Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.
New association "seeks to foster and facilitate opportunities for the advancement of research and knowledge relevant to Mainland Southeast Asia."
Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?
Hunter Marston reviews Josh Kurlantzick's newly published study of the CIA's covert military operations in Laos.
The double-edged sword of development, and promise of prosperity for Laos in 2016.
While donors strive to build a more visible face for Lao civil society, they may be contributing more to the destruction of its foundations.
Grant Evans analyses the role of Lao citizens who support Thailand's Red Shirt movement
The mystery of a missing Lao development worker highlights Southeast Asia’s record of enforced disappearances
Kong Le went from soldiering to politics, only to discover that he was no politician; being a patriot was not enough to save his country from itself.
Kearrin Sims writes about the ASEAN response to Sombath Somphone's disappearance in Laos
Des Ball and Jessada Burinsuchat report on the new bridge between Thailand and Laos set to open in December 2013
Olivier Evrard and Prasit Leepreecha showcase a remarkable collection of historical images from northern Thailand and beyond
Des Ball and Colum Graham report on recent North Korean arrivals in northern Thailand, and help to explain the role of Thai security forces
Scholars in Australia write to Foreign Minister Bob Carr calling for further action on missing Lao activist Sombath Somphone.
Tristan Knowles, the Director of Economists at Large, examines the financial and economic implications of the Vientiane to Yunnan rail link.
Sombath Somphone's disappearance is a great tragedy, not only for Sombath, his family, friends and colleagues but also for the Lao people and the country as a whole.
Since modern borders were first established in the Mekong region, opportunists like Naw Kham have used them to pursue their own economic and political agendas.