Without free, informed and prior consent from the public, international disputes may arise, as was seen with the Myitsone Dam and the Letpadaung Copper Mine.
Ignoring cross border impacts of large infrastructure projects will spark conflict along rivers.
The Mekong Subregion’s key natural capital stocks are in a state of decline. How to reverse course?
These Mekong regional summits take place this weekend in Bangkok, and should be integrated into one body.
Myanmar can solve its plastic pollution problem. It starts with reducing personal use of single use plastic and switching to alternatives
The vast Tonle Sap Lake is Southeast Asia’s largest. Now, the country is trying to stop the loss of its lifeblood: the fish that thrive in these waters.
Myanmar has made significant progress on disaster preparedness. But it’s relationship with relief agencies remains fraught – potentially putting future lives at risk.
Asking the Mekong River what she thinks of our behavior toward her and toward ourselves.
China has a colonial agenda with Laos. It provides aid and investment, but both come at the cost of Laotian sovereignty.
The code should include three main components: confidence building measures, preventive diplomacy and dispute settlement mechanisms.