clé : diplomatie

Christopher Goscha : 1er septembre 1966 – Le discours de Phnom Penh

[ndlr] Article à lire sur le site de l’auteur. Christopher Goscha est Professeur agrégé au département d’histoire à l’université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Il a récemment publié une « nouvelle histoire du Viêt-Nam ».

En visite au Cambodge, De Gaulle défie les Américains en proclamant « le droit des peuples à disposer d’eux-mêmes ». Rendue possible par la fin de la guerre d’Algérie, cette révolution diplomatique est le fruit d’une lente maturation, qui le voit rompre avec une politique étrangère séculaire braquée sur l’empire. Mais il n’ira pas jusqu’à abandonner les possessions françaises dans le Pacifique : elles sont trop nécessaires à la dissuasion nucléaire et à l’indépendance qu’il revendique en pleine guerre froide.

Lire l’article : 1er septembre 1966 : Le Discours de Phnom Penh (PDF) in L’histoire de France vue d’ailleurs, Paris, Les Arènes, 2016, pp. 556-569.

Sophie Quinn-Judge : The Third Force in the Vietnam War: The Elusive Search for Peace 1954-75 [parution]

[ndlr] Avis de parution d’une nouvelle étude l’historienne Sophie Quinn-Judge. Présentation de l’éditeur.

It was the conflict that shocked America and the world, but the struggle for peace is central to the history of the Vietnam War. Rejecting the idea that war between Hanoi and the US was inevitable, the author traces North Vietnam’s programs for a peaceful reunification of their nation from the 1954 Geneva negotiations up to the final collapse of the Saigon government in 1975. She also examines the ways that groups and personalities in South Vietnam responded by crafting their own peace proposals, in the hope that the Vietnamese people could solve their disagreements by engaging in talks without outside interference. While most of the writing on peacemaking during the Vietnam War concerns high-level international diplomacy, Sophie Quinn-Judge reminds us of the courageous efforts of southern Vietnamese, including Buddhists, Catholics, students and citizens, to escape the unprecedented destruction that the US war brought to their people. The author contends that US policymakers showed little regard for the attitudes of the South Vietnamese population when they took over the war effort in 1964 and sent in their own troops to fight it in 1965.

A unique contribution of this study is the interweaving of developments in South Vietnamese politics with changes in the balance of power in Hanoi; both of the Vietnamese combatants are shown to evolve towards greater rigidity as the war progresses, while the US grows increasingly committed to President Thieu in Saigon, after the election of Richard Nixon. Not even the signing of the 1973 Paris Peace Agreement could blunt US support for Thieu and his obstruction of the peace process. The result was a difficult peace in 1975, achieved by military might rather than reconciliation, and a new realization of the limits of American foreign policy.

Sophie Quinn-Judge is the Associate Director of the Centre for Vietnamese History at Temple University. She was for many years a South East Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and for The Guardian. One of the foremost scholars of the Vietnam War, she taught for many years at the LSE and SOAS.

Ref. : Quinn-Judge, Sophie, The Third Force in the Vietnam War: The Elusive Search for Peace 1954-75, London, I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2017, 336 p. ISBN: 9781784535971

Source : I.B.Tauris


Le Hong Hiep : Obama’s Visit to Vietnam Gave Many Important Immediate and Long-term Outcomes

[ndlr] Signalement d’une analyse de Le Hong Hiep (ISEAS) sur les nouvelles perspectives américano-vietnamiennes.


• The milestone visit by US President Barrack Obama to Vietnam on 22-25 June 2016 gave immediate and important results.

• Most noteworthy was the decision by the US to fully lift its long-standing lethal arms embargo on Vietnam. Other significant outcomes include Vietjet’s contract to buy 100 aircraft from Boeing; Vietnam’s granting of a license for the establishment of the US-funded Fulbright University Vietnam; and Vietnam’s formal permission for the US Peace Corps to operate in the country.

• The military impact of the lifting of the embargo is limited, however, as Vietnam is unlikely to enter into any major arms deal with the US any time soon. For now, instead of importing US weapons, Hanoi will probably focus on acquiring US military equipment to enhance its maritime capabilities.

• However, the indication of a stronger rapprochement between the two countries, tending towards a de facto security partnership, has political and strategic implications that are more important than military ones.

• This should worry China more than the arms that Vietnam may purchase from the US after the ban is removed.

• The lifting of the ban will have minimal military impact on other ASEAN member states, however, and the deepened relationship between Hanoi and Washington can be expected to either add momentum to the strengthening of US-ASEAN ties or further polarize ASEAN countries, especially if Beijing responds by expanding its strategic influence over some of them.

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Source : ISEAS Perspective

Andrew Hardy: Commerce et diplomatie dans les relations plaine-montagne au centre Vietnam [CASE 28/11/2014]

[ndlr] Prochain séminaire du CASE avec l’historien Andrew Hardy.


Séminaire de Master — Histoire sociale de l’Asie du Sud-Est à l’époque moderne

La double légitimation des pouvoirs aux époques moderne et contemporaine

Grégory Mikaelian (CNRS – UMR 8170) et Emmanuel Poisson (U. Paris Diderot – UMR 7219)


Vendredi 28 novembre de 14 h à 16 h

« Commerce et diplomatie dans les relations plaine-montagne au centre Vietnam : la muraille de Quang Ngai (XIXe siècle) »

Andrew Hardy (École française d’Extrême-Orient / CNRS, Centre Asie du Sud-Est)

Salle : 475 C

Université Paris Diderot

Bâtiment des Grands Moulins – Aile C – 4e étage

16 rue Marguerite Duras

75013 Paris