Iraq Fiasco Erases Memory of Vietnam

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 10, 2014

Only after two disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have the memories of Vietnam finally been erased.




White House Asks Congress for $3.7 Billion for Child Migrant Crisis

Colorlines, News Report, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 08, 2014

The White House has filed a $4 billion request with Congress to manage the flows of tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children who’ve arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border this year, the New York Times reported. The request is nearly double the amount the Obama administration projected when it announced plans to ask for emergency funds.




Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I Found Myself at UC Berkeley

New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jul 01, 2014

How did a mixed race child in rural France end up as a professor of Asian American literature?




A Hidden Tragedy -- Mental Illness and Suicide Among Asian Americans

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 22, 2014

Studies show that suicide is the second leading cause of death for Asian-Americans aged 15-34.




Talking About the Past, and Cooking, With Mother

New America Media, First Person, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 10, 2014

Through old recipes, a son helps a mother with dementia rediscover her old self -- and in the process, helps himself remember the woman she was.




Q&A: Nigeria Kidnappings -- Who Are the ‘Boko Haram?’

New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 07, 2014

Scholar Michael Watts gave NAM the backstory on the radical group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of school girls in Nigeria.




Q&A: Online Portal Documents Vietnam’s Human Rights Abuses

New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 05, 2014

A new English-language online news portal informs readers on the Communist country’s human rights situation.




Foreword: Vietnam 40 Years Later

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Apr 06, 2014

As the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaches, photographer Robert Dodge offers us a compelling new view of Vietnam,




Thailand Has Reached Political Fork in the Road

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 16, 2014

If Thailand's rural-urban divide is bridged, constitutional reform with real shared power will be possible.




The ‘Bamboo Ceiling’: Hollywood Shuns Asians, While New Media Embraces Them

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Jan 26, 2014

Asians have found stardom on social media and reality TV, but continue to be underrepresented on the silver screen.