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Regional Roundup for Week of 3.15.19 and 3.22.19

Regional Roundup for Week of 3.15.19 and 3.22.19


EXSEFOCUSSustaining the heartbeat of the Mekong Basin– China Dialogue The Mekong Riveris often depicted as originating in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Maps show itflowing downstream through China’s southwest, and then forming the borders ofor flowing through Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, before ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 3.8.19

Regional Roundup for Week of 3.8.19


EXSEFOCUSWomen’s rights and river protection – Asia TimesUsually at this time ofyear during the dry season in northern Thailand, the Mekong River recedes, andsand and pebble beaches appear. Covering the pebbles, through the clear andshallow water, one can see the ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 3.1.19

Regional Roundup for Week of 3.1.19


EXSEFOCUSBiodiversity, people’s livelihoods at risk in ChindwinRiver Basin – The Myanmar Times The Chindwin River, the largest tributary ofthe Ayeyarwady River, is vital to the lives of thousands of communities inMyanmar. Its basin ecosystem offers ecological services and biologicaldiversity that provide ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 2.22.19

Regional Roundup for Week of 2.22.19


EXSEFOCUSWaste-to-energy: A renewable opportunity for Southeast Asia? – China Dialogue Southeast Asia’s urban population is projected to rise to nearly 400 million by 2030, requiring significant investment in waste management to cope with the increase in garbage. The growth in ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 2.15.19

Regional Roundup for Week of 2.15.19


EXSE FOCUSThaiKing’s Sister Is Formally Barred From Running for Prime Minister – New York Times Thailand’s election commission on Mondaydisqualified the king’s sister from running for prime minister, formallyputting an end to a candidacy that had briefly upended the nation’s ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 2.8.19

Regional Roundup for Week of 2.8.19


EXSE FOCUSA river’s end – Mekong Review In River Road to China,I wrote of the French colonial explorer Francis Garnier, second in command ofthe great Mekong River Expedition of the 1860s, confessing to having a monomaniedu Mékong, an obsession with the great ...

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