Stimson in the News

Rich Cronin, Brian Eyler and Courtney Weatherby quoted in Radio Free Asia on the Future of the Mekong

in Program

Millions of people living along the Mekong River face a possibly irreversible depletion of key food supplies resulting from dam building and other diversions of its waters.


“China’s construction of hydropower projects on the upper Mekong River…has shown Laos that it can ignore protests from downstream countries about the negative effects of its dams,” says Brian Eyler, deputy director of the Southeast Asia program at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C.


On a more positive note, Richard Cronin and Courtney Weatherby argued in a Stimson Center report in October last year that a combination of factors could lead to less dam building.

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