What Biden should learn from Indochina | Curio

What Biden should learn from Indochina

10 mins | May 7, 2021

The cost of maintaining the status quo is higher than drastic policy change. Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan has been subject to many debates. But will he regret it? As social commentators draw on the US President's past experiences to understand his justification, some see a better yet unexpected analogy: France’s withdrawal from Indochina in 1954. Nicolas Blarel and Sumit Ganguly explore how both events surprisingly parallel each other.

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