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2018/08/17 | The Third Pole
OPINION: Laos Dam Disaster Offers Chance to Reassess Renewables Plan
The decision to suspend hydropower projects offers Laos a chance to work with international partners and switch to less environmentally impactful renewables.
2018/07/25 | TIME
Laos Hydropower Dam Collapses, Hundreds Missing
Hundreds are missing and several are presumed dead after a hydropower dam collapsed in southern Laos on Monday night. About 6,600 people have been displaced by flooding.
2018/05/15 | Policy Forum
How Southeast Asia Can Avoid Dutch Disease
The likes of Laos and Myanmar can avoid the middle-income trap by establishing mechanisms to invest their resource-driven revenues.
2017/08/02 | Brad Adams
OPINION: Urgent Investigation Needed into Shocking Abduction of Thai Activist in Laos
Wuthipong was put in a car and driven away to an unknown location while his wife and his friend were left at the scene
2017/05/04 | Morley J Weston
INFOGRAPHIC: Southeast Asia’s Electricity Paradox
Lights Out: Several countries in the region are exporting electricity before supplying it to their own people.
2017/02/14 | Hunter Marston
Lifting the Shadows on a Secret War
BOOK REVIEW: Joshua Kurlantzick's 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA' (New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017), reviewed by Hunter Marston.
2016/12/08 | Patrick Jory
Thailand’s Lèse Majesté Crackdown Creeps Across Borders
Numerous critics of Thailand’s military regime charged with lèse majesté remain in exile in neighboring Laos and Cambodia.
2016/12/07 | Charles Vest
Hydropower in the Mekong: an Alternative Approach
Laos needs to rethink its aggressive hydropower plans as new markets and technologies create an opportunity to change course.
2016/09/08 | Helen Clark
The US Push to Clean Up the Bombs it Left Behind in Laos
Recently the U.S. has substantially increased its spending on UXO clean-up in both Laos and Vietnam. Why now?
2016/09/07 | Olivia Yang
Fears of Censorship Overshadow US-ASEAN Laos Meeting
An international human rights organization says reports by foreign media 'will have to be approved by a censor before publication' during the three-day summit in Vientiane.
2016/06/24 | Milton Osborne
A Bad Dry Season on the Mekong
The waters of the Tonle Sap in Cambodia have fallen to one of the lowest levels in generations, while a dramatic increase in saltwater incursions into Vietnam’s Mekong Delta threaten fish caches and agricultural production.
Protestors Storm The Streets Before Xi's Visit to Vietnam
Videos posted online show scuffles between protesters and security forces in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. One person with a bloodied face is heard shouting, “This is the bloodstain of Xi Jinping! I was beaten up because of Xi Jinping.”