Thursday, September 17, 2009

Laos In The New York Times

The New York Times has an interesting article that captures many of the complexities regarding the modern shape of Laos.

Among the more intriguing points was that the Obama administration three months ago had declared that Laos had “ceased to be a Marxist-Leninist country.” According to the article, public spending makes up only 11 percent of the country’s economy, but politically, Laos remains authoritarian, and dissent from the party line is banned. But at the same time, it looks like there's increasing openness in Laos, and this can be a positive sign. This particular article was written by Thomas Fuller.

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