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Can Laos Clear Its Unexploded Bombs?
July 13, 2017

Can Laos Clear Its Unexploded Bombs?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The start of a project highlights Vientiane's continuing struggle with the issue even as it receives foreign assistance.

Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
April 22, 2017

Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor

By Luke Hunt
Raymond Koh's disappearance is worthy of comparisons with Sombath Somphone.
Laos: Reform or Revolution
September 28, 2016

Laos: Reform or Revolution

By David Hutt
What is the likelihood that political change will come to Laos?

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.

Is Laos’ ASEAN Chairmanship a Threat to Southeast Asian Regionalism?
April 15, 2016

Is Laos’ ASEAN Chairmanship a Threat to Southeast Asian Regionalism?

By Kearrin Sims
Laos holds the ASEAN chair at a critical moment -- and that's bad news for Southeast Asia.

Interview: Remembering the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone
December 15, 2015

Interview: Remembering the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone

By John Quinley III
The Diplomat talks with Ng Shui Meng, the wife of disappeared Lao activist Sombath Somphone.

Why the Mekong River Commission May Be In Peril
October 10, 2015

Why the Mekong River Commission May Be In Peril

By Luke Hunt
The future of the body hangs in the balance amid financial and performance concerns.
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
January 06, 2015

Laos’ Holiday Crackdown

By Luke Hunt
The government chose the holiday season to crack down on its ethnic Hmong population.

ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs
December 16, 2014

ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Call issued on anniversary of disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone

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