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What People are Saying

“The subject is intrinsically important. The best features of the book are Gaiduk’s utilization of archival documents. I found the materials on Geneva and Laos to be truly fascinating—I was learning as I turned each page.”—Larry Berman, University of California, Davis, and author of No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger, and Betrayal in Vietnam

“From the time of the war itself, jounalists and scholars have attempted to decipher Soviet policy toward the conflicts in Vietnam and Laos from printed sources, mostly the Soviet press and speeches of top Soviet leaders. This is the first work solidly grounded in Soviet archival material. It will immediately supplant all prior studies on the subject.”—George Herring, University of Kentucky

“...the book is excellent, well researched and written, providing a perceptive analysis of this complicated crisis.”—The International History Review

“Gaiduk’s clearly written and well-researched study is a rich and substantial contribution to the literature of the Vietnam War.”—Journal of Asian Studies

Chapter List

1. The Origins

2. To Divide or Not to Divide

3. Making Peace at Geneva

4. From Support to Cooperation

5. Neither Peace nor War

6. If the Fractured Friendship Collapses

7. Crisis in Laos

8. Back to Geneva

9. A Disposition to War

About Woodrow Wilson Center Press

Woodrow Wilson Center Press publishes books by fellows, other resident scholars, and staff written in substantial part at the Wilson Center.