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The Mekong matters for America/America matters for the Mekong

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Title:The Mekong matters for America/America matters for the Mekong
Authors:Limaye, Satu P.
Eyler, Brian
East-West Center Washington
Henry L. Stimson Center
LC Subject Headings:Mekong River Region - Relations - United States
United States - Relations - Mekong River Region
Date Issued:2020
Publisher:Washington, DC : East-West Center
Abstract:This report explores the trade, investment, business, diplomacy, security, education,and people-to-people connections between the United States and the five countries of mainland Southeast Asia referred to as the Mekong region. Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam are bound together and geographically defined by the Mekong River, which has historically provided a rich, natural bounty of fish, agricultural productivity, physical connectivity, and key environmental services to more than 60 million people living in the river basin. The Mekong's importance has only grown as the region's social, economic, and diplomatic ties export the river's bounty to the rest of the world. As the region develops, urbanization, infrastructure development, and climate change—among other changes—are all impacting the river, its resources, and the millions who depend on the mighty Mekong.

This publication was produced in partnership with the Stimson Center Southeast Asia Program.
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Pages/Duration:41 p.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/76043
Appears in Collections: East-West Center Books, Reports, and Other Printed Media


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