FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Construction has begun on a massive $3.8 billion dam in Laos that will profoundly effect Southeast Asia’s mighty Mekong river. The Xayaburi hydroelectric dam on the Mekong is being supported by Thailand, who have pledged to purchase a good 95% of the electricity the dam could potentially generate. Faine Greenwood write in UN Dispatch.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — THE Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts for Cambodia (ECCC), an unusual and ambitious international legal body with a name to match, has occupied a compound on the dusty outskirts of the […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — A full bench of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has found Pol Pot’s surviving henchmen guilty of crimes against humanity, and sentenced them to spend the rest […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — To journalists working across Southeast Asia in the 1990s and 2000s, the name Kathleen O’Keefe was the stuff of legends. In 1992, the Medford native, along with her then-husband Michael Hayes, […]