Hydroelectric Power Concerns in Laos

Written by Kyle Hosey Laotian and Thai authorities and Chinese power company Sinohydro have recently finalized another hydroelectric power dam agreement along the Mekong River in Laos. The Pak Lay project is one of nine mega-dams planned by the Laotian government as part of its strategy to become the "battery of Southeast Asia," though only... Continue Reading →

A Glimpse into ASEAN, Myanmar, and Vietnam

Written by Kyle Hosey March 5, 2023 The ASEAN-Japan Relationship Turns 50 2023 marks 50 years since relations between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) informally opened relations with Japan. Commentators in the region predict that the relationship will continue to be one of ASEAN’s most productive, albeit not without challenges posed by COVID... Continue Reading →

Myanmar Still Absent as ASEAN Meets in Jakarta

Written by Kyle Hosey February 11, 2023 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held its first foreign ministers’ summit of 2023 last week in Jakarta, despite the continued absence of Myanmar. The nation’s relationship with ASEAN has been strained since the military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi... Continue Reading →

Solomon Islands Cancels Planned Elections

Written by Cameron Chambers - September 19, 2022 The Solomon Islands has canceled planned elections this past week. This comes as lawmakers in the Pacific Island state handed Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare a win by delaying the elections which will allow the Prime Minister Sogavare to remain in office longer. The measure received 37 votes... Continue Reading →

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