Today, 7 August 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Passed by Congress in response to a series of events known as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, this joint resolution would serve as the legal basis for the US war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
How did human rights activists make this topic a key element of both late Cold War diplomacy and of détente?
SHAFR member Sarah Snyder discusses this issue in a 2011 panel discussion held at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
"Structure, Contingency, and the Vietnam War"
The 2014 SHAFR Presidential Address, given on Friday, June 20, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky
Fredrik Logevall is SHAFR President and the Stephen and Madeline Anbinder Professor of History and Vice Provost for International Affairs, Cornell University.
The latest issue of Diplomatic History (vol 38:3) includes Andrew Preston’s Bernath Lecture, and original articles from Brian Rouleau, Meredith Oyen, Travis J. Hardy, Kornel Chang, Asa McKercher, Christian Philip Peterson, and Ussama Makdisi.
The Minutes for the SHAFR Council meeting held on 19 June 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky are now available. SHAFR business conducted at the meeting included discussions of SHAFR finances, publications, annual meetings, grant programs, teaching initatives, and more.