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Regional Roundup for Week of 8.11.2017

Regional Roundup for Week of 8.11.2017


EXSE FOCUS Climate Shifts Aren’t Limited to the Weather – NYT Globalization and technology are changing the world, too. As Washington Tries to Protect Tech, China Could Fight Back – NYT As the Trump administration takes on Beijing over intellectual property, global ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 8.1.17

Regional Roundup for Week of 8.1.17


EXSE FOCUS In China, Despair for Cause of Democracy After Nobel Laureate’s Death – NYT Some activists say the movement is now at its weakest point since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. Climate change will force mass migration of 1 billion ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 7.14.17

Regional Roundup for Week of 7.14.17


EXSE FOCUS Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Dissident Who Won Nobel While Jailed, Dies at 61 – NYT Mr. Liu, who was convicted in 2009 of inciting subversion and sentenced to prison, was given medical parole recently to be treated for late-stage cancer. How ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 6.23.17

Regional Roundup for Week of 6.23.17


EXSE FOCUS Thailand plans to sign electricity accord with Laos and Malaysia – Mekong Eye THAILAND is preparing to sign a tripartite electricity-trading agreement with two neighbouring countries at the upcoming ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting. Reasons to be cheerful, despite Trump ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 6.18.17

Regional Roundup for Week of 6.18.17


EXSE FOCUS World Offers Cautionary Tale for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan – NYT President Trump has called for private money to fund his $1 trillion plan, but similar moves in other countries have faced cost and quality problems. Global demand for coal falls ...

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Taking Cambodian Irrigation to the Extremes: The Vaico River Project

Taking Cambodian Irrigation to the Extremes: The Vaico River Project


In the third and final article of this short series, I highlight the case of a far bigger irrigation project than considered previously, which is quite audacious in its scope and ambitions but has thus far failed to supply any ...

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