With much pride, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) last year celebrated forty years of independence. Over the course of four decades, Lao PDR (otherwise known as Laos) has remodeled itself. From a country torn by civil war, it has changed into a stable and peaceful nation with big ambitions. Lao PDR today is counted among the world’s fastest growing economies and is set on a course of full regional and international integration.
Published in FOREIGN AFFAIRS January-February 2015.
Distributed also on-site at the 2017 US HALIFAX International Security Forum.