Rapid urbanisation has transformed Laos from a backwater to a regional hub.
CIA involvement in Laos redefined it, taking it from from occasional assassinations to large-scale paramilitary actions.
The latest in verse from around the Mekong region.
The Akha once maintained a large degree of political autonomy from lowland centres – a condition of statelessness.
Author Colin Cotterill’s Dr Siri knows the only way to argue with the solemn and dogmatic cadres who litter his country, Laos, is with sarcasm and wit.
Because time is a loose concept in Laos, sometimes an hour or two of dinner would pass before any stories recommenced.
One sport has played a surprising role in defining Laos and the Lao. Tikhi survived independence in 1954 and regime change in 1975.
The Annamite Mountains are a wilderness – peoples, plants and animals found nowhere else.