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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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Regional Roundup for Week of 1.5.2017

Regional Roundup for Week of 1.5.2017


ExSE Focus Briefing: A Call for Strategic, Basin-wide Energy Planning in Laos – Stimson Center A new approach in Lao PDR would maintain the existing focus on exporting electricity to regional markets but also include setting a realistic target of total ...

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The fight for the Salween, might river still running free

The fight for the Salween, might river still running free


In a world where most of the great rivers have been dammed for hydropower, the good news coming out of China is that the spectacular Nu/Salween, one of the last undammed rivers in Asia, will retain its pristine course roaring ...

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Riding a white elephant: Theresa May chooses a path of nuclear dependency and energy uncertainty over sustainability

Riding a white elephant: Theresa May chooses a path of nuclear dependency and energy uncertainty over sustainability


  Earlier this year, I wrote an article for ExSE making a number of connections between Laos’s Nam Theun 2 (NT2) hydropower project’s development history and that of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power station’s proposed development in Somerset, United ...

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Regional Roundup for the final week of 2016

Regional Roundup for the final week of 2016


Happy New Year 2017 and Good Riddance to 2016 from East by Southeast! EXSE FOCUS 12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That’ll Matter in 2017 The Diplomat Here's wishing the Asia-Pacific a happy and prosperous new year. Watch these issues ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 12.17.16

Regional Roundup for Week of 12.17.16


EXSE FOCUS Today, our focus is on protests in Southeast Asia that are related to environmental concerns. In Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and China, civil society groups have made headlines for pressuring their governments to stop future environmental destruction or to address ...

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