The Mekong

Perspectives on the Past at New Mandala

Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.

New Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge across the Mekong

Des Ball and Jessada Burinsuchat report on the new bridge between Thailand and Laos set to open in December 2013

Cross-border Shan: Naw Kham and Twet Nga Lu

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.