Stimson’s Southeast Asia Program is pleased to share the fifth issue brief in Stimson’s Letters from the Mekong series, which explores the vital role that Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake plays in the Mekong and identifies alternative pathways for development which can optimize trade-offs to th READ MORE

A new era of US engagement in infrastructure and development opportunities the Indo-Pacific commenced on October 3, 2018 when Congress passed the BUILD Act, a bipartisan legislation which establishes the International Development Finance Corporation. READ MORE

Global energy demand is surging. Handled poorly, this demand will accelerate climate change and threaten the water security, food security, and well-being of billions of people around the world. READ MORE

Over the past decade, the United Arab Emirates has emerged as a global leader in renewable energy innovation. READ MORE

At the Indo-Pacific Business Forum held on July 30, 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a new era of US engagement on infrastructure and development in the Indo-Pacific. READ MORE

Brian Eyler, Director of the Southeast Asia Program and Director of the Energy, Water, and Sustainability Program, spoke at the 3rd Mekong River Commissions Summit's Ministerial Meeting. READ MORE

February 20, 2018 |

Countries in the Mekong Basin need a strategic, basin-wide approach to efficiently develop the basin’s water and energy resources in ways that protect the natural productivity of the river system. READ MORE

On September 14-15, 2017, The Stimson Center in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) co-chaired a U.S. State Department funded U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environmental Issues. READ MORE

January 31, 2018 | Commentary

Stimson Southeast Asia program director Brian Eyler recently visited Plov Tuok, a community of 800 floating homes atop of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake — the largest lake in Southeast Asia and the world's largest inland fishery. READ MORE


This issue brief, the fourth in Stimson’s “Letters from the Mekong” series, explores the shifting terrain for power sector development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), analyzing hydropower within the context of a broader range of emerging factors and opportunities that could lead to a trans READ MORE

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