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Regional Roundup for Week of 12.2.16

Regional Roundup for Week of 12.2.16


This special News Digest compiles the major headlines from the past two weeks. Much to pay attention to in Southeast Asia during these weeks: Ethnic violence in Myanmar continues to worsen, eliciting responses from around the region, particularly in Malaysia ...

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Hydropower in Laos: An Alternative Approach

Hydropower in Laos: An Alternative Approach


It’s time to take another look at the future of energy in Southeast Asia. A report published in September by the Stimson Center, a D.C.-based think tank, challenges prevailing notions about the future of hydropower in the Mekong subregion, an area ...

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US President Barack Obama speaking to a crowd of Lao youth in Vientiane. Photo: USAID Flickr page

The US-Lao relationship: Don't you forget about me


When considering US foreign policy in Laos, we cannot help but wonder whether President-elect Donald Trump has ever thought about small Southeast Asian country. It would be a mistake for the incoming administration to ignore the significance of the new opportunities ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 11.19.16

Regional Roundup for Week of 11.19.16


Last week, the Trump headlines that dominated most newspapers and news sites were simply too upsetting to engage with in any depth. This week, we’re diving head-first into the fallout from the US election and finding absurd headlines that would ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 11.13.16

Regional Roundup for Week of 11.13.16


R.I.P. US Rebalance to the Asia Pacific EXSE FOCUS  Asia, a Target of Trump’s Criticism, Greets His Election With Caution—New York Times Donald J. Trump has had harsh words for China and other nations, but the question for the region now is ...

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Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte at the Signing of the Sister City Agreement held in STRIKE Gymnasium, Bacoor City, Cavite.
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Regional Roundup for Week of 10.23.2016


EXSE FOCUS In Western Myanmar, a Lockdown and Fears of More Violence—New York Times Aid work has ceased in the north of Rakhine State after attacks on police officers, and videos purporting to show local Muslims urging jihad have added to ...

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