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Looking for Orange Shirts in Thailand

Stanley Weiss | Posted 08.17.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

We can only hope. Thailand may be a historically-fractured, cobbled-together country, but that doesn't mean that it should pass up a golden opportunity -- an Orange opportunity -- to invent a better future for itself.

American Tourists Among 45 Killed In Laos Plane Crash

AP | JERRY HARMER | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

PAKSE, Laos -- PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out fin...

Higher Education: Child's Dream

Julia Cashen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Julia Cashen

Child's Dream was established in as a charity organization dedicated to empowering children, youth and communities in the Mekong Sub-Region. This region is at the core of many humanitarian crises, and children are suffering the most.

Thailand Battles Meth Gangs In The Jungles Of The Golden Triangle

Agence France Presse | Amelie Bottollier-Depois | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

A Thai police gunboat prowls the waters of the Mekong River searching for the drug gangs that haunt this territory deep in the Golden Triangle, an age...

Cruising Down The Mekong River

Don Mankin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel
Don Mankin

It is difficult to separate the magic of the Mekong from the magic of Laos, the country through which it flows for much of its meandering route through Southeast Asia. Laos is beautiful, uncrowded and populated by some of the most gracious and gentle people I have ever met. Or maybe it's the river itself, surprisingly peaceful for one so large and significant.

How I Escaped the Brothel in Cambodia: One Young Vietnamese Woman's Story

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Andrew Lam

ADAPT leads the counter-trafficking efforts at the frontiers of Vietnam. They provide shelter for victims of human trafficking. Below is an interview I conducted with one of those victims who managed to return from a brothel in Cambodia.

Mighty Mekong to Be Dammed?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The mighty Mekong River is about to face its greatest test, when the governments of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam will decide whether to give approve the construction of a dam.

Wikileaks: Dalai Lama Pushed Action on Climate Change

Kate Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kate Saunders

A WikiLeaks cable says the Dalai Lama advocated for the the U.S. to shift its focus to climate change in Tibet. It is a message that China's top leader Hu Jintao, needs to hear.

Sold Down the River; Fishers Fight for Healthy Rivers

Lori Pottinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lori Pottinger

Recent protests in Thailand, Kenya and California have focused attention on the ecological and social risks of dam-building.