SSEAC Politics In Action 2020

This year I had the privilege of delivering the SSEAC 2020 Politics in Action Update on Laos.   Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s annual Politics in Action forum brings political updates..

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AMSEAS Inaugural Seminar is a Success!

On Friday 21st June the Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS) hosted its inaugural Mainland Southeast Asia Seminar. The 2019 Seminar theme was ‘China’s Presence in Mainland Southeast Asia’..

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Birthday Wishes to Sombath Somphone

Friday February 17, 2017 marked the 65th birthday of Sombath Somphone.  Sombath Somphone is a Lao community development worker and winner of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award. Sombath was abducted at..

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Missing Sombath a Test for ASEAN

Nowhere in Asia has seen the formation of stronger regional partnerships than those within ASEAN. In 2015 the institution will attempt to undertake yet another step forward in its impressive..
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Laos Rolls the Dice on Casino Tourism

Pick up any guidebook on Laos and you will likely find colourful descriptions of the country's rich natural beauty, cultural diversity and long Buddhist history. From the smiling monks in..
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