The Mekong: troubled waters in autocratic lands

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The Mekong: troubled waters in autocratic lands

For the Mekong countries, including Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam, 2018 was a big year both domestically and regionally. Key developments from last year will inevitably continue to shape the politics of the region in 2019. In terms of domestic affairs, the most worrying trend is the consolidation of autocratic power in almost all […]

Thailand ramps up relief efforts to devastated Lao communities (HD video) *updated

The Thailand government has rushed rescue teams and medical personnel to devastated communities downstream of an under-construction dam in Lao PDR that reportedly partially collapsed on Monday obliterating communities, leaving hundreds of people missing and displacing more than 6,600. Speaking after his return to the capital from a mobile Cabinet meeting Thailand Prime Minister General […]

Mekong Delta Drought Wreaking Economic Havoc

Mekong Delta Drought Wreaking Economic Havoc

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region is known as a famously productive agricultural area thanks to the rich nutrients carried downstream by the Mekong River. The delta produces enormous crops of rice and fruit every year, feeding tens of millions both in Vietnam and overseas. However, a historic ongoing drought, along with unprecedented saltwater intrusion, is causing […]