Who's who in the communist state's new leadership team.
Many doubt whether this year’s chair of ASEAN is up to the job.
The double-edged sword of development, and promise of prosperity for Laos in 2016.
In northern Laos a new dam has major implications for local villagers.
Football and nationalism in Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.
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
Gennie Gebhart reflects on the Lao government's ban on The Rocket.
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.
Join members of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific to mark the anniversary of Somchai Neelaphaijit’s disappearance through a discussion of forced disappearance in Southeast Asia.
Letters seized by the French in northern Laos in 1902 cast light on the regional networks of the Shan rebellion.
Unbothered by negative press coverage abroad, the response by Lao authorities has been to shut down dissent through harassment.
Proposed dam sets the stage for an uncertain future in Kok Wao village according to a Thailand-based research team.
Keith Barney examines comments on the Theun-Hinboun Dam by environmental consultant Murray Watson, who disappeared in Somalia in 2008.
In the annals of anthropologists working in the Lao development industry, Jan Ovesen's 1993 study must be one of the earliest.