Laos

06.09.2016

Laos and the US: blood and secrets

Laos and the US: blood and secrets

Barack Obama is the first US President to visit Laos. Yet Laos has a long and painful history with the US, stretching back over 50 years. And this history is made up of a secret war, a secret army and a secret city. The history of the US intervention in… »

04.04.2016

Postcard from Laos

Postcard from Laos

So, what is it that’s truly appealing about being in Vientiane, Laos? Does it go beyond the low RPM laid-backness of the place? Is it because people greet each other by saying, “Be at ease”? Is it the way this socialist regime has so wisely chosen to embrace Buddhism and… »

21.05.2015

Sombath Somphone Receives the 2015 Gwangju Special Award for Human Rights

Sombath Somphone Receives the 2015 Gwangju Special Award for Human Rights

‘I stand before you humble and a little sad that it is I who is here to receive this Special Award for Human Rights’, said Shui Meng Ng, wife of Sombath Somphone upon accepting the 2015 Gwangju Special Award for Human Rights in Gwangju, South Korea last Monday on the… »

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