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The Mekong Dimension of South Korea’s New Southern Policy with ASEAN
September 11, 2019

The Mekong Dimension of South Korea’s New Southern Policy with ASEAN

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Moon administration is upping its focus on Mekong countries as part of its wider approach to Southeast Asia.

Are Laos’ Land-Linking Dreams a Risky Bet?
September 06, 2019

Are Laos’ Land-Linking Dreams a Risky Bet?

By Fabio Figiaconi
The Lao government aspires to gain centrality in the Greater Mekong Subregion via new infrastructure; but at what price?
A Conversation on the Mekong and a Changing Southeast Asia
August 28, 2019

A Conversation on the Mekong and a Changing Southeast Asia

By Luke Hunt
Luke Hunt speaks to Milton Osborne about the threat to the Mekong River amid a changing environment in the subregion.

Can the US Forge a Stronger Mekong Partnership?
August 06, 2019

Can the US Forge a Stronger Mekong Partnership?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While Washington is trying expand the US role in the Mekong, realizing that goal will require significant efforts.

The Mekong in US Asia Strategy: Opportunities and Challenges 
July 08, 2019

The Mekong in US Asia Strategy: Opportunities and Challenges 

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The subregion is arguably where freedom and openness are under the greatest challenge.

Vietnam and the Mekong’s Synthetic Drug Epidemic
May 02, 2019

Vietnam and the Mekong’s Synthetic Drug Epidemic

By Hai Thanh Luong
Mainland Southeast Asia remains a hotspot for illegal drug manufacturing, and Vietnam is emerging as a transit hub.

Can ASEAN Play a Greater Role in the Mekong Subregion?
January 30, 2019

Can ASEAN Play a Greater Role in the Mekong Subregion?

By Shawn Ho and Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit
ASEAN should aim to be “central” in the Mekong subregion too.
Mekong Military Ties in Focus with Border Exchange
August 30, 2018

Mekong Military Ties in Focus with Border Exchange

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the broader significance of a recent activity.

Laos: New Hydropower Dams, Old Mekong Worries
April 20, 2018

Laos: New Hydropower Dams, Old Mekong Worries

By Tae-jun Kang
As Laos continues its hydropower ambitions, concerns around the future of the Mekong River are only growing.

New Climate Change Fears, Old Mekong Problems
March 21, 2018

New Climate Change Fears, Old Mekong Problems

By Luke Hunt
The evidence continues to pile up on the river’s bleak future.

Mekong Disaster Drills Highlight US-ASEAN Subregional Cooperation
December 14, 2017

Mekong Disaster Drills Highlight US-ASEAN Subregional Cooperation

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Disaster response drills put the spotlight on the subregional component of U.S. ties with the region.
China Conducts Joint Patrol With ASEAN Mekong States
October 31, 2017

China Conducts Joint Patrol With ASEAN Mekong States

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The 63rd iteration of the Mekong joint patrols took place last week.

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