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Regional Roundup for Week of 6.21.18

Regional Roundup for Week of 6.21.18


EXSE FOCUS Thai energy review could lead to suspension of Mekong dam–The Third Pole A major energy review by Thailand has delayed the launch of a controversial dam on the Mekong. This could lead to further questions about future hydropower projects ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 6.8.18

Regional Roundup for Week of 6.8.18


EXSE FOCUS Power capacity reserve to be raised–Bangkok Post Thailand's 15% electricity generation capacity reserve will be increased following a recent power outage in the Northeast, says Energy Minister Siri Jirapongphan.//Mixed signals from Thailand's Energy Ministry which is currently revising its ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 5.25.18


EXSE FOCUS Leaked report warns Cambodia's biggest dam could 'literally kill' Mekong river–The guardian Government-commissioned report says proposed site at Sambor reach is the ‘worst possible place’ for hydropower due to impact on wildlife. The report, which was commissioned by the ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 5.10.18

Regional Roundup for Week of 5.10.18


EXSE FOCUS Roping in China to deal with challenges of the Mekong–The Third Pole In a candid interview, the head of Mekong River Commission, Pham Tuan Phan, talks about how important it is to involve China to sustainably develop the river ...

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Surgeons, doctors and nurses from the armed forces of India, Malaysia and the U.S. began providing care to simulated casualties at the Level 2 hospital site in Muara, Brunei Darussalam, June 18 as part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief and Military Medicine Exercise (AHMX). The multilateral exercise provides a platform for regional partner nations to address shared security challenges, strengthen defense cooperation, enhance interoperability and promote stability in the region.

Regional Roundup for Week of 5.3.18


EXSE FOCUS 32nd ASEAN Summit: Analysis and key takeaways–The ASEAN Post Leaders adopted the ASEAN Leaders' Vision for a Resilient and Innovative ASEAN which sets forth the association’s goals for the year while also taking into account shifting geopolitical and economic ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 4.26.18

Regional Roundup for Week of 4.26.18


EXSE FOCUS China's Belt and Road poised to transform the Earth, but at what cost?–Mongabay China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the largest infrastructure project ever embarked upon in world history. While BRI poses new and grave environmental threats, if managed ...

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