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Scorched Earth Development in Northern Laos
May 23, 2019

Scorched Earth Development in Northern Laos

By Scott Ezell
A look at dam, Belt and Road, and SEZ projects in “the battery of Southeast Asia.”

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.

Laos Dam Collapse Brings Flood of Questions
July 31, 2018

Laos Dam Collapse Brings Flood of Questions

By Luke Hunt
Incident raises serious questions about the government’s approach.

Can ASEAN Save the Mekong River?
May 05, 2017

Can ASEAN Save the Mekong River?

By Luke Hunt
As discussions continue, the future of one of the world’s greatest rivers is as bleak as ever.

Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam
November 28, 2016

Killing the Mekong, Dam by Dam

By Tom Fawthrop
Regional governments have been underestimating the environmental and economic costs of Mekong dams.

Laos in the ASEAN Spotlight: Opportunities and Challenges
July 23, 2016

Laos in the ASEAN Spotlight: Opportunities and Challenges

By Prashanth Parameswaran
As regional meetings kick off, we need to keep the bigger picture of Vientiane’s chairmanship in mind.
The Power of Power: Laotian Village Generates Its Own Electricity
June 29, 2016

The Power of Power: Laotian Village Generates Its Own Electricity

By Luc Forsyth and Gareth Bright
In a remote mountain village of northern Laos, a community has developed their own electrical grid, yet faces an uncertain future.

Damming the Nam Khan in Laos
May 25, 2016

Damming the Nam Khan in Laos

By Luc Forsyth and Gareth Bright
The Nam Khan river, a major tributary of the Mekong, is being dammed in at least 3 places, displacing thousands.

Drought Fans Tensions Along the Mekong
March 12, 2016

Drought Fans Tensions Along the Mekong

By Luke Hunt
Thailand and Laos trade barbs.

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