Singapore-Kunming Rail Link: A 'Belt and Road' Case Study
June 17, 2016
Singapore-Kunming Rail Link: A 'Belt and Road' Case Study
The Yunnan to Singapore rail link should be a showcase for the Chinese strategy, but it too faces hurdles.
Singapore-Kunming Rail Link: A 'Belt and Road' Case Study
Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants
June 16, 2016
Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants
The expansion of civilization is pushing humans and elephants closer and closer together.
Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants
Damming the Nam Khan in Laos
May 25, 2016
Damming the Nam Khan in Laos
The Nam Khan river, a major tributary of the Mekong, is being dammed in at least 3 places, displacing thousands.
Damming the Nam Khan in Laos
Seeing Landlocked Laos' Sea
May 12, 2016
Seeing Landlocked Laos' Sea
The Nam Ngum dam was Laos’ first major hydropower project, and it resulted in the formation of an immense reservoir--the Laos Sea.
Seeing Landlocked Laos' Sea
Coffee, Kingdoms, and the Peace of Southern Laos
May 04, 2016
Coffee, Kingdoms, and the Peace of Southern Laos
The area around Pakse, the largest city in southern Laos, is best known for its coffee production and the ruins of an ancient empire.
Coffee, Kingdoms, and the Peace of Southern Laos
Making the Most of Fruits of the Khone Falls
April 27, 2016
Making the Most of Fruits of the Khone Falls
Not all living from the waters around the Khone Falls demonstrate concern for the health of the water or its creatures.
Making the Most of Fruits of the Khone Falls
The Mighty Khone Falls of Laos
April 20, 2016
The Mighty Khone Falls of Laos
Near the Laos-Cambodia border, the falls stretch across the breadth of the Mekong.
The Mighty Khone Falls of Laos
Violence Flares in Laos
January 30, 2016
Violence Flares in Laos
Hmong-government violence appears to have picked up again.
Violence Flares in Laos
US Begins 2016 Asia Outreach With Laos
January 25, 2016
US Begins 2016 Asia Outreach With Laos
Laying the groundwork for a presidential visit later this year, John Kerry met with senior Laotian officials.
US Begins 2016 Asia Outreach With Laos
Mekong River Commission Faces Radical Change
January 22, 2016
Mekong River Commission Faces Radical Change
Donors have dropped their funding, forcing a radical restructuring.
Mekong River Commission Faces Radical Change
China’s Air Defense Identification Zone and Lao Airlines Flight QV916
December 15, 2015
China’s Air Defense Identification Zone and Lao Airlines Flight QV916
A curious case of mistrust and misunderstanding in the East China Sea
China’s Air Defense Identification Zone and Lao Airlines Flight QV916
Interview: Chasing A River's Tail
October 07, 2015
Interview: Chasing A River's Tail
Luc Forsyth and Gareth Bright have set out on a journey to follow the Mekong river from sea to source.
Interview: Chasing A River's Tail
First Wild Saola Sighting in 15 Years Gives Conservationists Hope
November 14, 2013
First Wild Saola Sighting in 15 Years Gives Conservationists Hope
The critically endangered mammal was photographed in Vietnam.
First Wild Saola Sighting in 15 Years Gives Conservationists Hope
Xayaburi Dam Threatens Mekong River’s Giant Catfish
June 24, 2013
Xayaburi Dam Threatens Mekong River’s Giant Catfish
The Xayaburi Dam poses a problem for the Mekong River’s fish and the people living beside it.
Xayaburi Dam Threatens Mekong River’s Giant Catfish
More North Koreans Hiding in Laos
June 11, 2013
More North Koreans Hiding in Laos
Many fear that 20 North Koreans, hiding in South Korea’s Vientiane embassy, could be deported.
More North Koreans Hiding in Laos
Laos Approved for U.S. $5 Billion Loan for Rail Project
April 18, 2013
Laos Approved for U.S. $5 Billion Loan for Rail Project
Laos has just gone deeper into debt with a U.S. $5 billion loan to build a Thailand-Vietnam rail link.
Laos Approved for U.S. $5 Billion Loan for Rail Project
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