Amanda Demmer

Assistant Professor of History at Virginia Tech (USA). Author of After Saigon’s Fall: Refugees and US-Vietnamese Relations, 1975–2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2021).


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In the aftermath of war

An interview with Amanda Demmer

Comparisons to the evacuation of Saigon fail to account for the speed and scale of the Afghanistan collapse and the shock it has caused the US public. However, the post-war history of the Vietnam war may point to how the Afghan refugee issue offers the US a chance to redeem itself, and how, despite persistent hostilities, diplomatic relations could normalize.