Regions / Laos
Knowledge about matters such as the U.S. bombing of Laos is a maladaptive trait in her line of work.
Forty years later, unexploded bombs from America's secret war in Laos continue to kill dozens each year.
U.S. cluster bombs continue to kill and maim impoverished Laotians, but the war criminals responsible have never been brought to book.
Vang Pao's passing reminds us how U.S. enables drug dealing as means to foreign-policy ends.
Since the end to the U.S. wars in Southeast Asia, many other wars have been waged, in other parts of the world, in new terrain, villages, and communities. Yet, the wars in Southeast Asia lingers.
Without political reform, Laos will continue to be mired in debt and poverty, argues Ronald Bruce St John.
After years of negotiations, stalling tactics, and domestic political debate, the U.S. Congress is considering ratification of bilateral trade agreements (BTAs) with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR or Laos) this summer.
The unquiet legacy of foreign intervention still casts a long shadow over U.S. policy in Indochina.