Stimson in the News

Stimson’s Mekong Policy Project cited in the Associated Press

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CHIANG KHONG, Thailand (AP) — Dismissing its neighbors’ pleas, impoverished Laos is rapidly building a Mekong River dam that threatens fisheries crucial to millions of Southeast Asia’s poorest people.

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Researchers at the Stimson Center, a U.S. think tank, said there are signs sustained opposition from governments and civil society groups is making Lao dams more expensive and might cause some to be shelved. It said the Xayaburi dam’s Thai developer spent $200 million on modifications to reduce damage.

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