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Regional Roundup for Week of 2.23.2017

Regional Roundup for Week of 2.23.2017


This week, stakeholders from Mekong region attended Regional Stakeholder Forum in Luang Prabang to discuss Laos’s Pak Beng Dam. The Thai government changed it’s mind on Krabi clean energy plant. Meanwhile, China banned North Korean coal. And the US-China disputes ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 2.16.2017

Regional Roundup for Week of 2.16.2017


The US has retreated from the TPP, but the multilateral trade deal may still be alive.Laos’s Pak Beng dam is likely to start within months, however, residents in the area still know little about it. Also, Trump finally spoke to ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 2.10.2017

Regional Roundup for Week of 2.10.2017


This week, the world’s attention is still on US-China relations. China’s Foreign Minister responded to Steve Bannon’s prediction of a US-China war in the South China Sea. The future of US-China relations remains unclear. In the meantime, UN released report ...

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Review: A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of the Military CIA

Review: A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of the Military CIA


Joshua Kurlantzick’s new book, A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of the Military CIA explains why for the CIA, Laos was never a great place to wage a war. It is yet another ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 2.2.2017

Regional Roundup for Week of 2.2.2017


This week, the Trump Administration continues hitting the headlines - the U.S-China dispute over the South China Sea is still making the world guessing; Trump’s decision to withdraw from TPP carries geopolitical implications for China and other Asian countries; and ...

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Dual High Speed Railways Usher in New Era for Yunnan

Dual High Speed Railways Usher in New Era for Yunnan


The Spring City, once famous for its laid-back lifestyle, made another leap toward modernity at the turn of the new year. Kunming South Railway Station, officially opened December 28, is the last stop on the Shanghai-Kunming High-speed Railway. The new ...

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