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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 146–151.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Holly High Climate disruptions highlighted factors likely to shape the contours of climate change in Laos. Among these, regional relationships and resource-driven development continued to be important, as did inequality within Laos. Popular dissatisfaction with the capacity of the Lao state...
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (1): 193–197.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Boike Rehbein As usual, there is mostly continuity in Laos: solid economic growth, a strong ruling communist party, increasing dependence on China, growing inequality, and tight control of civil society. A new trend, apart from the return of a socialist rhetoric, is an official appraisal of self...
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 148–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Samuel C. Y. Ku Laos’ economy declined slightly in 2015, but its political and economic integration with neighboring countries gradually deepened. While China continued to be a key actor in Vientiane’s foreign relations, Laos’ ties with neighboring Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and even Japan and...
Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 214–219.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Samuel C. Y. Ku Laos improved its economy in 2014, although its human rights record continues to receive critiques from international society. With frequent visits of Lao leaders to China and the opening of the fourth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, Laos deepened its relations with China in 2014...
Asian Survey (2014) 54 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Brendan M. Howe In 2013 Laos joined the World Trade Organization, economic growth was over 8%, and graduation from least-developed country status by 2020 remains achievable. But its human development index of 0.543 remained below the regional average. Macro development projects still threaten the...
Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 150–155.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Brendan M. Howe The year 2012 saw rapid economic growth, resource development, and a young, dynamic population starting to change the face of Lao public life. The governing Lao People’s Revolutionary Party was quick to claim across the board success. There remain, however, significant caveats...
Asian Survey (2011) 51 (2): 333–355.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Brendan Howe; Kearrin Sims Development in Laos has occurred slowly, with uneven distribution and significant negative effects. This article challenges the simplistic assumption of human development and human security as mutually reinforcing processes. It suggests a holistic approach addressing...
Asian Survey (2011) 51 (1): 202–207.
Published: 01 February 2011
...William Case Political contours changed little in Laos during 2010, leaving its single-party system in place. The economy continued to grow quickly, although not in ways that uplifted ordinary citizens. And deepening relations with China encouraged the government to open new channels to the United...