Issue 4: Regional Economic Integration

Will the Mekong Survive Globalization?

The Mystery of the Mekong River During the cool and dry season of 2001, I sailed down the Mekong River on a 200-kilometer journey beginning in southern China, passing through Burmese and Lao territory on […]

Issue 2: Disaster and Rehabilitation

Mainstream Development— The Mekong

Plans to make the Mekong navigable to bigger boats by blasting rapids and shoals threaten to end a way of life for thousands of villagers. The sky rumbles in the distance and cold wind blasts […]

Issue 2: Disaster and Rehabilitation

Globalization from the Lao Hinterlands

“Globalization” is only the most recent buzzword to describe the spread of ideas and material goods worldwide. Whether one personally considers globalization to be boon or bane, it is nonetheless a reality that affects almost […]