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Is Laos Really Getting Tough on Crime?
March 29, 2018
Is Laos Really Getting Tough on Crime?
Any attempt to evaluate the government's performance must recognize that the approach can cut both ways.
Is Laos Really Getting Tough on Crime?
Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
February 16, 2018
Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
A closer look at an important issue for one of the region's poorest countries.
Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
Construction of Thailand-China Railway Finally Gets Underway
December 28, 2017
Construction of Thailand-China Railway Finally Gets Underway
Obstacles, particularly in Laos, persist.
Construction of Thailand-China Railway Finally Gets Underway
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
October 12, 2017
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
Trade negotiators are meeting next week in South Korea to discuss the RCEP, which could impact billions of lives.
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
What is the Future of Integration and Inequality in ASEAN?
September 15, 2017
What is the Future of Integration and Inequality in ASEAN?
Southeast Asia should be more conscious of inequality now while it is still rapidly developing.
What is the Future of Integration and Inequality in ASEAN?
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
January 06, 2017
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
How did the United States' foreign policy efforts in the Asia-Pacific pan out under the Obama administration?
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears
November 11, 2016
New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears
A third mainstream dam raises the threat posed to the river's future.
New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears
The Changing Face of ASEAN
September 15, 2016
The Changing Face of ASEAN
Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam offer an unlikely breath of fresh air.
The Changing Face of ASEAN
Thailand's Future After the Constitutional Referendum
August 27, 2016
Thailand's Future After the Constitutional Referendum
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss Thailand's new constitution and upcoming Asian summits.
Thailand's Future After the Constitutional Referendum
After the Big South China Sea Verdict, What Will ASEAN Say?
June 30, 2016
After the Big South China Sea Verdict, What Will ASEAN Say?
ASEAN foreign ministers will convene days after the highly anticipated South China Sea verdict drops. What will they say?
After the Big South China Sea Verdict, What Will ASEAN Say?
The Power of Power: Laotian Village Generates Its Own Electricity
June 29, 2016
The Power of Power: Laotian Village Generates Its Own Electricity
In a remote mountain village of northern Laos, a community has developed their own electrical grid, yet faces an uncertain future.
The Power of Power: Laotian Village Generates Its Own Electricity
Just How United <em>Is</em> ASEAN Against China Over the South China Sea?
June 24, 2016
Just How United Is ASEAN Against China Over the South China Sea?
Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss ASEAN unity and North Korea's recent Musudan missile testing.
Just How United Is ASEAN Against China Over the South China Sea?
Singapore-Kunming Rail Link: A 'Belt and Road' Case Study
June 17, 2016
Singapore-Kunming Rail Link: A 'Belt and Road' Case Study
The Yunnan to Singapore rail link should be a showcase for the Chinese strategy, but it too faces hurdles.
Singapore-Kunming Rail Link: A 'Belt and Road' Case Study
Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants
June 16, 2016
Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants
The expansion of civilization is pushing humans and elephants closer and closer together.
Laos: The Land of a Million Elephants
Damming the Nam Khan in Laos
May 25, 2016
Damming the Nam Khan in Laos
The Nam Khan river, a major tributary of the Mekong, is being dammed in at least 3 places, displacing thousands.
Damming the Nam Khan in Laos
Seeing Landlocked Laos' Sea
May 12, 2016
Seeing Landlocked Laos' Sea
The Nam Ngum dam was Laos’ first major hydropower project, and it resulted in the formation of an immense reservoir--the Laos Sea.
Seeing Landlocked Laos' Sea
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