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Laos Steps into the Globalized World

YaleGlobal, December 15, 2009

Laos' hosting of the Southeast Asian Games is in some way a metaphor for the country's entrance into the globalized world. And Laos has crossed that threshold holding China's hand, according to journalist Bertil Lintner.
[read the article at yaleglobal.yale.edu]

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Laos: At the Crossroads

Southeast Asian Affairs, Volume 2008

In line with the directions set down by the Eighth Congress of the ruling Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) in March 2006, the Lao People's Democratic Republic will remain a one-party state with old-style, Soviet-era political institutions, while encouraging free enterprise and foreign investment. The outcome so far has been a remarkable political stability, and an impressive economic performance.
[read the article at muse.jhu.edu]

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Fear of foreigners in Laos

Asia Times, February 2, 2008

One year after Sompawn Khantisouk was abducted by men believed to be local police officers, the whereabouts of the entrepreneur, the owner and manager of a small eco-tourism lodge in northern Laos, are still unknown.
[read the article at www.atimes.com]

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Laggard Laos turns the economic corner

Asia Times, January 10, 2008

Though still small and largely confined to the capital Vientiane and a few other urban centers, a middle class is slowly but surely emerging in land-locked, communist-run Laos.
[read the article at www.atimes.com]

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Book Review: An American in Vientiane

Far Eastern Economic Review, March 18, 2004

Brett Dakin's account of his experience working in Laos adds to the small pool of such records on the country, writes Bertil Lintner.
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Economic Monitor: Laos

Far Eastern Economic Review, December 11, 2003

A controversial power station in Laos has environmentalists upset, but it could increase government revenues.
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Laos: Never Say Die

Far Eastern Economic Review, July 17, 2003

Hmong rebels have fought the Lao government for almost 30 years. What explains their tenacity?
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Book Review: Laos as it Really Was

Far Eastern Economic Review, February 20, 2003

Mervyn Brown, deputy to the British ambassador in Laos in the 1960s, seeks, through his recollections of the civil war in Laos, to correct the impression that a diplomat's life is an easy one. A book Review by Bertil Lintner.
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Economic Monitor: Laos

Far Eastern Economic Review, November 07, 2002

The Lao currency, the kip, is sliding, inflation is rising, foreign investment is down, not enough revenue is being collected and the government does not even have enough money to pay state employees such as teachers. But it is a general trend, not necessarily a road to complete disaster.
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Book Review: Missing Millions

Far Eastern Economic Review, July 18, 2002

Bertil Lintner reviews 10 Months in Laos: A Vast Web of Intrigue, Missing Millions and Murder, by Paul Conroy.
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Lao Royalty: Kingdom Come?

Far Eastern Economic Review, August 17, 2001

He's winning friends abroad, but for Prince Soulivong Savang, pretender to the Lao throne, staging a royal revival at home won't be easy.
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Political Dissent in Laos

The Irrawaddy, June 01, 2000

Political turmoil comes to one of the most isolated communist ruled countries in Southeast Asia.
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Political and tribal dissent in Laos

Jane's Intelligence Review, April 2000

Severe economic conditions in Laos have led to calls for political change and democracy. Bertil Lintner reports on recent anti-government demonstrations in one of the worlds few remaining communist countries.
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