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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?

The Only Way to End Corruption in Laos
July 10, 2019

The Only Way to End Corruption in Laos

By David Hutt
A true elimination of the problem will only come with broader political change in the country.
Laos Deports 3 Detained US Missionaries, Evangelical Group Claims
April 19, 2019

Laos Deports 3 Detained US Missionaries, Evangelical Group Claims

By Associated Press
U.S.-based group says three American volunteers who were detained for proselytizing have been freed and deported.

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.

How Worried Should Laos Be About Its Debt Problems?
July 13, 2018

How Worried Should Laos Be About Its Debt Problems?

By David Hutt
The issue poses significant challenges for the Southeast Asian state’s future trajectory.

Is Laos Really Getting Tough on Crime?
March 29, 2018

Is Laos Really Getting Tough on Crime?

By David Hutt
Any attempt to evaluate the government's performance must recognize that the approach can cut both ways.

Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
February 16, 2018

Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters

By Erin Cook
A closer look at an important issue for one of the region's poorest countries.
Construction of Thailand-China Railway Finally Gets Underway
December 28, 2017

Construction of Thailand-China Railway Finally Gets Underway

By Luke Hunt
Obstacles, particularly in Laos, persist.

5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
October 12, 2017

5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet

By Sam Cossar-Gilbert
Trade negotiators are meeting next week in South Korea to discuss the RCEP, which could impact billions of lives.

What is the Future of Integration and Inequality in ASEAN?
September 15, 2017

What is the Future of Integration and Inequality in ASEAN?

By Aédán Mordecai
Southeast Asia should be more conscious of inequality now while it is still rapidly developing.

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

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
How did the United States' foreign policy efforts in the Asia-Pacific pan out under the Obama administration?
New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears
November 11, 2016

New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears

By Luke Hunt
A third mainstream dam raises the threat posed to the river's future.

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