This guide features selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Asia and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.
A powerful documentation of the lasting impact of the Vietnam War on the neighbouring country of Laos. During the war, the US dropped more than two million tons of bombs on Laos, including more than 270 million cluster bomb submunitions. Many failed to explode, leaving the landscape littered with perhaps millions of unexploded bombs, as lethal today as when they fell from the sky 30 years ago. The lives of about 300 Laotian people are still devastated each year by these deadly remnants of a war long gone.