Mark Ashwill

Mark A. Ashwill is an international educator who has lived in Vietnam since 2005. He is an associate member of Veterans for Peace Chapter 160. Ashwill blogs at An International Educator in Viet Nam and can be reached at

International Educators Must End Their Silence on Gaza

Godspeed to George William Cooper, Activist and Purveyor of Kindness

Let’s Ditch the Binaries and Join the ‘All of Humanity’ Club

Death by System: A Two-Generation Tale of Loss and Betrayal

A Vietnamese American Poet’s Slide Down the Slippery Slope of Hatred

Isn’t It Time to Shut Down the Fake Credentials Industry?

Militancy for an Existential Cause: Environmental Protection in Vietnam

The Man Who Exposed the Truth About the Tiger Cages: Donald Sanders Luce (1934-2022)

We’re Here Because the US Was There

The Costs of Unlimited Growth: A View from Vietnam

They Hate US ‘Cause They Ain’t US!

If You See Something, Say Something®

Gun Violence: an International Educator’s Moral Quandary

“Nothing is Impossible” Finds It Impossible to Tell the Truth About Vietnam

A Call for Universal Empathy: We are the “Other”

Settler-Colonialism in a Cross-Cultural Perspective

Former US Ambassador to Viet Nam Chooses Expediency Over Integrity Time and Again

The Latest Chapter in Vietnam’s Valiant Battle Against the Delta Variant

Of Spirits, Martyrs & Legends: the Magic & Sorrow of Vietnam’s Côn Sơn Island

Constructive Criticism Rooted in Respect: A View from Vietnam

Patriotism and Pollution: Making Environmental Protection a Priority in Vietnam

Freedom of Speech According to the Gospel of Koch

Dishonor by Association: A Red, White, and Blue Object Lesson

Whatever Happened to Internationalism?

Of Class Rings, Bone Fragments and Fish Ponds: the Interminable Search for US MIAs in Vietnam

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam Revisited

Trumpism is Exactly Who Many of US Are

Balancing Solidarity & Individualism in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: a View from Vietnam

Promoting Study in the USA in Trying Times

Vietnam Criticized for Its First-Round Victory Over COVID-19

A Letter From Viet Nam on the Occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the End of the War

View From Vietnam: COVID-19 Reminds the World That Trump Has No Clothes

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Do as the Vietnamese Do

Why Constructive Criticism of the US is Not Anti-American

Playing Geopolitical Whack-a-Mole: The Viet Nam Flag Issue Revisited

Reflections on General Giap and the End of an Era in Vietnam

Whose Bread I Eat, His Song I Sing: An International Education Nonprofit and a Devil’s Bargain

Coming to Terms with the Past by Honoring Historical Truth: The Case of Fulbright University Vietnam

Albright & Powell to Speak at Major International Education Conference: What Were They Thinking?

On the Outside Looking In: an American in Vietnam

The Metamorphosis of International Students Into Honorary US Nationalists: a View from Viet Nam

A “Patriotic” Education Study Abroad Program in Viet Nam: God Bless America, Right or Wrong!

Vietnam: North/South and the Party Line

The Latest Fake News on Vietnam

More Demons Unleashed After Fulbright University Vietnam Official Drops Rhetorical Bombshells

If I Were US Ambassador to Vietnam…

The Fat Lady Finally Sings: Bob Kerrey Quietly Resigns from Fulbright University Vietnam Leadership Position

Just Because the Golden Arches are in Vietnam Doesn’t Mean the US Won the War

“Freedom isn’t Free” in the Land of the Delusional & the Home of the Duped

What Were They Thinking? Bob Kerrey and Fulbright University