Fishermen pull their nets in the Mekong River in Southeast Cambodia’s Kandal province. Photo: AFP Fishermen pull their nets in the Mekong River in Southeast Cambodia’s Kandal province. Photo: AFP
Fishermen pull their nets in the Mekong River in Southeast Cambodia’s Kandal province. Photo: AFP
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

‘Proactive diplomacy’ in Mekong River dispute only way to resolve brewing conflict

Richard Heydarian writes that more platforms like the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation system are needed to quell dissent in Asia’s other major water war

Fishermen pull their nets in the Mekong River in Southeast Cambodia’s Kandal province. Photo: AFP Fishermen pull their nets in the Mekong River in Southeast Cambodia’s Kandal province. Photo: AFP
Fishermen pull their nets in the Mekong River in Southeast Cambodia’s Kandal province. Photo: AFP
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China and the Struggle for Western Pacific" and the forthcoming "Duterte's Rise"