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Addressing Climate Change in the Mekong-Ganges Region
August 09, 2021

Addressing Climate Change in the Mekong-Ganges Region

By Lohita Solanki
The newfound attention on climate change at the MGC is a recent development, but a necessary one.

4 Dams on the Upper Mekong in Yunnan, China: 2011-2019
May 05, 2021

4 Dams on the Upper Mekong in Yunnan, China: 2011-2019

By Scott Ezell
Firsthand glimpses of how dam construction changed the river over the course of eight years.
The Flashpoints of Hun Sen’s Cambodia
December 23, 2020

The Flashpoints of Hun Sen’s Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Ou Virak about human rights, China's rise, and the plight of the Mekong River.

Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?
December 23, 2020

Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?

By Tom Fawthrop
Another Mekong dam project threatens to cost the former royal capital its UNESCO World Heritage status.

New Monitoring Platform to Scrutinize China’s Mekong Dams
December 14, 2020

New Monitoring Platform to Scrutinize China’s Mekong Dams

By Sebastian Strangio
The launch comes amid rising controversy over the impact of Chinese dams on downstream nations.

Amid US Criticisms, China Offers Mekong Nations Access to Crucial River Data
October 23, 2020

Amid US Criticisms, China Offers Mekong Nations Access to Crucial River Data

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is a welcome development for downstream nations, but only underlines China's strategic hold over the crucial waterway.

Amid Drought and Flooding, Cambodian Fish Catches, Exports Fall Precipitously
October 21, 2020

Amid Drought and Flooding, Cambodian Fish Catches, Exports Fall Precipitously

By Luke Hunt
Floods follow drought as dams, climate change and illegal fishing take their toll on Southeast Asia's mighty river.
US Official Attacks China’s ‘Manipulation’ of the Mekong
September 04, 2020

US Official Attacks China’s ‘Manipulation’ of the Mekong

By Sebastian Strangio
Southeast Asia’s mighty river is quickly becoming a new front in US-China competition.

The Last Farewell to the Mighty Mekong
September 02, 2020

The Last Farewell to the Mighty Mekong

By Tom Fawthrop
The shrinking Tonle Sap, the river's “beating heart,” is the latest wake-up call of the damage wrought by dams.

China, Southeast Asian Leaders Meet to Discuss the Mekong’s Plight
August 25, 2020

China, Southeast Asian Leaders Meet to Discuss the Mekong’s Plight

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation leaders' meeting discussed the river's dire situation -- and also pushed for a new trade corridor.

An Australian Law Student Sets an Example for the ASEAN Way
August 17, 2020

An Australian Law Student Sets an Example for the ASEAN Way

By Luke Hunt
How to reshape attitudes on issues ranging from the Asian haze to the Mekong River.
The Mekong Dimension of South Korea’s New Southern Policy with ASEAN
September 11, 2019

The Mekong Dimension of South Korea’s New Southern Policy with ASEAN

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Moon administration is upping its focus on Mekong countries as part of its wider approach to Southeast Asia.

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