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The Mekong Delta Needs a Strategic Shift toward Sustainability


The rice yielding Mekong Delta of Vietnam needs to be less yielding in rice to develop economically. In other words, over-reliance on a single crop is now viewed as a market risk. At least, this was the consensus reached at ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 12.15.17

Regional Roundup for Week of 12.15.17


EXSE FOCUS Dam, mining destabilizing Mekong Delta – Study – SciDevNet The drastic reduction in sediment flow in the Mekong River is threatening the stability of the delta and the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on its resources, says ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 9.22.17

Regional Roundup for Week of 9.22.17


EXSE FOCUS Top Myanmar general defends military’s ‘clearance operations’ as 400,000 Rohingya flee bloodshed – SCMP Myanmar’s army chief has urged the country to unite over the “issue” of the Rohingya, a Muslim group he says has no roots in the ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 9.7.17

Regional Roundup for Week of 9.7.17


EXSE FOCUS Cambodia Charges Opposition Leader Kem Sokha With Treason  – New York Times The president of the Cambodia National Rescue was formally charged with treason after being accused by the country’s authoritarian government of plotting to overthrow its leaders with ...

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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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