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Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Dilemma
March 11, 2019

Myanmar’s Myitsone Dam Dilemma

By Tom Fawthrop
As the unpopular project sits in limbo, the government has to choose between upsetting China and enraging its own people.

The Trouble With the Lancang Mekong Cooperation Forum
December 19, 2018

The Trouble With the Lancang Mekong Cooperation Forum

By Shang-su Wu
The LMC was born from China’s unilateral dam building, but that same fact may also undermine the forum in the end.
Laos' Dam Disaster May Not Be Its Last
August 02, 2018

Laos' Dam Disaster May Not Be Its Last

By Tom Fawthrop
The cost-cutting and lack of oversight that led to the dam's collapse plague other hydropower projects across the country.

China and Laos' Dam Disaster
August 02, 2018

China and Laos' Dam Disaster

By Shannon Tiezzi
There are strong political motives behind China's fast response.

Is Vietnam in for Another Devastating Drought?
February 08, 2017

Is Vietnam in for Another Devastating Drought?

By Nguyen Minh Quang
Lessons learned from last year's disaster can shape a climate-resilient approach in the Mekong Delta.

China's Myanmar Dam Hypocrisy
January 28, 2017

China's Myanmar Dam Hypocrisy

By Tom Fawthrop
China is preserving the ecology of the Nu River within its borders. Downstream in Myanmar, it's a different story.

East Asia’s Last Undammed River
June 13, 2016

East Asia’s Last Undammed River

By Tom Fawthrop
The Salween is one of the last major rivers undammed along its entire course. Can it stay that way?
China and the Mekong Delta: Water Savior or Water Tyrant?
March 23, 2016

China and the Mekong Delta: Water Savior or Water Tyrant?

By Margaret Zhou
Don't be fooled by reports about China discharging water to alleviate drought along the Mekong.

Water Wars: China, India and the Great Dam Rush
April 03, 2015

Water Wars: China, India and the Great Dam Rush

By Sudha Ramachandran
The construction of dams on major rivers has serious implications for millions living downstream.

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