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Ratings Agency Announces Pending Withdrawal of Rating for Laos
August 31, 2022

Ratings Agency Announces Pending Withdrawal of Rating for Laos

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision by the Fitch ratings agency testifies to the depth and unpredictability of the country's current economic crisis.

Why Vietnam Should be Worried About Laos’ Economic Crisis
July 22, 2022

Why Vietnam Should be Worried About Laos’ Economic Crisis

By Khang Vu
The country's travails could deepen China's influence and destabilize the longstanding alliance between Hanoi and Vientiane.
Laos Is On the Brink of Sovereign Bankruptcy
June 28, 2022

Laos Is On the Brink of Sovereign Bankruptcy

By Luke Hunt
Debt, wealth inequality, and corruption will keep the country poor.

Laos-China Railway Inaugurated Amid Mounting Debt Concerns
December 03, 2021

Laos-China Railway Inaugurated Amid Mounting Debt Concerns

By Sebastian Strangio
The $5.9 billion railway, an impressive feat of Chinese engineering, is set to tie Laos ever closer to its northern neighbor.

Laos-China Railway on Track for December Opening: Official
August 16, 2021

Laos-China Railway on Track for December Opening: Official

By Sebastian Strangio
The completion of the railway will deepen China's influence over the landlocked nation of seven million.

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?

Damming the Nam Tha in Northern Laos
June 18, 2016

Damming the Nam Tha in Northern Laos

By Scott Ezell
The transformation of a river, and community, before and after dam construction begins in earnest.
A First: China Turns Back Commercial Flight For Violating East China Sea ADIZ Rules
July 30, 2015

A First: China Turns Back Commercial Flight For Violating East China Sea ADIZ Rules

By Ankit Panda
China's enforcement of its East China Sea air defense identification zone (ADIZ) is starting to work out.

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