Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Laos is ignoring significant concerns of its neighbours on Mekong dams

Vientiane is not acting in good faith; reckless plan for Don sahong dam will have huge repercussions The charade over whether to proceed with...

Laos’ Holiday Crackdown

Governments have a long and dubious history of hiding behind the skirts of religious festivities once decisions are made to carry out undesirable jobs,...

Major Meeting Over Contentious Laos Dam Scheduled

PHNOM PENH - The Vientiane-based Mekong River Commission will hold a regional public consultation on a controversial dam project in Laos later this month. The...

Powerhouse Laos Offers Burma a Fix to Electricity Woes

Burma’s chronic lack of electricity to power its economic development could be solved from an unlikely source—underdeveloped Laos. Laos has just 6.8 million people and...

The decline of Lao civil society

Cakes, States and Civil Society It is paradoxical that while most interpretations of civil society include autonomy from the state as a central characteristic, the...