Mark Pham works in international relations and global business development. He grew up in Orange County, California. His interests include learning about behavioral economics, foreign languages, and attending local community festivals.

A Cold War Divorce
By Mark Pham

My parents’ marriage ended along the same timeline as the fall of the Berlin Wall: cracking apart in 1989, formally dismantling around 1990, and all but gone by 1991. While East and West Berliners were celebrating their reunification, my mother and my father mourned their divorce.