Video On Demand

Nothing is Impossible: America's Reconciliation with Vietnam

August 26, 2021 • 9:00 – 10:00 am EDT

The CSIS Southeast Asia Program is pleased to host Ted Osius, former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam from 2014 to 2017, for an event highlighting the launch of his new book, Nothing is Impossible: America's Reconciliation with Vietnam. Ambassador Osius was at the forefront of U.S. policy at a time when relations with Vietnam were strengthening amid deepening economic and security ties. His book recounts the diplomatic history of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship and progress toward reconciliation in the wake of a lengthy war that cost nearly 60,000 American and more than 3 million Vietnamese lives. Serving as a diplomat for over 30 years, Ambassador Osius was one of the first U.S. diplomats to work at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi following the normalization of relations in the 1990s. Join us as he provides a personal account of the role of international diplomacy in advancing the United States' relationship with one of its most important partners in the Indo-Pacific.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Gregory B. Poling
Senior Fellow and Director, Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative