Tag Archives: asean

Lao CSOs can create a new space of debate via ASEAN networking

ASEAN CSO networks are increasingly active around their concerns with what they see as a restrictive legislative, regulatory and political framework for CSO action in Lao PDR. The cancelling of the ACSC/APF in Laos in 2016 reflects widespread regional CSO concerns about participation in pan-ASEAN events in Vientiane during Laos’ 2016 ASEAN presidency. In this […]

Lao economy after the May 2014 coup in Thailand

It seems that Lao-Thai trade is not significantly affected by Thailand’s partial closures of land borders following last weeks coup (the 12th or 13th in modern Thailand, depending on how you count it). But some Myanmar media are reporting that trade is still blocked at some of their borders with Thailand. Some suggestions also that […]