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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.
Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam Hold Trilateral Security Meeting
August 29, 2019

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam Hold Trilateral Security Meeting

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction highlighted ongoing efforts by the three countries to advance security collaboration despite lingering challenges.

A Conversation on the Mekong and a Changing Southeast Asia
August 28, 2019

A Conversation on the Mekong and a Changing Southeast Asia

By Luke Hunt
Luke Hunt speaks to Milton Osborne about the threat to the Mekong River amid a changing environment in the subregion.

Something Is Very Wrong on the Mekong River
August 26, 2019

Something Is Very Wrong on the Mekong River

By Tom Fawthrop
This year's drought is just a preview of more dire problems to come if government don't change course.

Mekong River Strikes Another Record Low
August 20, 2019

Mekong River Strikes Another Record Low

By Luke Hunt
Recent developments have once again spotlighted the river's growing plight.
The World's Third Pole Is Melting
March 28, 2019

The World's Third Pole Is Melting

By Dechen Palmo
How can Asian countries survive without Tibetan glaciers and water?

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